Larry Wedekind, 72, of Bridge City, passed away on July 1, 2017, in Port Arthur. A celebration of Larry’s life will be held 2:00 PM, Friday, July 7, 2017, at The Cowboy Church of Orange County. Officiating will be Reverend Dale Lee. Born in Amboy, Illinois, on January 25, 1945, he was the son of Herman Wedekind and Phyllis Washurn. Larry was a veteran of the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War. He was a very hard worker and loved to work. He owned and operated his own 18-wheeler rig for 38 years. He was a top notch 18-wheeler driver and never had an accident. He was a mechanic and bus driver for BCISD. In his free time Larry liked to play washers and spend time with his family. He was a true leader and a great example for his family. He was an amazing provider for his wife and children, who he cared for very much. Larry will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents; and daughter, Tina Deanne Wedekind. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Dorothy Wedekind; sister, Anna Stevens of Illinois; children, Brenda Moseley and husband, Jerry, of Bridge City, TX, Chuck Wedekind of Bridge City, TX, Crystal Tolar of Orange, TX, and Scott Wedekind and wife, Cyndy, of Bridge City, TX; grandchildren, Kris Wedekind, Destiny Garza, Brook Garza, Emily Sanford, Lynnsee Halfin, Brant Halfin, Reagan Wales, Dean Webb, Cassidy Wedekind, and Chloe Wedekind; and great-grandchildren, Addyson Vilo, Ashtyn Vilo, Spencer Sanford, and Gunner Hunt.

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