Kirt Louis Guidry
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Kirt Louis Guidry announces his passing from this life and ascension into Heaven during the early morning hours on May 17, 2013 at the age of 76.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held in Kirt’s honor at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Mermentau on Monday, May 20, 2013, at 2 p.m. He will be laid to eternal rest in St. John the Evangelist Cemetery where he will be honored with full military rites. Father David Broussard will officiate.
A gathering of Kirt’s family and friends to bid their final farewell will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home in Jennings today, Sunday, May 19, 2013, from 2:30-9 p.m. with a rosary recited at 6 p.m. Visitation will resume on Monday, May 20, 2013, at 9 a.m. until the time of his funeral mass at 2 p.m.
Kirt Louis was born in Andrus Cove to the late Augustine “Gus” Guidry and the late Molly Cormier Guidry on July 7, 1936. He served his country honorably in the Unites States Air Force from 1955 until his retirement in 1975 at England Air Force Base. This proud American served his country for 20 years earning numerous decorations for his bravery and dedication to protecting the freedom of all. Kirt was honorably discharged earning the title of Law Enforcement and Corrections Supervisor and Technical Sergeant. Following his military service, he worked as a electrician and carpenter. Kirt loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren whom he loved so dearly. He also enjoyed wine making.
Kirt is survived by his beloved wife, Claudia Pierce Guidry of Mermentau; his four daughters and their spouses, Tina and Robert LeBlanc of Markham, Texas, Gaynell and Terry Guillory of Evangeline, Joycelin and Mohammed Shamsie of Benton, and Bernadette and Scott Guidry of Pattison, Texas; one brother, Roland “Rag” (Grace) Guidry of Carencro; his sister, Joyce (Horace) Broussard of Lafayette; his cousin, whom he looked after like a sister, Judy (Wilbur) Reon of Jennings; and his 12 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
Kirt was preceded in death by his parents, Augustine and Molly C. Guidry; two daughters, LaDonna and Belinda Guidry; one brother, Warren Guidry; one sister, Dixie Gonsolves; two grandsons, Dammon Guidry and Josh Guidry; and his two brothers-in-law, Wallace Pierce and Henry Fontenot.
To extend online condolences, please visit www.matthewsandsonfuneralhome.net.
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