Walter Ray Anderson

February 15, 1937October 26, 2013
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Walter Ray Anderson of Shreveport, LA, passed away Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the age of 76.

Mr. Anderson, a resident of Shreveport, LA, was born on February 15, 1937 in Plain Dealing, Louisiana. He served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1958. He was a member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local No. 106 and served as Business Manager of Local 141 for fifteen years. He was also appointed and served for ten years as a Board Member of the State Plumbing Board of Louisiana. He was a 32 degree Scottish Rite Mason and member of the Shreveport lodge.

Survivors include his wife of fifty-eight years, Virginia Brantley Anderson; daughter, Connie Anderson Hoffpauir, and husband, Gerald, of Moss Bluff, LA; daughter Frankie Anderson Norton, and husband, Steve, of Shreveport, LA; son, Michael C. Anderson of Elysian Fields, TX; five grandchildren, Audrey Norton Schexnailder, and husband Michael, of Katy, TX, Jared Wayne Hoffpauir of Lake Charles, LA, Courtney Gayle Hoffpauir of Moss Bluff, LA, Kristin Anderson Alaniz, and husband, Blayne, of Waco, TX, and Rachel Michelle Anderson of Elysian Fields, TX; and one great-grandson, Neil Andrew Schexnailder.

He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Clyde Anderson; his mother, Lillian Seward Anderson Miller; brother, Alton F. Anderson; sister, Clydie Sue Anderson Cromwell; and daughter-in-law, Terri Mendenhall Anderson.

Services will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Hixson Funeral Home, 3001 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, LA. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM Tuesday until time of service. Interment will be at Highland Memory Gardens on Common Street. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at


  • Visitation Tuesday, October 29, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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November 2, 2013

I am so sorry to hear about Ray. I did not know about it until November 1, 2013 or I would have been there. I have happy childhood memories about him and Jenny. I remember all the times the family got together and the fun we had. Please stay in touch. Love Patsy and Jerry Duke

Richard & Barbara Barnes

November 1, 2013

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.


October 31, 2013

So sorry to hear of Walter Ray's death. Our prayers for the family.

Marvin Langley

October 30, 2013

I am so sorry about Ray. He was a good friend and mentor. He will be missed.
Thoughts and prayers to the family.

B.H. Weave

October 29, 2013

Lost a good and loyal friend,so long ole' pal

Carl Himel

October 29, 2013

Mike, so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Even though I haven't seen him in years, I remember him fondly as a kind and patient man who took us fishing many times. The week spent in Plain Dealing the summer of 1975 ( I believe) was special. My prayers are with you, your mother, Connie and Frankie during this tough time. God Bless you.

For the Commanders, Carroll R. Michaud

October 29, 2013

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 Walter Ray Anderson our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Walter. And to Walter it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country while serving in the U.S. Army. Walter, 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 1,261 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion and the 233 veterans of VFW Post 2238 in Shreveport, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Walter's family and loved ones.

Bobby L. Williams, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

James Mazariz, Commander, VFW Post 2238
1245 Gary Street, Shreveport, LA 71101

October 29, 2013


October 29, 2013

John Buddy Anderson

Jere and Ronnie Brannon

October 29, 2013

Our hearts go out to Ginnie and all of Ray's family. His passing leaves a big gap in our lives, and we miss him already. God be with you in this time of sorrow.