Earl Joseph Bordelon

27 febrero , 193511 enero , 2021

Earl Joseph Bordelon passed away on January 11, 2021.

Mr. Bordelon was born February 27, 1935 to Addie and Charles Bordelon in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana.

He graduated from Bordelonville High School in 1953 and went to work for the Kansas City Southern Railroad as a telegraph operator and retired as a senior manager. He then had a brief career as a realtor. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; devoted daughters, Janet Bordelon Pringle, and Penny Bordelon Champion; grandsons, Andrew Pringle and wife Stephanie, Joseph Champion and wife Paige, Ryan Pringle, Jared Champion, and Thomas Pringle; and great grandchildren, Alexis, Towner, and Nash; and sister-in-law, Barbara Bordelon. Also mourning the loss of their friend are his wife’s sisters, Alice Huffman and husband Jack, Carolyn Faith and husband Leroy, and Jenny Jones and husband SJ; brother-in-law, Bobby Ray and wife Alverne. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, James Bordelon; sister, Cheryl Bordelon Coco; and son-in-law, Robert Pringle.

Earl often said, “to know me is to love me.” Although he usually meant it facetiously, those who knew Earl understand how accurate this statement is. Earl possessed a determination and strength of character that is to be admired and emulated. He had a strong sense for what was right and did not hesitate to say when something was wrong. He was a force to be reckoned with.

Earl dealt fairly with others and was even-tempered; despite the occasional “Goodness gracious, Dorothy”. He cared deeply for his wife and daughters, took unabashed pride in his five grandsons, and found joy in his great-grandchildren. He loved his family unequivocally and without reservation. He taught his grandsons fishing, hunting, dominos, bourre and what it is to be men. Though his guidance and steady presence will be missed by all. He possessed a sharp mind and could always deliver a solution to your problem; prefaced with a “let me tell you somethin’.” With him in your corner problems didn’t seem so big. His strength gave others strength. To know Earl was to love him, his legacy will live on, and his memory will be cherished by those he left behind.

A visitation for Earl will be held Thursday, January 14, 2021 from 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home, 8801 Mansfield Rd, Shreveport, Louisiana 71108. A celebration of life service will occur Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 2:00 PM, with interment to follow in Centuries Memorial Park. Deacon Mike Whitehead will be officiating the services.


  • Dorothy Dick Bordelon, Wife
  • Janet Bordelon Pringle, Daughter
  • Penny Bordelon Champion, Daughter
  • Andrew Pringle (Stephanie), Grandson
  • Joseph Champion (Paige), Grandson
  • Ryan Pringle, Grandson
  • Jared Champion, Grandson
  • Thomas Pringle, Grandson
  • Alexis, Towner, and Nash, Great Grandchildren
  • Barbara Bordelon, Sister-in-law
  • Alice Huffman (Jack), Sister-in-law
  • Carolyn Faith (Leroy), Sister-in-law
  • Jenny Jones (SJ), Sister-in-law
  • Bobby Ray (Alverne), Brother-in-law
  • Charles and Addie Bordelon, Parents (deceased)
  • James Bordelon, Brother (deceased)
  • Cheryl Bordelon Coco, Sister (deceased)
  • Robert Pringle, Son-in-law (deceased)


  • Visitation

    jueves, 14 enero , 2021

  • Celebration of Life Service

    jueves, 14 enero , 2021


Earl Joseph Bordelon

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Felicia Witt

enero 13, 2021

Mr. Earl left me with precious memories in my early life. Our families were close friends and shared many good times together. My dad Weymon Lestage, worked with Earl for the KCS. Together they filled our homes with laughter. From cutting Christmas trees down, fishing, and teaching Janet and I to ride our first bikes. Thinking about him always put a smile on my face..

My love to Miss Dorothy, Janet and Penny and their families.....

Felicia Lestage Witt

Sammy Robison

enero 13, 2021

Back when I was in college with Joe we go over to visit, and from the first time I ever went over to their house I always felt like a part of the family. I also never left hungry! I am so glad I got to meet and spend time with such an amazing man, and my heart goes out to all the amazing family that is his legacy.

Love you guys,

Sree Beene

enero 13, 2021

It was such an honour to have met Mr Bordelon. His “Indian” friend will miss him.