James “J.D.” Guidry Sr.

James “J.D.” Guidry Sr.

March 30, 1933 — February 7, 2014
James “J.D.” Guidry Sr., 80, a native of Elton, a past resident of Patterson, and a resident of Verdunville, passed away Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at his residence.
J.D. leaves to cherish his memory his wife of two years, Leola H. Loftin Guidry; four sons, James D. Guidry Jr. and his wife, Annette, Ricky A. Guidry and his wife, Joanie, Gary Guidry and his wife, Phyllis, and Gerald W. Loftin Jr. and his wife, Michelle; three daughters, Patricia G. Boyles and her husband, Gregory, Jennifer G. Mayon and her husband, Kirk, and Cheryl Torres and her husband, Robert; 20 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Dolza Guidry; his mother, Marion Manuel Guidry; his first wife of 59 years, Anna Lois Fontenot Guidry; two brothers, Wiley Guidry and Melvin Guidry; and one sister, Rose Guidry.
J.D. was a generous and kind person. A businessman, he was self-employed for most his life as the owner of J.D.’s Auto Salvage. He was a talented gardener who also enjoyed hunting and fishing. J.D. was a board member and faithful member of New Life Tabernacle. Most importantly, he was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend.
The family requests that visitation be observed from 6 to 9 p.m. today, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at New Life Tabernacle in Morgan City. Visitation will resume Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at 9 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. at New Life Tabernacle. J.D. will be laid to rest in the Ibert’s Memorial Park Cemetery in Patterson.

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