OBITUARY

Edward Sylvester Fuquay

May 25, 1927January 7, 2019
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Edward Sylvester Fuquay, age 91, of La Porte, Texas passed away on January 7, 2019. He attended Bossy High School. Edward joined the Merchant Marines and served from 1941-1945. He then went into the Air Force at Barksdale AFB in Louisiana. He was honorably discharged as Staff Sgt in 1949. Edward entered AnP school in 1957 where he graduated Emery Riddle in 1959. Edward hired in at Lake Central Airlines, which became U.S. Air. He retired and moving to Texas May 1990.

He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, supported St. Judes, St. Josephs Indian School, and the SPCA. He loved spending time with family and grandchildren, airplanes, reading the newspaper, loved his dogs and watching “World’s Dumbest” on t.v.

Edward was preceded in death by his mother, Pauline Reckor Fuquay, father Frank Fuquay, brother Frank Fuquay, Sister Ruth Fuquay Ballard, best friend Edward Townsend, “Tex”, and William Townsend, “Bill”.

He was survived by his sister Pat Fuquay Blankenship, nephews Jack Ballard and wife, Rose Ballard, Bruce Blankenship, Gary Blankenship, sister Doris Townsend, children Wayne Townsend, Angel Wheeless, Eddie Townsend and Tina Keene, Shelia Townsend and fiancé Brooks Straub, Ginny Whitworth and husband John Whitworth, grandchildren Billy Townsend, Echo Wheeless, Julio Compean, Skye Wheeless, Penny Wheeless and Chris Valadez, JJ Whitworth, Dewey Townsend, Nicole Holston, Hailey Townsend, Christopher Townsend, Huntyr Martinez. Also survived by great grandchildren LeAnn Townsend, Matt Townsend, Dezstyni Compean, Izabelle Compean, Julio Jr. Compean, Waelon Holston, Nyla Townsend, Jax and Oliva Valadez.

A visitation will be held for Edward Fuquay on Friday, January 11, 2019 from 12 pm – 2 pm at Earthman Baytown Funeral Home. The funeral service will be directly after the visitation at 2 pm, with interment following at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Baytown.

Pallbearers: Jack Ballard, Wayne Townsend, Eddie Townsend, John Whitworth, JJ Whitworth, Dewey Townsend with honorary pallbearer being Christopher Townsend.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jack Ballard
  • Wayne Townsend
  • Eddie Townsend
  • John Whitworth
  • JJ Whitworth
  • Dewey Townsend
  • Christopher Townsend, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Interment Friday, January 11, 2019
REMEMBERING

Edward Sylvester Fuquay

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Jack Ballard

January 14, 2019

You were my inspiration to be the best I could be. You were like a Dad, Brother, Uncle and best friend my whole life. You made my aviation career possible with your support and encouragement. May you fly in smooth air and have perfect landings. God Bless you.
Jack E. Ballard

Jack Ballard

January 14, 2019

This was Ed's first time shooting a 44 mag. He let it hit between the Eyes.

nelda fayle

January 11, 2019

Eddie and Tina,
We are sorry for your loss of such a precious PaPa. So glad you got to celebrate Christmas one more time, as you had so many times before. Hold those memories close and may they help comfort you during this time.

Our thoughts and Prayers are with you, Your Friends, Bobby and Nelda Fayle

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Papa Ed
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Christmas 2018

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