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6631 Washington Avenue
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Phone: (228) 872-3637
Fax: (228) 872-3638
James Candebat

James Candebat Sr.

Thursday August 17, 1944 - Sunday February 17, 2019
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On February 17, 2019 Heaven gained another angel. James “Jimmy” Douglas Candebat, Sr. passed away peacefully at the age of 74. Mr. Candebat was born in New Orleans, LA. He was a resident of Kiln, MS for 50 years. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 44 years, Irene Ann Candebat, his parents Dominick Sr. and Anna Candebat, and three brothers Dominick Jr., Wilbur, and Robert Candebat, and his two sisters Willa Mae Finnin and Joan Candebat Gettys. He is survived by his two brothers Richard Candebat and George Candebat (Henny), his sister Reineann Blouin. He is also survived by his three children Adam John Candebat of Jackson, MS, Carrie and husband Rick Mistrot of Slidell, LA., and James “Jimmy” Douglas Candebat Jr. and wife Ginger of Kiln, MS. Mr. Candebat also leaves behind his adored grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Grandchildren Megan, Holly, Colby, Kailey, Gracey, Olivia, and step-grandson Dalton Seyler, great-grandchildren Hannah, Leland, Khloe, Amelia, and Harper, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Candebat was born and raised in the French Quarter. After moving to Mississippi, he opened Candy’s 603 Speedway in Kiln, MS in 1970, later working in sales and management at tire stores in Gulfport and Picayune, MS and retiring from selling campers in Picayune, MS. He was a devoted husband to his late wife. His love for animals started with showing dogs with his wife. Later having a farm, J & J Cattle Farm, with show horses and cattle. He loved going to the livestock auctions weekly. He also loved to go to the dirt track and race on Saturday nights. Almost every night before he went to bed, he would grab his favorite Chocolate Chip ice cream with milk. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Visitation will be held at the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 9062 Kiln Delisle Rd. in Pass Christian, MS where friends may visit from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The funeral will follow in the chapel of the church. Burial will be follow in Bayou Coco Cemetery in Kiln, Mississippi.

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  • Visitation

    Friday February 22, 2019 | 10:00am - 12:30pm
    Friday February 22, 2019 10:00am - 12:30pm
    Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church
    Address Not Available
  • Service

    Friday February 22, 2019 | 12:30pm
    Friday February 22, 2019 12:30pm
    Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church
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    Father Paddy Mockler
  • Interment

    Friday February 22, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Friday February 22, 2019 2:00pm
    Bayou Coco
    Address Not Available


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Posted at 11:24am
My name is Mary York, and Mr. Candebat was the dad of my dear friend, Carrie.

I will always remember the last time I saw Mr. Candebat, it was right before Christmas last yr.
He was so excited for me to see the “race car” themed Christmas tree Carrie had decorated for him, and placed in his room.
He gleefully told me “she got her creative talent from her mother!”
Mr. Candebat was sooo proud of that tree, and Carrie.

He and Carrie had a very special bond, and it was never more evident than during the last year of his life on earth.
Carrie literally put her life on hold to care of her dad, and he was making sure she would be surrounded by love and support after he went home to be with The Lord.
I know this because he called me into his room during one of my visits, and asked me to promise him that “I would always be there for Carrie.”

I’m thankful you are now pain free, and rejoicing before the Lord, and rest assured Mr. Candebat I will keep my promise!


Martha Abbrecht

Posted at 08:14am
Our deepest sympathy. In our thoughts & prayers. Martha & family.
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