Edward Grappe(1924 - 2013)

Edward T. Grappe

Edward T. Grappe, Sr. (Dec 2, 1924 - Feb 7, 2013) - A native of Campti, LA and resident of Shreveport, LA for over fifty years. Eddie was an active member of St. Matthias Episcopal Church. He worked for the Kansas City Southern Lines for forty eight years, retiring in 1990 as the Director of Transportation Systems.

Eddie fought in World War II in Europe serving in the Army's 739th Tank Battalion at the Battle of the Bulge in Germany. He was a devoted loving father with family and friends who will miss him. Eddie was a hunter and a fisherman but his real joy was his vegetable garden which he worked in for many years.

He is survived by three sons, Ted Grappe, Jr. and wife, Michelle of Shreveport, LA, David D. Grappe and wife, Lisa of Montgomery, TX and Christopher A. Grappe and wife, Tracey, of Montgomery, TX; his three grandchildren, Stephen M. Grappe and wife, Savanna, Cody Grappe, and Ashlyn Grappe; his great grandchild Kaitlyn Grappe. He also leaves behind his sister Betty Watson of Shreveport along with numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his Father and Mother, Buford and Lola Grappe of Campti, LA and brothers Buford, Jr. and Curtis Ray Grappe.

Visitation will be held at Forest Park Funeral Home, 1201 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport, LA on Monday, February 11, 2013 from 5:00 pm til 7:00 pm. Services will be held at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 3301 St. Matthias Drive, Shreveport, LA by Rev. Bill McBride on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 11:00 am with burial to follow at Forest Park West Cemetery in Shreveport,LA.

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Forest Park Funeral Home - Shreveport
1201 Louisiana Ave.  Shreveport, LA 71101
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Published in Shreveport Times on Feb. 11, 2013