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Sidney Joseph Boudreaux Jr.

May 12, 1940November 15, 2020

Sidney Joseph Boudreaux Jr. passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at the age of 80. He was the husband of Barbara Boudreaux. Father of Sidney Boudreaux III, Joelle Boudreaux, as well as the late Andrea Boudreaux. Son of the late Sidney Boudreaux Sr. and Mabel Vicknair. Brother of Francis Boudreaux. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

He was a native of Napoleonville, LA. He was drafted into the US Army. He was a radio and microwave technician for Hamilton Radio Communications, Mobil Oil Company, and Plaquemines Parish Sheriffs Office. He was a lifetime member of the NRA, and was a longtime ham radio operator, callsign N5AKD. He was known for his dry sense of humor.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Guardian Angels Catholic Church, Bridge City, on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 11:00 AM. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM. Interment will be private. Due to the current public health situation, face masks and social distancing is requested. Express condolences at www.westsideleitzeagan.com.

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Dedra Robertson-Jones

November 20, 2020

I remember Sidney bringing his friends to our grandmother's. A teenager and young man taking time to visit his old grandmother shows the goodness of his heart. Will miss you, Sidney. Losing family is one of the hard passages on our trek through life. May your spirit soar among the stars.

KI (Karl) Kerne

November 19, 2020

Wow. I guess I could use all 2000 words if I had time. Sidney was 7 years older than I was. Francis and I are about the same age. When we moved on Lynn St. our back yard bordered Sidney's. They had two lots and Mom and Sidney's Mom were best of friends. I remember when I was in the forth grade and Sid was probably a junior. He played on the varsity football team at "Old TC". He was a big guy. I remember watching him in practice and and seeing him at the games. I believe he must have played tackle. I can still see him as lead blocker on end sweeps with his high top spikes....What an impressive figure. We all looked up to him.

I remember once Sid decided that he could develop a morse code system between his house, our house and Mac Chaisson's house. Mac's house was on the side of his house. Evidently he had gotten hold of some leftover South Central Bell Telephone Cable. Us younger kids thought it was a great idea....naturally. Sid supplied the brains and we supplied the labor. We dug a trench from Sid's house to Mac's and then from Sid's house to our house. The trench to Mac's house might have been 100ft.+/-. The trench to our house, my brother Bob and my bedroom had to be over 200ft. We laid the cable, covered the trench and with Sid's brains....we were in business. It actually worked! Not only did it work but with cleaned bean cans connected to the cable we found out we could actually talk to each other and hold a conversation!,,,,We had a regular "party line"!

I could go on and tell how Sidney would make his own beer. Heck, he even had a distillery. Roland Caldwell might have been involved in that....So many good memories.

The last time I saw Sid and Francis was for their Aunt Hazel's funeral. I was going to sit in the back and it was Sidney that said to me, "no KI you're sitting with us".

Carol and I will always pray for Sidney and Barbera and their whole family and Sidney can now catch up with Andrea on so much.

Francis Boudreaux

November 19, 2020

We all know Sidney ‘s love of radios & electronics. One day Sidney created an electric fence in the backyard with just a few sticks and a wire. Sidney came to me and said he made an electric fence. I was seven years younger than Sidney and I didn’t believe him. I looked down at the battery a 6 Volt and maybe one or two other batteries he had. I went and grabbed the wire. I was surprised to find out that he did In fact make an electric fence and I was pinned to the wire. I couldn’t open my hands. At the time I didn’t understand what a model T spark Coil, the power of inductions, could do. I may have been about seven and Sidney was maybe fourteen or so. Sidney jumped up and knocked me down which broke the connection on the batteries releasing me from the wire I was stuck on. He was always my big brother and I looked up to him. He was always there when I needed him. I will forever miss Sidney. He was a Brother a friend and a father figure. Good job Sidney.

John Boudreaux

November 16, 2020

My heart goes out to Barbara, Sidney, Joelle and Francis. May your good memories and the loving hand of God bring you comfort in the days ahead.

Like Sidney and Barbara, we also lost our child at a very young age and know what grief you endured as you moved forward with your lives.

Everything I know about about cameras, radios and electricity I learned as a kid in Ms. Mabel's attic playing with Sidney Jr. I was absolutely amazed with his home made camera and darkroom. I was even more amazed with a radio he built from a razor blade and a few wires.

I always thought of Sidney Jr. as being lightyears ahead of the rest of us, doing things that we just dreamed about.

Thank you Sidney Jr for all the good memories.

We'll meet again.

Maria Estela and John Boudreaux

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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