M. “Randy” Deshotel is the eldest son of the five children of Bobbie W.
Deshotel and Joella Fusilier Deshotel and the grandson of Adraste & Edmae
Deshotel and Clarence & Evelyn Fusilier.
My wife of 26 years is Karen Theriot Deshotel and we have 3 daughters –
Sarah, a Physical Therapist in Lake Charles; Camille, an Occupational
Therapy student at the University of South Alabama, Mobile; and Allison, a
student in marketing at McNeese State University. I have held 3 jobs
in my life: Director of Purchasing at Savoy Medical Center, Branch Manager
of La. Land Bank in Opelousas and as Branch Manager of Citizens Bank in
Mamou for 20+ years. I am a Trustee on St. Anne’s Church Council, a lector
at the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, an Honorary member of the Vidrine
Volunteer Fire Department, Secretary of the Mamou Rotary Club, past member
of the Mamou Chamber of Commerce, past President and Treasurer of the La.
Crawfish Farmer’s Assoc., director and member of the Evangeline Parish and
La. Cattlemen’s Assoc., a past director of the International Brangus
Breeder’s Association, and a past board member of the Savoy Medical
Management Group (Savoy Hospital in Mamou).
My hobbies are the exhibition of cattle across the Southern U.S., to teach
young people how to feed, groom and exhibit their own 4-H and FFA projects
to the best of their abilities, so that they may learn the discipline and
appreciation of quality it takes to be successful at such an endeavor, and
working in my yard.
The histories of our families, towns and parish have always been of great
interest to me. To have become custodian of these important records as the
Evangeline Parish Clerk of Court is a dream come true. As a banker, it
was rewarding when people asked me to help them with their personal finances
and trusted me to do so. I am now equally gratified to help our Evangeline
Parish citizens to learn their past histories or begin a new history with a
land purchase, marriage, and birth records of their children, all the while
trusting me to keep their records safe and secure.