Theodore J. (Teddy) Landry, Jr.

Published 11:54 am Friday, July 15, 2016

 Dec. 21, 1938 – June 9, 2016

Theodore J. (Teddy) Landry, Jr., 76, of Bridge City, TX passed away at his home on June 9, 2016.

 He was born December 21, 1938 in Port Arthur, Texas to Theodore J. (Ted) Landry, Sr. and ThelmaMatthews Landry. He grew up in Groves, Texas where he played defense on the PN-G Indians football team and proudly graduated with the class of 1958. After completing high school, Teddy joined the U.S. Army where he served as a Staff Sgt. during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was primarily stationed in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He continued to be a proud veteran and flew his U.S. flag from his home for everyone to see. He was a longstanding member of the Pipefitters Local #195 for 53 years where his father and brother, Danny were also members. He worked both as a pipe and CAD draftsman. Ted also worked and traveled in the construction business to Florida, Colorado, Massachusetts, Washington state and New York state. But, his passion in life was Harley Davidson motorcycles. He enjoyed riding them until his failing health no longer allowed that pleasure.

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 He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Bobby Earl and Danny Wayne Landry; and mother-in-law, Eula Hollier DeCuir. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Geraldine DeCuir Landry of Atascocita; sons, Jeffrey and wife, Debra of Greensburg, PA and Richard and wife, Bethany of Rowlett, TX; daughter, Laurie Landry DeRouen and husband, Brent of Spring, TX; sister, Barbara Landry Hatcher of Dallas, TX; father-in-law, Dan DeCuir; brother-in-law, Danny DeCuir and wife, Rosie; and sister-in-law, Linda McFadden and husband, Murphy. He is also survived by his three grandchildren, Cameron, Zane and Taylor Landry and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

 A cremation was held and a private memorial will be held later by the family.

 Donations may be made in his memory to the Bridge City Volunteer Fire and Rescue, 300 Bland Dr., Bridge City, TX 77611 or the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675.