Captain of Seacor Power recovered by Coast Guard; funeral arrangements announced

Updated: Apr. 16, 2021 at 12:01 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLE, La. (WVUE) - Officials have confirmed the identity of the body recovered from the capsized Seacor Power as Captain David Ledet, 63, of Thibodaux.

Ledet’s body was recovered along with six survivors after the boat capsized in the Gulf of Mexico during severe storms on Tuesday, April 13.

Visitation will be held in his honor on Wednesday, April 21 at Thibodaux Funeral Home from 9 a.m. until the Funeral Service at 12 p.m. Burial will follow at St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery in Thibodaux.

David Ledet, 63
David Ledet, 63(Thibodaux Funeral Home)

He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Yvette Jambon Ledet; son, Brad Anthony Ledet (Pam); daughter, Tiffany Ledet Milstead (James); grandchildren, Cameron and Ellie Milstead; mother, Edna Savoie Ledet; brother, George J. Ledet, Jr.; and sister, Linda Ledet Bruce (Glynn).

“He will be remembered for his sense of humor and love for his family, especially his grandchildren. He dedicated his love and hard work to his family, always providing the best for them. He also dedicated 50 years working on the water and offshore, which he was passionate about since childhood. He will be dearly missed by all his loved ones, but will always be remembered,” his obituary reads.

Online condolences can be given at Thibodaux Funeral Home’s website. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of David Anthony Ledet please visit the Thibodaux Funeral Home Tribute Store.

Search and rescue efforts continue for the 12 remaining crewmembers.


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