Gary “Bubba” Wayne LaPoint, 54, of Bridge City, passed away on July 11, at his residence after a brief battle with cancer.

Graveside services and burial were Sunday, July 13, at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Orange.

Born in Orange, on May 22, 1960, he was the son of Wilbert Joseph LaPoint and Marie (Clark) LaPoint. Gary was a welder by trade and worked construction. He served in the US Navy, was an avid Harley Davidson motorcycle rider, a NASCAR fan, and a devoted father and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Raymond Joseph LaPoint; wife, Mercy Menard LaPoint. and father, Wilbert LaPoint.

He is survived by his mother, Marie LaPoint; son, Jeffrey LaPoint and wife Amanda; granddaughter, MaKenna Cheyenne LaPoint; brother, Kenneth LaPoint and wife Stephanie; sisters, Debby LaPoint Primeaux, Dianna Jones and husband Buddy, Donna Reid, and Darlene Harrison.