Lt. Col. (Ret.) Gary "Maddog" Ducote
Lt. Col. (Ret.) Gary W. “Maddog” Ducote, 54, passed from this life on Friday, September 14, 2012 at his home in DeRidder, Louisiana. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 10:00 am at New Life Baptist Church in DeRidder.
Gary was a graduate of Pineville High School in Pineville, LA. He was also a graduate of USL in Lafayette, LA and a graduate of Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Gary was a 25 year USAF veteran. He served in 35 combat missions during Desert Storm as an A-10 pilot. Gary was a member of the Blue Knights MC, Combat Vets Motorcycle Assoc., a lifetime member of the VFW, a commissioned Police Officer in Beauregard Parish and a member of New Life Baptist Church. He was the owner of Shisei Dojo in DeRidder and was a college instructor at Central Texas @ Fort Polk.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 23 years, Stephanie Ducote; daughter, Katy Ducote of DeRidder, LA and mother, Bobbie Jean Glisson and husband Tony of Pineville, LA. He was preceded in death by his father, Clifton Ducote.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to “Helping A Hero” paypal account or to Shisei Dojo, 1010 Christina Dr. DeRidder, LA 70634.