DECUIR, LLOYD JOSEPH  "L.J." in his 57th year, after a gallant 3 year battle 
with cancer, beloved husband of 30 years to his wife, Mari.  He is also 
survived by a sister Jackie Owens of Gordonsville, TN, 2 nephews Robert and 
Buddy, a niece Kim Morgan of Jacksonville, FL, 4 great nephews and one great 
niece. LJ is an MFA graduate of Tulane University and a Vietnam era veteran 
honorably discharged from the Army in 1970 with the rank of S/Sgt. He was 
the master electrician at the New Orleans Theatre of the Performing Arts from 
1972 to 1977.  He was a member of IATSE Local 39.   In 1977 he came to the 
University of Tennessee to teach lighting design for the Department of Theatre.
  He retired in 2002 as an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies,
 having authored two books for theatre designers: Computer Assisted Design for 
the Theatre: AutoCAD, and Computer Assisted Design for the Theatre: Painter, 
Poser and 3DstudioMax. During his tenure he designed lighting for 80 productions
 at UT and in the Knoxville area including seven productions for the KOC. He was
 a member of USITT and SETC.   He designed websites for HABIT and HERO, and 
designed and maintained websites for the Oak Ridge Kennel Club and the Smoky 
Mountains Bulldog Club. 
 He was an avid fly fisherman and fly tyer, and an officer of Trout Unlimited, 
Smoky Mountains Chapter.  He loved to fish the Clinch and was resourceful in 
developing several flies effective in local streams.  He was also the author 
of the book Southeastern Flies, the first book devoted exclusively to flies 
used in the South.  
LJ's love of fishing was surpassed only by his love of Bulldogs.  He showed 3 
Bulldogs to their AKC Championships.  He was a member of the Oak Ridge Kennel 
Club for 20 years serving variously as Secretary, President and Show Chairman.
  He was also a member of the Music City Bulldog Club and the Smoky Mountains 
Bulldog Club where he served as a member of the Board, Show Chairman and 
chairman of the rescue committee. 
The family would like to thank Dr. Bruce Avery MD and his wonderful staff for 
the care they provided during his treatment, Dr. Jacqueline Crawford MD for 
her compassion and The Wellness Community for the support they offered during 
his illness.
Visitation: Stevens Mortuary, 6:30 to 9 pm, Monday March 3, 2003 
Funeral  service: JohnXXIII, 10 am Tuesday March 4,2003
Pallbearers: Dr. Robert Miller, Robert Moyer, Greg Lewis, John Horner, H.B. McCowan,
Thomas Barton
Graveside service: St. Michael's Cemetery, Louisville, KY

Those wishing to send memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may contribute to: Smoky 
Mountains Bulldog Club Rescue, c/o  Missy Nimetz, Rescue Chair, 250 Middle Creek 
Rd. Sevierville, TN 37862 
The Wellness Community, 1844 Terrace Ave.  Knoxville, 37916;
St. Mary's Hospice, 7447 Andersonville Pike, Knoxville, 37938