Autry Joseph Vegas
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Autry Joseph Vegas
  • January 23, 1939 - February 1, 2017
  • Harvey, Louisiana

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Autry Joseph Vegas entered peacefully into heaven on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his devoted wife of 55 years, Katie Thibodeaux Vegas. A loving father of Autry Joseph Vegas, Jr., Blaine Joseph Vegas (Katrina), Wanda Vegas White (David), Eddie Joseph Vegas (Jennifer), Tina Vegas Levy and Holli Ann Vegas. A proud grandfather of Blaine Joseph Vegas, Jr., David Joseph White, Jr., Shawn Michael White, Erica Vegas Easley, Caleb Vegas, Madison Kate Levy, Jude Shay Levy and great grandfather of 6 great grandchildren. Son of the late Emelda Cantrelle Vegas and Dewey Vegas. Brother of Rosemary Vegas Pujol (the late Eddie Pujol).
Age 78, a native of Harvey, Louisiana and a lifelong resident of Harvey, Louisiana. "I was born in Harvey and I will die in Harvey" was his quote. Autry worked at Avondale Shipyard, Jefferson Marine Towing Company and later worked and retired from the Jefferson Parish Water Works. Upon retirement he enjoyed dancing, cruises out of the Port of New Orleans, loved entertaining and being with his friends and family. He loved to make people laugh and have a good time.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service at Westside Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 5101 Westbank Expy., Marrero, LA on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 12:00 PM.
Visitation from 9:00 AM until Service time. Interment following in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Avondale, Louisiana. Express condolences at www.westsideleitzeagan.com.