William Alvin Anderson

March 7, 1951December 3, 2018

William Alvin Anderson, 67, of Doyline, LA, passed away peacefully, at his home, with his family at his side, during the afternoon of Monday, December 3, 2018.

A Funeral service will be held at Noon on Monday, December 10th at Hill Crest Funeral Home in Haughton, Steven Anderson presiding. The family will be receiving visitors beginning at 11:00 am, prior to the service in the State Room at Hill Crest, with committal services immediately following at Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, in Keithville, LA at 2:00 pm.

The Lord blessed Alvin and Ann Anderson March 7, 1951, as William was born in Shreveport.

Mr. Anderson entered the U.S. Army in December of 1968 and served proudly until February of 1978. He enjoyed his service to his country so greatly that in September of ’78, he joined the Navy and remained in active duty until 1984 amassing almost fourteen years of duty.

Mr. Anderson was preceded in death by his parents: Alvin Anderson, Jr. and his mother Ann Black. Left to cherish his memories are: His two sons, Steven Anderson and William Anderson; a daughter, Kathy Jo Shaw; grandchildren: William Robert Gordon, Kala Marsh, Dustin Davis, Jack Brady Connor, and Amber Wheeler.


  • William Alvin Anderson, Father
  • Ann Black, Mother
  • Kathy Jo Shaw, Daughter
  • Steven Anderson, Son
  • William Joseph Anderson, Son
  • William Robert Gordon, Grandchild
  • Kala Marsh, Grandchild
  • Dustin Davis, Grandchild
  • Jack Brady Connor, Grandchild
  • Amber Wheeler, Grandchild


  • Visitation Monday, December 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 10, 2018
  • Committal Service Monday, December 10, 2018

William Alvin Anderson

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Joyce Causey-Mitchell

December 10, 2018

I’m so sorry for the loss of Billy. I attend school with him for many years at the Adventist School in Shreveport La. I remember him as being very quite an kinda shy. Grade school an middle school were great to share with a friend like Billy. May his family have Gods comforting arms wrap around them at this time in their loss. Just an old school friend

For the Commanders, Carroll R. Michaud

December 9, 2018

The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to William Alvin Anderson our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for William. To William it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during the Vietnam War while serving in the U.S. Army and during “Operation Urgent Fury” (1983 Granada Invasion) while serving in the U.S. Navy. William, we commend you for your honorable service. You are a true patriot, who served with honor and distinction. You upheld the finest qualities of an American patriot warrior: courage, commitment, generosity, sacrifice, love and devotion to family and country. You were a true friend. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 961 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion and the 177 veterans of VFW Post 2238 in Shreveport, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to William’s family and loved ones.

Dennis Engdahl, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

Ranny Griffin, Commander, VFW Post 2238
1245 Gary Street, Shreveport, LA 71101