Harold Anthony LeDoux
Published 4:19 pm Thursday, June 11, 2015
Harold Anthony LeDoux (88) , born in Port Arthur, Texas in 1926, passed away on June 7, 2015 in Dallas, TX. A devoted and loving father and grandfather, Harold LeDoux was the illustrator of the syndicated Judge Parker comic strip for 52 1/2 years. Prior to his work on Judge Parker, her was in the Merchant Marines during WWII and then attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. He moved to New York City where he drew cartoons for Famous Funnies and Movie Love magazine, illustrating popular movies from the 40s and 50s, including stars such as Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis and Angela Lansbury. As a watercolor artist, he depicted scenes of his childhood memories when visiting his family in Louisiana. Harold was a member of the National Cartoonist Society, the Comics Council, the Watercolor Society, and is featured in the Museum of the Gulf Coast, the Port Arthur Library, and the Yale Law Library.
Harold LeDoux is survived by his daughters, Lorraine Gachelin and Noelle Wheeler; grandchildren, Lucas and Gaelle Gachelin and William and Jacqueline Wheeler.
A special service will be held at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 3900 Twin City Highway, Groves, TX on Saturday, June 13 at 11:30 a.m. under the direction of Clayton Thompson Funeral Directors in Groves.