Tommy Leday, Sr.

December 19, 1956 - August 3, 2021

Tommy Leday, Sr., 64, of Stowell, died Tuesday, August 3, 2021. He was born on December 19, 1956, in Winnie, Texas, to Viola Guillory Leday and Adrian “A.L.” Leday. 

Tommy never met a stranger. His smile and personality lit up every room he walked in.  He was a man that wore many hats.  He worked for GSU and helped as a plumber for his family business, Leday Plumbing.  Later in life, he was able to pursue his passion of Coaching.  He graduated from Lamar University on the Dean’s list.  Coaching and working with children was his passion and brought him so much joy.  Tommy was the happiest when he was spending time with his family, cooking, and spoiling his grand babies.  

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Lena Leday; daughter, Erica Leday; son, T.W. Leday, Jr. and his wife, Megan; granddaughter, Jayda Leday; grandson, Jake Leday; nephews, Kaevon Harmon and Kameron Smith; brothers, Gary Leday, Sr. and his wife, Bonnie; Andrew Leday and his wife, Joyce; and Andres Leday, Sr. and his wife, Marilyn; sisters, Mary Leday; Beverline Leday; Carla Thomas and her husband, Billy; and Andrea Leday; and numerous godchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Viola Guillory Leday and Adrian “A.L.” Leday; in-laws, Wallace and Maryann Harmon; sister, Orelia Davis; and brother, Eugene Leday, Sr. 

Tommy was very passionate about education. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Tommy Leday Scholarship fund  (cash app: $EricaLeday).

A gathering of Mr. Leday’s family and friends will begin at 9:00 a.m., with his Rosary recited at 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 9, 2021, at Broussard’s, 134 W. Buccaneer, Winnie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., at St. Louis Catholic Church, 315 Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, with his interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery, Winnie. 

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Mass of Christian Burial

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A Gathering of Mr. Leday's Family and Friends

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Comments (2)

    Judy Wilmoth says:

    So sorry, I know all of the family, such a loss. He will
    be greatly missed. Just learned of his passing. Prayers for all his family and friends.

    Carla Thomas says:

    Tommy it’s been 2 weeks since you left us my heart is hurting so bad. I miss you, momma, daddy, Orelia, Geno, and my precious little daughter Carly Faith whom will live forever in my heart. I know you and all the family are walking the streets of gold and rejoicing and praising Jesus! One day we will all be together again but until then, I will carry you all in my heart ❤️ your sis, Carla

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Suzie Ortego

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. Tommy was a great guy. He always had a smile on his face and warm greeting. Sincerely, Suzie and Kenny Ortego

Rhonda Farris

TW and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. God bless you all.

Juanita B Kahla

Our prayers are with you and your family in the loss of your loved one. Tommy was a very outstanding person. ???

Kyle & Ann Kahla

So sorry to hear of Tommy passing. Our prayers are with the families at this time. I have so many memories of Tommy while we played softball. He was such a great guy.

Keith Viator

My sincere condolences to the family. I’m praying for you. Rest In Peace Tommy.

Patrick Larson

Our condolences to the family. Tommy and I go way back to the old Catechism classes at St. Louis. I will always remember his great laugh. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Cheryl & Gary Spitzenberger

Sending deepest condolences to the entire Leday family. Mr. T was wonderful and will be missed, but he is at peace and what a wonderful life he had, surrounded by so many people who loved him so much! Erica, our hearts are with you. Love you all, Spitz & Gary

Alvin & Alice Simon

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Tommy was a very special man and will be missed by so many.

Patty Revia

My prayers are with the family, so sorry for your loss. Patricia Broussard Revia

Charlie and MaRae Collier

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Mr Tommy was a sweet sweet man. His smile always lit up the room. or hallway. Best hallway monitor partner for sure. Many prayers sent your way

Raymond Rivon

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in time of sorrow.

Kimberly Glenn

Lena and family yall are in my prayers and thoughts

Russell and Mary Simon

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. Tommy was a good, kind and friendly man. He would always help you if he could. He will be missed but not forgotten. Fly high my friend until we meet again.

Romulo and Joy Lademora

Our sincerest condolences to Leday family. Rest assured that we are praying for peace and comfort in your time of grief. God bless y'all!!!

Tony and Claudia Valastro

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Leday family and especially Lena, his children, and Carla. Tommy was one of God’s greatest gifts to all who know him. You can’t think of Tommy without breaking into a huge smile! We should all live as Tommy - he was an amazing example for all of us.

Barbara & Don Spencer

We were so very sorry to hear about Tommy. He was loved by everyone. His happy , kind, smiling face always so welcoming to all he met.. He will be missed by everyone he came in contact with.. Barbara & Don Spencer

Bobby way

Prayers for Leday Family! RIP Tommy

Annette and Jim Shepherd

Lena, My heart goes out to you and the kids. Tommy was a Wonderful person and it was our privilege to have known him. Our condolences and prayers for you all.

Cecille Phelps

All of my love, hugs and prayers to your precious family!!❤️❤️❤️

Larry King

To the the Leday family, my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Tommy was very happy man and always had smile on his face.

Linda Clary

Coach Leday was just the kind of person that my grandson needed. He took time to help guide and encourage him throughout his school years. Thank you, Coach, for being such a positive influence in your extremely busy schedule.

Concetta and Malcolm Rollins

Lena and family - Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time! Tommy was such a wonderful person and will be greatly missed! God bless and comfort you all. Concetta and Malcolm Rollins

Walter Jackson

May God wrap his loving arm's of mercy around each of you during your time of bereavement. Prayers of comfort, strength, and encouragement going up for the entire family in the name of Jesus. Tommy had an out reaching spirit and always treated people the way he wanted to be treated. May this great man "Rest In Heavenly Peace."

Donald King

Tommy Leday was always willing to help others, by making himself available for others. Enjoyed knowing him as a friend, was a wonderful person. Tommy will be missed by many,but never forgotten.

Nicole Brown

Eternal peace to your Father. May God watch over your family and bless them with his goodness. My heart goes out to you E. -Nikky B

Betty and Corky Peebles

You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Tommy was an extraordinary man that many loved. He will be missed.

Roma Ann Fulmore

Sending my praying for the family, me and Tommy grew up together and going to schooll he will be truly missed,

Rosemary Dale

My prayers go out to this family. I admired Tommy in so many ways. He loved and supported his family completely. He finished his education and did what he loved doing.. He always greeted you with an enthusiastic smile. He took in kids who needed help and gave them stability.. Rest in Peace Tommy…

Regina Thomas

I'm so sorry for y'all loss my prays goes out to the family o

Willie mae Larkin and Foster Jane Evans

We are continuing to pray for the family and sending our condolences. TOMMY Smiling face will be missed .

Kathalean T Simien

Condolences to the Leday family will keep prayers up for y'all loss he had a smile that lighted up around everyone will be truly missed.RIP. my friend.

Catherine Levier

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Tommy will truly missed.

Brenda Gibbons


Sharon Dubose-Champagne

Lena, you are in my prayers.

Brenda Sullivan

Lena, I am so sorry about the loss of your husband. Sending you love, hugs and prayers for comfort.

Roland & Jeanette Weekly

Sincere Condolences to the Leday Family. Rest in Peace Tommy.

Elizabeth A Primeaux

Ms.Lena, Im sorry to hear about the passing of Mr.Leday. I'm blessed to have met and worked with him for the short time I did at the bus barn. He was a sweet man and I loved talking to him. He was in my mind often after he left EC.