“Coach” T.A. Tudury

Theodore Anthony Tudury Jr.

Theodore Anthony Tudury Jr.

“Coach” T.A. Tudury, Theodore Anthony Tudury Jr., was born in Bay St. Louis, Miss., in 1921 and passed away due to Alzheimers on March 2, 2014.
He found his joy in his family, friends and making people laugh. He could remember students’ names 20 to 30 years after teaching them. He valued the importance of education and was always willing to help someone, anyone, who needed a helping hand or just to talk. He was firm but fair and logical.
He was in the pro baseball feeder leagues in Florida, but when World War II came about, he chose to serve his country. After returning to the States, he had numerous offers to coach in college and professional sports, but he chose to keep it smaller on a more personal level.
He was inducted into the Central Catholic Hall of Fame. He was also coach of the year in 1957, chosen by the Louisiana Sports Writers. He could hit a half-court shot from center court (under hand) and rarely missed. He was an athlete in all sports.
In death, he has continued to literally change the world. There is not a day that goes by that someone doesn’t mention him, his life, or how it has personally touched theirs.
He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by one son, Scott Tudury and wife, Yvette, of Berwick; two stepdaughters, Mary Beth C. Driskell and husband, Charles, of Morgan City, and Penny C. Naquin and husband, Robert, of Thibodaux; one granddaughter, Emily Blair Tudury; five stepgrandchildren, Bethany Oliver, Ginger Jones, Jamie Naquin, Joshua Driskell, and Megan Driskell Evans; and five stepgreat-grandchildren, Alexis Naquin, Ami Naquin, Mckenzie Jones, Max Evans and Emma Evans.
Coach was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore Tudury Sr. and Mae King Tudury; wife, Grace Landry Tudury; and one sister, Dorothy Russell.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Holy Cross Catholic Church with the Rev. Danny Poche officiating.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Twin City Funeral Home. Visitation will resume from 8 a.m. until the time of Mass on Thursday at Holy Cross Church. Mausoleum Entombment with military honors provided by the East St. Mary Veterans Funeral Squad will follow Mass in the Morgan City Cemetery.

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