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John William Landry, Jr.

Visitation:
Sunday, July 29, 2012
4:30 PM until 9:00 PM
Matthews and Son Funeral Home
511 N. Cutting Ave.
Jennings, LA 70546

Visitation:
Monday, July 30, 2012
8:00 AM until 11:00 AM
Matthews and Son Funeral Home
511 N. Cutting Ave.
Jennings, LA 70546

Service:
Monday, July 30, 2012
11:00 AM
Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church
State Street, LA

Special Services:
Rosary: 6 PM Sunday, July 29, 2012



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John William Landry, Jr.

A life-long Jennings resident John “Johnnie” William Landry, Jr., 88, passed away on Thursday, July 26, 2012 at the Jennings American Legion Hospital. Visitation will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home from 4:30 PM - 9 Pm with a rosary at 6 PM on Sunday, July 29, 2012 by the Third Degree Knights of Columbus, and visitation will continue the next day from 8 AM until the time of services. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church at 11 AM on the 30th day of July, 2012, with Father Charles McMillin officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Johnnie was the son of the late John William Landry of Leroy and the former Julia Bellard of Lawtell. He had one sibling, a brother the late James Lowell “Jim” Landry of Lafayette. He was a graduate of Jennings High School and attended SLI where he played football. Johnnie served in the United States Navy during WWII as Gunner‘s Mate Second Class. Johnnie had been a very active member in the Knights of Columbus since 1942 and was a 3rd Degree Knight. He was Scout Master in the Boy Scouts of America when his sons were young boy scouts growing up. He was a member of the Drum & Bugle Crop in Crowley. Johnnie was the owner of Johnnie’s Quick Stop and Drive-In and also was the co-owner of Ben & Bill’s Army Surplus Store. He was past Commander of James O. Hall Post of the American Legion and served on the Board of Directors of the Jennings American Legion Hospital for 32 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post Honor Guard rendering honor at the funeral of military veterans. At one time Johnnie sang with the Barber Shopp Quartet. He was a member of Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church and was a member of their choir for many years.

Johnnie was known for his sense of humor and was well liked by all. He loved barbequing for everyone (and was good at it). He barbequed for many of the fund raisers in Jennings. He loved cheering the Jennings Bulldogs on to victory and spending time with his seven children at his camp at Morgan Shores in Lake Arthur. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Eva Derks of Jennings; three sons, Robert William (wife, Janet) Landry of Houston, David Scott (wife, Charlotte) Landry of Baton Rouge, and John Michael (wife, Judy) Landry of Metairie; four daughters, Cindy Claire (Bert) Cart of Elton, Sherrill Ann (Tootie Robicheaux) Landry of Slidell, Renee Marie (Dennis) Markwood of Lake Charles, and Lori Lynn (Patrick) Keen of Shreveport. Twelve grandchildren, Courtney Dugas, Allison Cart, Brittany Landry, Jarred Landry, Brice Landry, Katherine Landry, Matthew Markwood, John Landry, Jillian Landry, Ashton Keen, Reed Keen, Luke Keen, and one great granddaughter, Evan Burgos-Dugas.

Johnnie was preceded in death by his beloved parents, John William Landry and the former Julia Bellard; and one brother, James Lowell “Jim” Landry.


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