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Westside/Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home

5101 Westbank Expressway, Marrero, LA

OBITUARY

Kenneth Leland Gifford Jr.

3 May , 194829 June , 2019
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Kenneth Gifford, Jr. “Skip” passed away peacefully while surrounded by family on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the age of 71. Born May 3, 1948 to the late Kenneth Gifford, Sr. and Audrey Leidinger. Skip was a police officer for the state of Louisiana who retired after 32 years of dedicated service. He also admirably served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Devoted husband of Tammy Gomez Gifford. Proud father of Rick Barton (Monica) and James Gifford. Beloved stepfather of Rochelle Guidry (JonRoss), David Lewis (Jenna) and the late Ryan Lewis. Loving grandfather of Joci Troumbley (Ty), Jordin Carlisle (Jared), Kaylee Guidry and Kamryn Guidry. Great grandfather of Parker Jaye Carlisle. Brother of Charles Gifford (Peggy), Stephen Gifford, Sr. (Miriam), Earl “Jody” Leidinger, Jr. (Cheri) and Elizabeth Leidinger Lewis (Alan). All funeral arrangements are being handled by Westside Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home located at 5101 Westbank Expressway in Marrero, Louisiana. Visitation will be held Saturday, July 6, 2019 from 10:00am until 1:00pm. A chapel service will be held at 1:00pm. An online guestbook is available at www.westsideleitzeagan.com

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, 6 July , 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, 6 July , 2019

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Debbie Stoufflet

6 July 2019

I will never forget how special you were to me and my girls. You were a kind hearted man. I treasure my memories and all the fun times you, Tammy and I had. You were my daughter's first crush at age 9. I wish I could be there today.. Tammy you have had a lot of sorrows lately, I'm praying for you and your family, Love you

Robert Kenney

3 July 2019

Skip you will be missed immensely and never forgotten! May you rest next to our Lord's side and be at peace my friend.

Donna Brown

3 July 2019

A beautiful soul is never forgotten!!!
Always my heart, my Skippy!

Alwyn Buras

1 July 2019

Rest in peace Captain Gifford. It was a pleasure to serve under you for your tenure. Had some fun times at work with you and the guys. May the good Lord take care of you from now on, and let you rest your weary head. Pic-Pic has wonderful memories of aggravating you on day shift. lol. See you when I arrive up there. Tammy I feel your grief and pain. Always remember the good times and funny times. God bless...

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