Theodore Joseph "Ted" Newport
1919 - 2020
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Theodore "Ted" Joseph Newport

Shreveport - Theodore "Ted" Joseph Newport, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 11, 1919 and passed away from natural causes on June 29, 2020.

He was a graduate of Morgan City High School and Woodbury Business College in Los Angeles, California.

Ted was a WWII Veteran and served as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was honorably discharged with the rank of First Lieutenant. He is a life member of the Military Officers Association of America, and a member of American Legion Post No. 14 in Shreveport.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church where he served as Usher for many years until his move to the Savannah at the Oaks 5 years ago.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and wife of 65 years, Yvonne.

Our father was a kind and loving man who loved his family and had a wild sense of humor. He is survived by his son, Gary Newport (Bonita) and his daughter, Vicki Franks (Rob) and his grandchildren, Todd Muslow (Leah) and Audra Hicks (Alan) and Lindsay and Morgan Newport. He is also survived by his 4 great-grandchildren, Grant, Ben, and Luke Muslow and Elias Hicks, and his sister-in-law, Patti Putney of Vincennes, Illinois and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Dr. & Mrs. Pete Blanchard who took care of our father for over 40 years. We would also like to thank Janice Latvala, Manager of the Savannah at the Oaks, Julie Angel, Concierge at the Savannah at the Oaks, the Nursing Staff and his caregivers, Gwen, Bridget and Sharonda for the love and care shown to our father during his years as a resident and especially during his final days.

Ted's Visitation will begin on Thursday July2 at 12:00pm in the Chapel at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm. Following the service will be a graveside in Centuries Memorial Park.

His pallbearers are Mr. Bob Going, Mr. Bud Bruce, Judge Stephen Calloway, Mr. Oscar Draughn, his grandson, Mr. Todd Muslow and three great-grandsons, Grant, Ben and Luke Muslow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Catholic Charities of North Louisiana, 331 E 71st Street, Shreveport, LA, 71106.






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Published in Shreveport Times from Jun. 30 to Jul. 1, 2020.
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July 2, 2020
Sonya and I always loved to talk to Ted. He was a very smart man who accomplished a lot during his lifetime. We will miss him.
Sonya and Wes Attaway
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July 1, 2020
MR. TED WAS A VERY GOOD MAN AND HAD A LOVING FAMILY, I WOULD SHOP AT HIS STORE IN BERWICK AND WENT TO SCHOOL WITH THE KIDS SO SORRY OF HIS PASSING GOD BLESS THE FAMILY ALICE FAYE LANDRY PERSON
ALICE FAYE LANDRY PERSON
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July 1, 2020
Uncle Ted will be missed by all his family and friends. He always had a smile and liked to tease his nieces and nephews. He was the fun Uncle, I love you Uncle Ted.


Nancy Neal Morrison
Family
July 1, 2020
was an usher with Ted at St Josephs, worked out with Ted at Fitness World and often went to the Oaks and had lunch with Ted. His stories were always funny. He loved my wife, children and grandchildren. He was truly a great man! I will miss him but I know he is happy he will be with his beautiful wife once again. Love you Mr Ted!!!
Mark and Karen Franks
Friend
July 1, 2020
I knew Ted when I worked at Chase, Broadmoor and always was a pleasure to assist Ted. My sympathies are with the family.
Susan Frybarger
Friend
July 1, 2020
The Final Salute

Brothers and Sisters in Arms, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged Hand Salutes as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This Hand Salute is the last that we shall render to Theodore Joseph (Ted) Newport our Brother in Arms and Fellow Legionnaire. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Ted. To Ted it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his community, state and nation during WW-II while serving as a combat fighter pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps and for his many years of loyal service to the American Legion. Ted we bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 981 Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion and the 158 Veterans of VFW Post 4588, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Teds family and loved ones.

Sean Armstrong, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

Ron Delaney, Commander, VFW Post 4588-
1004 Jeter Street, Bossier City, LA 71112
For the Legion and VFW Commanders, Carroll R. Michaud
Carroll R. Michaud
Served In Military Together
July 1, 2020
One of my favorite people in the whole wide world, now one of my favorite people in heaven. Love ya!
Alexa Mullings
Friend
July 1, 2020
Ted was indeed an Officer and a Gentleman, one of the Greatest Generation, and a fine Ham Radio Operator. One of the fastest Morse Code Operators in the USA. He maintained a sharp mind and keen wit until the end.
Will be missed by all who knew him and Hams far and wide knew Ted, some of which have been keeping up with this health.

Regards....
Tom and Susan
Friend
July 1, 2020
Ted was a great guy. Always had a joke or a saying, a smile on his face. Last year I sang at The Savannah and didn't even know he was there. I played a jitterbug and he danced with my wife Cindy. She had a blast with him. We've been friends over thirty years and he will be missed.
Mike Gintella
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