Harold Louis DeShazo Jr.
September 30, 1946 – September 3, 2020
Harold "Hal" Louis DeShazo, Jr., 73, passed away on September 3, 2020 in Covington, Louisiana, surrounded by his loving family.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Bonnie Borgstede DeShazo; his son, Michael L. DeShazo; his daughter-in-law, Michele Hale DeShazo; and two grandchildren, Claire Alexandra DeShazo and William Francis DeShazo. He also leaves behind his brother, Jules DeShazo (Judy), and sisters Rita Rivet (Junior), Vivian Ours (Bob), Linda Barrios (Don), Lucille Stipe (Chris), Debbie Lynchard, and Darlene Norris (Richard), as well as his sister-in-law, Susan Koenig (Guy). He will be warmly remembered by nieces and nephews Paula Saling, Brian Rivet, Wendy Reaux, Rob Ours, Jr., Tina Boswell, Don Barrios, Jr., Ashley Barrios, Courtney Barrios, Chris Stipe, Bubba Stipe, Nicole Stein, Chris Koenig, and Justin Koenig. He is predeceased by his father, Harold, Sr.; his mother, Vivian; his sister, Mary Ann DeShazo; his brother-in-law, Ronald Lynchard; his nephew, Craig DeShazo; and his great niece, Chelsea Carriere.
A U.S. Army veteran, Harold served his country with distinction in Vietnam in 1969-1970. He was a devoted husband and father, and a kind, selfless, and generous man who was quick with a smile and an offer of help to anyone in need. He was also a skilled craftsman, a classic car enthusiast, and a diehard New Orleans Saints fan. In his later years, he had no greater joy than his time spent with his grandchildren and on vacations with his wife, Bonnie.
Due to COVID-19, a private funeral will be held at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery. Please consider a memorial donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org/give.html. Condolences may be left for the family online at www.gracenorthshore.com
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Harold Louis DeShazo Jr.
September 15, 2020
My sympathies on the too soon passing of your impressive Father.
May good memories provide solace to you and your family.
September 13, 2020
My Dearest Brother
It is with my deepest heart that I have to write this but I think it is so necessary for me to do so.To tell you how proud of you I have been always!!
You have been an amazing brother always their to help anyone that needed help!A caring person, a person that did his duty for his country,I have so many memories when we were young and that will always be with me . When we were going to Ponchatrain Beach and you seen Bonnie Your reaction was wow I like her and 48 years later you still said wow. And then another beautiful moment Michael came into both your lives he was a beautiful Boy and now a beautiful man You have so much to be proud of !! Job well done brother!!! Rest In Peace !
September 10, 2020
Bonnie, Michael, family members, I am so sorry for your loss of Harold, a loving husband, dad, dad-in-law, brother, uncle and cousin. I haven’t seen Harold in years but my thoughts and prayers were always with him. I am so happy he is no longer in pain. I’m sure he is up there dancing and cutting up with all the other DeShazo’s, Jenning’s, Munsch’s, Herwig’s, Petta’s, etc. Heaven is an extremely happy place to be with his arrival. I know you will all miss him dearly, my prayers are with and for you. Make sure to just look around you, watch for the slightest of signs, recognize them as signs and you will know Harold is with you. Sending lots of love, hugs and kisses to my cousins. /Edmay
September 9, 2020
Our Dear Uncle (Harold),
Where do we begin, such a wonderful Great Man. A TRUE AMERICAN HERO!!! Always ready to help anyone in need and always the life of the party. You are deeply missed and dearly loved by everyone. Our family will never be the same without you but you will live on through your beautiful grandchildren and our memories. We Love you deeply and we are blessed to have known you our deer Uncle. May Our Lord Welcome you into his Kingdom and may you rest eternally with our Lord and his Blessed Mother Mary.
WE LOVE YOU OUR AMERICAN HERO
STEVE and PAULA SALING