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Charles Reed "Chuck" Landry

1968 - 2015

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Charles "Chuck" Reed Landry was born on June 17, 1968 in Abbeville, Louisiana to Duliss P. Landry and Jane L. (LeBlanc) Landry. He entered into rest on January 8, 2015 at his home in Branson. He was 46 years old.

Chuck began his music performance career in his father's band in South Louisiana at the age of 15 and moved to Nashville, Tenn., with his brother, Wade, at the age of 17. Chuck began working at the Grand Ole Opry in 1985. Also, while living in Nashville, Chuck played for Jimmy C. Newman and toured Europe extensively. He also performed with Doug Kershaw and Mel McDaniel.

Chuck moved to Branson, Mo., from Nashville and began working a variety of shows. Chuck performed for 5 years with Splinter Middleton at the Down Home Country Music Show and also performed shows with Hank Thomson and Ray Price. In 1998, Chuck started working for the legend Mel Tillis and the Statesider band. Chuck was at his proudest moment in his music career and continued with Mel until he was called from this earth.

Chuck had a smile that glowed and was very contagious. He was a man that would always make those around him smile and laugh. To be around Chuck and know him was a true blessing.

Chuck was a wonderful man, loving father, loving husband, loving brother and a friend to all. A drummer beyond belief, a cook like no other, could out fish anyone and a man with a heart of gold.

Survivors include his wife, Regina McCoy Landry of Branson, Mo.; son, Zachary W. Landry of Branson; mother, Jane L. Landry of Abbeville, La.; sister, Denise Landry Ardeneaux and brother-in-law Paul N. Ardeneaux of Abbeville; brother, Wade B. Landry and sister-in-law Teresa Landry of Branson; former wife, Heather L. Landry of Nixa, Mo. and many nieces and nephews.

Chuck was preceded in death by his father, Duliss P. Landry of Abbeville; brother, Robert J. Choate; maternal grandparents, Estelle LeMaire and Jeneus LaBlance; paternal grandparents, Adelaide and Abadie Landry.

Chuck is also survived by many blood related relatives but also many non-blood related relatives that he called his family.

A celebration of Chuck Landry's life will be held on Monday, January 19, 2015 at 6 p.m. in Branson, MO at the Clay Cooper Theatre.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are welcome and can be donated through Liberty Bank, payable to Zach Landry or Heather Landry (490 South Gregg Road, Nixa, MO 65714) or call customer service with donations at 417-888-3000.

Arrangements were under the direction of Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home, Branson.