[AARA] Eucharist LaBry W5QIB - Silent Key

Herman Campbell kn5grk at lusfiber.net
Mon May 14 11:14:36 EDT 2012

Sorry about the late info, got it at 10:00 AM this morning.  That is 
about all I can tell you at this time.

  Eucharist LaBry W5QIB (1915 - 2012) - Silent Key

Eucharist Joseph LaBry

September 6, 1915 ~ May 11, 2012

KAPLAN - Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2012 at 
Vincent Funeral Home - Kaplan honoring the life of Eucharist (E.J.) 
Joseph LaBry, 96, who died Friday, May 11, 2012 at Eastridge Assisted 
Living Center in Abbeville. He will be laid to rest at Kaplan Cemetery 
with Deacon David Vaughn officiating the services. Cindy Luquette with 
Heart of Hospice will sing Amazing Grace.

E.J. was a native of Kaplan, Louisiana and grew up in the Cossinade 
area. He was the son of the late Edvar LaBry and Lea Meaux.

As a young man, Mr. LaBry traveled extensively. He was a United States 
Merchant Marine Radio Officer licensed by the Coast Guard. He acquired 
his education as a radio officer in Boston, Massachusetts and served 
during World War II in the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and the 
Mediterranean/Middle East areas. He served on the USS Cayuse and was 
decorated with the Merchant Marine Emblem, Atlantic War Zone Bar, and 
the Mediterranean/Middle East War Zone Bar.

After World War II, Mr. E.J. worked for over 21 years as a radio officer 
in the Marine Department of Texaco, Inc. He joined Texaco in 1961 
working aboard the SS Texaco North Carolina and last served on the SS 
Massachusetts in 1982. During his tenure with Texaco, Mr. LaBry traveled 
on numerous occasions to Europe, the Caribbean, up and down the east and 
west coasts of the United States, and through the Panama Canal area. His 
occupation led to a hobby as a ham radio operator for many years.

Upon his retirement, Mr. E.J. pursued a lifelong love of interest in 
farming by buying and settling on a farm in east Texas. He spent over 
fifteen years gardening, working with an orchard, and producing honey. 
He later relocated closer to family in the Maurice, Louisiana area. The 
last year of Mr. LaBry's life was spent at Eastridge Assisted Living 
Center in Abbeville where he continued his love of gardening for as long 
as he could.

Mr. LaBry is survived by two daughters, Lea Meisetschlaeger and her 
husband, Rodney of Beaumont, Texas and Annette Skaggs and her husband, 
Jack of Bossier City, Louisiana; four grandchildren, Amy Contreras of 
Houston, Texas, Jack Ryan Skaggs of Bossier City, Jill Skaggs of Bossier 
City, and Renee Thornton of Lafayette; and great grandchildren, 
Christopher Wooley of Lafayette and another expected boy this month. He 
is also survived by several nieces and nephews, including Amy Dean 
Valdetero and Delores Hebert.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Susan LaBry Anderson; his 
sister, Emily Meaux; his brother, Lernes LaBry; half-sister, Edna Mae 
Duhon-Ford; and half-brother, Louis Mallet.

Mr. LaBry's family would like to thank the staff at Heart of Hospice for 
their help and Eastridge Assisted Living Center for making their father 
feel at home over the last year. Heartfelt gratitude goes out to two 
very special ladies, Ellen and Susan, for stepping up and helping out 
during a time of great need. Mr. E.J. could not have been in better 
hands! Bless you!

The family requests that visiting hours be observed at Vincent Funeral 
Home - Kaplan, 300 N. Eleazar Avenue, on Monday, May 14, 2012 from 10 
a.m. until services.

All funeral arrangements are being conducted by Vincent Funeral Home of 
Kaplan, (337) 643-7276 [Service Information 225-5276].

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