Junie Desporte loved seafood. He loved golf. And he loved a good cigar. Wednesday, Biloxi lost one of its more colorful characters when the 59-year-old lost his battle with cancer.
Desporte's name was synonymous with east Biloxi's seafood industry. Thursday, a black wreath hung from the Division Street store he co-owned with his brother.
Family members say Biloxi just won't be the same without Junie around.
"Well, he was a character. He always liked cutting up and having fun. He got along with everybody. Everybody liked him," Junie's brother Artie Desporte remembered.