Bridge City
Joseph James Gary, 83, of Bridge City died May 15, 2008.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m., Monday, at the funeral home.

Gary was a native of Port Arthur and longtime resident of Bridge City. He was the son of Monig and Martha (Landry) Gary of Port Arthur. Gary was a U.S. Navy Veteran who served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was a member of VFW Post 2775 in Orange and a Past Post Commander. Gary volunteered many hours at the Golden Triangle Veterans Memorial Park in Port Arthur. Gary retired from Texaco Port Arthur after 34 years.

He was preceded in death by parents, Monig and Martha Gary, and brother Leroy A. Gary.

He is survived by sons Rodney Gary of Beaumont, Jeffery Gary and wife Jana of Vidor, Stuart Gary and wife Carla of Silsbee; grandchildren Jessica Gary of Beaumont, Casey Gary and wife Jennifer of Beaumont, Jason Gary and wife Nancy of Driftwood, Jennifer (Gary) Sheldon and husband Rich of Fort Worth; great-grandsons Braden, Landon, and Baby Gary (due in August) of Driftwood; and longtime friends Terry Bouley and husband Mike.