Ewell Thomas Guidry

September 1, 1932 ~ July 6, 2024

Ewell Thomas Guidry, age 91, native of Lafayette, LA passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2024.

He retired from Consolidated Freightways as an accounts manager in 1988. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the VFW Post 2130. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Before moving from Lafayette to Lake Charles, he attended school at St. John the Evangelist Cathedral School. In Lake Charles, he attended Central School, T.S. Cooley, and LaGrange High School.

After returning from military service, he attended business school and worked for Southern Pacific Freight.

Ewell enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, cooking outdoors, and listening and dancing to Cajun music. He enjoyed annual reunions with his Marine buddies all over the country.

He was the father of Leonard (companion, Christine LeBleu), Russell, Warren, Quintin (Dawn), Alyson (fiancé, Chad Armentor), and Thomas, II.; grandfather of Clayton Guidry (Brandi), Alexis Fulmer (Gerrod), Brooke Guidry, Savannah Burnett (Clayton), Jake Guidry (Allison), Raegan Wyble, Sarah Guidry, Dakoda Guidry (Jacie), Cameron Guidry, Austin and Beau Dobson, and Haydon and Gavon Guidry; and great grandfather to Vivienne and Liam Burnett, Eleanore and Hadley Guidry, Kallie LeJeune, Ella Fulmer, and Cooper Guidry.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Mary Alice Matte Guidry; his youngest son, Thomas Ewell Guidry, II; his parents, Thomas Ewell Guidry, I and Gladys Bertrand Guidry; his brother, Harold Anthony Guidry, Sr., and daughter in law, Tammy Schexnider Guidry.

A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, July 13, 2024 at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church. Monsignor Jace Eskind will officiate. Burial will follow in Consolata Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will begin on Friday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a rosary being recited at 6:00 PM. Visitation will resume on Saturday from 8:30 AM until leaving for the church at 9:30 AM.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to all of the staff at the Southwest Louisiana War Veterans Home for their compassion and care given to Mr. Guidry and his family.


Visitation: Friday, July 12, 2024
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Rosary: Friday, July 12, 2024
6:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Visitation: Saturday, July 13, 2024
8:30 am - 9:30 am

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, July 13, 2024
10:00 am

St Martin de Porres
5495 Elliott Road.
Lake Charles, LA 70605

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  1. So sorry for your loss. I know he will be missed. Keeping you all in my thoughts and heart.

  2. Candle 1Our deepest condolences to the entire Guidry family!!

    The Sanchirico Family

  3. Lenard I’m so sorry for your loss, condolences to the family & friends. Il be thinking of y’all.

  4. We are very sorry for your loss Warren, may your father rest in peace. We are praying for strength to the entire Guidry family.

  5. Quintin and all Guidry Families,
    So sorry in your loss.
    Sympathy and prayers to y’all .
    Quintin deepest sympathy in loss of your Father.
    You were one of our Plant Operators years ago for City of Lake Charles.

    Cathy Perry Smith, Former Office Manager
    City of Lake Charles /Wastewater

  6. Candle 1Leonard and family,
    May you keep him in your hearts….until you meet again. For being loved and remembered, is to never truly be gone. Absent in the world…present with our Savior. Jim and I send big prayers for strength and comfort.

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