Douglas Allen King
July 26, 1923 – May 5, 2019
Douglas Allen King passed away Sunday May 5, 2019 at the age of 95. He was born on July 26, 1923 in Jonesboro, Louisiana. He served his country honorably in the United States Army during World War II and earned numerous awards and medals, including two purple hearts. After retiring from Bossier Caddo Glass Company, he turned to his passion of spending time outdoors and enjoyed working in his yard. His favorite pastime was to keep a fresh cut lawn with a push mower. He loved cutting lawns so much he would cut anyone's yard that would ask. He is preceded in death by his wife of over 60 years, Willodean J. King; sons, Sonny King and Mike Valentine; daughter, Cherry V. Thomas; parents, Fred and Mattie King; sisters, Maureen, Janice, and Jeanette King; and brothers, Bobby Jack and Harold King. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Penny LaRoux (Robby), and Becky Compton (Jerry); five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; and one granddaughter-in-law. Special thanks from the family are expressed to Regional Hospice, and all the nurses and staff at the Northwest Louisiana Veterans Home for the love and care they gave to daddy. He loved you all! A visitation will be held Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a graveside service beginning at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Ron Johnson officiating the services at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home. Honoring him as pallbearers will be, Robby LaRoux, Matt LaRoux, Adam LaRoux, Tom Baudoin, Dylan Baudoin, and Terry Kelley.
- Penny LaRoux and husband Robby, Daughter
- Becky Compton and husband Jerry, Daughter
- He is also survived by five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren.
- Robby LaRoux
- Matt LaRoux
- Adam LaRoux
- Tom Baudoin
- Dylan Baudoin
- Terry Kelley
- Visitation Wednesday, May 8, 2019
- Graveside Service Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Douglas Allen King
Karen Kilpatrick Williams
May 12, 2019
Becky, I am so sorry to hear your Dad passed away. I think about you all often. My parents are buried at Centuries and I often stop at Sonny’s , Your Mom, sister and brothers grave. I will be praying for your family.
Freddie Wayne "Bo" Moore
May 7, 2019
I am sorry for the family's loss.
I visited with him in the VA home about a year ago and he remembered me and had a good visit.
Carroll R. Michaud
May 7, 2019
The Final Salute
“Brothers and Sisters-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 Douglas Allen King our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Doug. To Doug 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 WW-II while serving in combat with the U.S. Army. Doug, we acknowledge your courageous combat record and we commend you for your honorable military 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 Doug’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
For the Commanders, Carroll R. Michaud
Cathy Kelley Reynolds
May 6, 2019
Always so much fun. Had a heart full of love and laughter for as long as I can remember. Awesome rib cooker too. Loved seeing other people happy and loved Aunt Dean so very much. His children were his pride and joy.