Charles Reed “Chuck” Landry
June 17, 1968 - January 8, 2015
ABBEVILLE — A Memorial Service of Remembrance will be held on Friday, January 30, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. at Vincent Funeral Home, 209 S. St. Charles Street, Abbeville, Louisiana honoring the life of Charles Reed “Chuck” Landry who died Thursday, January 8, 2015 in Branson, Missouri. A rosary will be recited by Deacon Billy Vincent at 7:30 p.m. Interment will be held at a later date.
Chuck began his musical career in his father's band in South Louisiana at the age of 15 and moved to Nashville, Tenn., with his brother, Wade, at the age of 17. While living in Nashville, Chuck played for Jimmy C. Newman, performing on the Grand Old Opry and touring the United States and Europe. He also performed with Doug Kershaw and Mel McDaniel. Chuck then moved to Branson, Missouri and began working a variety of shows. Chuck performed for five years with Splinter Middleton at the Down Home Country Music Show and the Wade Benson Landry Swingin’ Cajun Style Show. He also performed at Silver Dollar City and with The Grand Ladies of Country Music featuring Jean Shepherd, Norma Jean, Wanda Jackson and others. He also performed with Hank Thomson, Ray Price, Asleep at the Wheel, Leona Williams and The Joey Riley Show. In 1998, Chuck began performing with the legendary Mel Tillis and the Statesider band and traveled all across the United States and Canada. Chuck was at his proudest moment in his music career and continued with Mel until his death.
Chuck had a genuine smile and could always make those around him smile and laugh. Chuck was a wonderful man, a loving father, husband, brother, and uncle and a friend to all. He was an extraordinary drummer, a great cook and an avid fisherman. It was always great to get his phone calls saying “I’m coming home.” Those visits always included fishing for reds, eating lots of seafood and a card game at Uncle Will and Aunt Ginger’s house.
Chuck is survived by his wife, Regina McCoy Landry, his son, Zachary W. Landry, his mother, Jane L. Landry, his sister, Denise L. Ardeneaux and her husband, Paul N. Ardeneaux, his brother Wade Benson Landry and his wife, Teresa Bowe Landry, his wife’s children and grandchildren, along with a host of nieces and nephews who always thought the world of their Uncle Chuck. Chuck is also survived by his Godmother, Janice H. Broussard of Jennings and his Godfather, Noddy LeBlanc of Wyoming.
He was preceded in death by his father, Duliss P. Landry, whom he loved dearly, his brother, Robert J. Choate, his paternal grandparents Abadie and Adelaide Landry of Delcambre, La. and his maternal grandparents Jeneus LeBlanc and Estelle LeMaire LeBlanc of Kaplan, La.
Family and friends are invited to join us for this Memorial Service of Remembrance.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.vincentfuneralhome.net.
All funeral arrangements are being conducted by Vincent Funeral Home of Abbeville (337) 893-4661.