Julius LeGrand
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Julius LeGrand
  • June 19, 1942 - September 22, 2017
  • Wake Village, Texas

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Newman Julius LeGrand, age 75, of Wake Village, TX, took his last breath on this earth early Friday morning, September 22, 2017, at Hospice of Texarkana.

Julius was a 1960 graduate of Sacred Heart Academy and the second generation owner-operator of LeGrand & Sons Welding and Iron Works where he worked his entire life. He was one of the founding members and the first President of Four States Iron Murchers Blacksmith Association. He was a former member of the Texarkana Evening Lions Club and a founding member and past President of the Twin City Noon Lions Club. He was a former Texarkana Jaycee, and an ative contributor of TRACH where he was a former featured artist for Party with Picassos. He was the 2001 Baylor Small Family Business of the year recipient.

He was preceded in death by by his parents, A.P. Sr. and Nora LeGrand, two brothers; A.P. LeGrand, Jr. and Clifton LeGrand; one sister, Rose Galvin; and a daughter Jennifer LeGrand Dusek.

He is survived by by his wife of 56 years, Jewel Allen LeGrand; one sister, Sister Katrina LeGrand, CCVI; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Wendy LeGrand and Jerome and Angel LeGrand; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jessica and David Sturlic and Jane and James Maginot; nine grandchildren, Nicholas Dusek, Andrew LeGrand, Katie Dusek, Caleb LeGrand, Justin LeGrand, Laney Sturlic, Austin Sturlic, Seamus Maginot and Patrick Maginot and a host of friends.

Rosary is scheduled for Sunday, September 24, 2017, at 5:00 P.M. at East Funeral Home-Moores Lane with a visitation to follow from 5:30 to 7:30 P.M.

Mass will be Monday, September 25, 2017, at St. Edwards Catholic Church at 10:00 A.M. with Father James West officiating.

A private burial will be scheduled at a later date at Holy Cross Cemetery at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to Hospice of Texarkana or TRAHC.

Condolences may be left at www.eastfuneralhomes.com