OBITUARY

Theodore "Ted" Joseph Newport

September 11, 1919June 29, 2020

Theodore “Ted” Joseph Newport, age 100, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 11, 1919 and passed away from natural causes on June 29, 2020. He was a graduate of Morgan City High School and Woodbury Business College in Los Angeles, California. Ted was a WWII Veteran and served as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was honorably discharged with the rank of First Lieutenant. He is a life member of the Military Officers Association of America, and a member of American Legion Post No. 14 in Shreveport. Ted was an avid Ham Radio operator for 60 years, his call letters were K5LGJ. During the Vietnam War he help families find and get in touch with their wounded soldiers. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church where he served as Usher for many years until his move to the Savannah at the Oaks 5 years ago. He was preceded in death by his parents, and wife of 65 years, Yvonne. Our father was a kind and loving man who loved his family and had a wild sense of humor. He is survived by his son, Gary Newport (Bonita) and his daughter, Vicki Franks (Rob) and his grandchildren, Todd Muslow (Leah) and Audra Hicks (Alan) and Lindsay and Morgan Newport. He is also survived by his 4 great-grandchildren, Grant, Ben, and Luke Muslow and Elias Hicks, and his sister-in-law, Patti Putney of Vincennes, Illinois and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Dr. & Mrs. Pete Blanchard who took care of our father for over 40 years. We would also like to thank Janice Latvala, Manager of the Savannah at the Oaks, Julie Angel, Concierge at the Savannah at the Oaks, the Nursing Staff and his caregivers, Gwen, Bridget and Sharonda for the love and care shown to our father during his years as a resident and especially during his final days. Ted’s Visitation will begin on Thursday July2 at 12:00pm in the Chapel at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm with Deacon Mike Whitehead officiating. Following the service will be a graveside in Centuries Memorial Park. His pallbearers are Mr. Bob Going, Mr. Bud Bruce, Judge Stephen Calloway, Mr. Oscar Draughn, his grandson, Mr. Todd Muslow, his grandson-in-law Mr. Alan Hicks and three great-grandsons, Grant, Ben and Luke Muslow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Catholic Charities of North Louisiana, 331 E 71st Street, Shreveport, LA, 71106.

  • FAMILY

  • Gary Newport (Bonita), Son
  • Vicki Franks (Rob), Daughter
  • Todd Muslow (Leah), Grandchild
  • Audra Hicks (Alan), Grandchild
  • Lindsay Newport, Grandchild
  • Morgan Newport, Grandchild
  • Grant Muslow, Great Grandchildren
  • Ben Muslow, Great Grandchild
  • Luke Muslow, Great Grandchild
  • Elias Hicks, Great Grandchild
  • Patti Putney, Sister-In-Law
  • Yvonne Newport, Wife (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Mr. Bob Going, Pallbearer
  • Mr. Bud Bruce, Pallbearer
  • Judge Stephen Calloway, Pallbearer
  • Mr. Oscar Draughn, Pallbearer
  • Mr. Todd Muslow , Pallbearer
  • Mr. Alan Hicks, Pallbearer
  • Grant Muslow, Pallbearer
  • Ben Muslow, Pallbearer
  • Luke Muslow, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

Memories

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Pat Neal Puntney

July 1, 2020

I was 12 years old when Mr. Ted married my sister Yvonne better known as Yonnie and I fell in love with him!!! This was in Illinois ! Later in my life my husband and our two little girls moved to Berwick for 6 years and while there I gave birth to our baby boy Deb Jr. We are now living back in IL I want everyone to know that we all thought the world of Mr Ted and I am so sorry he’s gone but living to be 100 is quite an honor !! We all loved him so very much !! Your Sister in law Patty!!!

Jan LaRocca

July 1, 2020

I have known the Newport family most of my life. Mr. Ted was always so kind, friendly and funny. I remember him helping me as a young child going to Louis Mahfouz Department Store in Berwick, LA for my mother for various sewing items. That store sold everything. Vicki and my sister, Melanie, were good friends growing up. Gary was my high school history teacher at Berwick High School. Then, Mr. Ted and I ended up with a career in banking at First National Bank in St. Mary Parish. He was a good banker (every customer loved "Mr. Ted") and a good friend. I am so sorry for your loss.

Jan Kron LaRocca

Lionel Landry

June 30, 2020

Mr. Ted was a pillar in my hometown, from my earliest memory. Gary, his son, was my friend throughout my school years, and in my class. In a freak, nearly fatal accident, Mr. Ted saved my dad from drowning. I look forward to seeing him again, eternally.

The Oaks of Louisiana Administration and Staff

June 30, 2020

We are saddened to lose a member of our Oaks of Louisiana family and hope that the memories of love and laughter shared bring you peace. While there are no words to ease the loss you bear, we send our sincere thoughts and prayers to your family.

The Oaks of Louisiana Administration and Staff

Victoria and Julio Rios

June 30, 2020

Many adjectives can be used to describe this beloved man but he was a quick, witted charmer with a brilliant memory and always made me feel special when I was in his presence. I’m proud to have known him and I’m proud to be related to the legacy he leaves behind. Ted will be missed by many friends and family; above all his children who loved him dearly but especially his most dedicated daughter who took amazing care of him especially in his latter years. I’m fortunate to have known him and pray for his eternal peace.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY