Joseph A. Guidry Sr., age 86 of Metairie, Louisiana, passed away on Monday, September 9, 2019. He was born on Saturday, October 15, 1932, in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of the late Leonce Joseph and Mae Fuller Guidry.

For many years, he was a jockey and horse trainer. He loved being at the race track and had an admiration for thoroughbreds.  

Joseph is survived by his daughter, Gail  Guidry, sons & daughters-in-law, Leon and Karen Guidry, Joe A. Jr. and Laura Guidry, sons, Kevin Guidry, Edward Guidry, step-daughter, Donna Babin; 8 grandchildren, Carrie Matthews, Jeremy Guidry, Jenel Secrease, Emily Jones, Ashley Brandau, Tiffany McNeil, Stacie Larson, and Bridget Shows; 23 great-grandchildren, Christopher, Caitlyn, Gunnar, Coda, Cole, Cassidy, Cate, Caleb, Parker, Cooper,Wahden, Kenlee, Klaire, Alyssa, Madelyn, Lilly, Molly, Tyson, Trenton, Alexa, Abigail, Emma, and Stella; and his brother, Raymond Guidry.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Guidry; brother, Leon Guidry; and his sister, Lorraine Guidry Farace.

Family and friends will be received at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in  Ponchatoula , 100 W. Magnolia St. Ponchatoula, Louisiana 70454, on Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm.

Services will be held in the funeral home chapel in Ponchatoula, on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 9:00 am.

Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Metairie, Louisiana.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St Tammany Parish Hospital Hospice, 725 West Eleventh Ave, Covington, LA 70433.

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