Thomas W. Landry
September 4, 1939 – October 14, 2021
Thomas W. Landry, age 82, native of Baton Rouge and resident of Livingston, La. passed away on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at the Hospice of Baton Rouge Butterfly Wing surrounded by his loving wife, children and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lazard and Ida Landry, brothers, Ronald Landry and John Landry and his precious granddaughter, Olivia Grace Bell. Tommy is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Marlyn Haddox Landry. He is survived by his siblings, Lorraine Landry, Mabel Malone, Pat Landry and Judy Nelms. Tommy and Marlyn raised, shaped and blessed the lives of their children, Karen Paschal, (Butch), Donna Mauroner, (Louis), Tommy Landry, (Susan) and Stacie Bell, (Johnny). Tommy was a loving father in law and shared close relationships with the spouses of his children and grandchildren. Tommy, loving known as Poppy, was deeply involved and adored by his 18 grandchildren, Claire, Benjamin, Laura, Andrew, Tyler, Nathaneal, Spencer, Samuel, Joseph, Camille, Ruth, Jack, Abigail, Noah, Nick, Myla, Landon and Christian. To his credit, each grandchild thought they were his favorite. His grandchildren were so thankful that Poppy was able to continue his loving stewardship to nine great grandchildren, Ty, Addie, Meri, Audrey, Shawn, Lillian, Kian, Luke, and Annie Beth. Tommy was a 1957 graduate of Redemptorist High School and was part of the first class to attend 12 years at Redemptorist where he played football and boxed. He met his wife, Marlyn, who was a student at Istrouma High school, at a dance where they fell in love doing what they both did so well, which was dance. They spent many happy years in a dance club with beloved friends and their children remember learning to jitterbug in the kitchen with their parents. Tommy was well known throughout the Baton Rouge community for his love of coaching sports and mentoring young men in baseball, basketball and football. He had a lifelong passion for LSU sports and was an avid Astros fan and enjoyed attending games and sharing that love with his family. Tommy was in supervision at the Baton Rouge Ethel/Albemarle Plant spending most of his working years in that capacity. He and Marlyn retired to a beautiful property in Livingston where Tommy spent many happy years immaculately grooming his acreage on a tractor and driving his grandchildren and great grandchildren on a golf cart along the trails he made. He and Marlyn were long time active members of Park Forest Baptist Church until they retired to Livingston. Tommy had a deep love of Marlyn's family and shared a special bond with his brother-in-law, Bobby Haddox. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Hospice of Baton Rouge and their home hospice nurse, Julie as well as the staff of the Butterfly Wing at Hospice of Baton Rouge. Visiting hours will take place at Rabenhorst East on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 10 am until services at 12 noon.
- Lazard and Ida Landry, Parents (deceased)
- Ronald Landry, Brother (deceased)
- John Landry, Brother (deceased)
- Olivia Grace Bell, Granddaughter (deceased)
- Marlyn Haddox Landry, Wife
- Lorraine Landry, Sister
- Mabel Malone, Sister
- Pat Landry, Brother
- Judy Nelms, Sister
- Karen Paschal (Butch), Daughter
- Donna Mauroner (Louis), Daughter
- Tommy Landry (Susan), Son
- Stacie Bell (Johnny), Daughter
- Grandchildren - Claire, Benjamin, Laura, Andrew, Tyler, Nathaneal, Spencer, Samuel, Joseph, Camille, Ruth, Jack, Abigail, Noah, Nick, Myla, Landon and Christian. Great grandchildren -Ty, Addie, Meri, Audrey, Shawn, Lillian, Kian, Luke, and Annie Beth
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Thomas W. Landry
October 23, 2021
There was no better feeling in the world then being out with Poppy either at church, or the store or anywhere where we would run into people Poppy knew because watching him introduce me as his granddaughter was a gift I’ll forever cherish. He couldn’t wait to show all of us grandkids off and when he would introduce me, his eyes shown with pride and his smile beamed. He taught me how to shake hands and look someone right in the eye and to stand up tall. He always said he was so lucky to have so many grandchildren...but no, no, we are the lucky ones. I’m forever grateful that I got to be one of the 18 to have the best poppy in the entire universe.
October 22, 2021
Much love to the Landry family. I always felt love when I was in your home or around your parents. I know your Dad will be missed. My love and prayers,
Lynn Jarreau Wihongi
October 21, 2021
I met Tommy (that's what I called him) at the Ethyl Pasadena plant in 1988. I was a young operations supervisor when he came from Baton Rouge to commission and startup a new unit. Tommy would routinely take me to the smoke pen located next door to the control room for private and personal coaching on how I had screwed up with the operators and what I needed to do differently the next time. He was always right. He was one of the best men I ever worked with. I've thought of him often over the decades. He probably didn't know just how much he helped me become a better man and manager in my career, but I do. Rest in peace Tom, you were one of the best...
October 19, 2021
I was blessed to get to know Mr. Landry (Tommy) when he & Marlyn would visit his wonderful daughter & family- Karen, Butch, Tyler, Spencer & Camille here in Sugarland. We would “coincidentally” be at our neighborhood park at the same time. He would have his granddaughter, Camille, and I would have my daughter, Leslie (both girls were toddlers- they are now 21!)
Tommy was always so kind, funny and an easy going conversationalist… a breath of fresh air during such a busy time of life raising 3 children. It was so funny that these visits happened several times during those special years before the girls started kindergarten. As time went on I realized it wasn’t “by chance” at all❤️
I’ll always be grateful for those park play-dates with Mr. Landry and appreciate the time and wisdom he invested in me, a young mother.
And Mr. Landry, really looking forward to catching up someday!❤️🙏🏼☀️