Funeral services for Doug Anderson, Sr. will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at the Escude’ Funeral Home Chapel in Simmesport with Rev. Carolyn Fletcher and Rev. Paul Kunnumpuram officiating. Entombment will follow in the Christ the King Mausoleum. A celebration of his life will follow, after the burial, in the church hall. Arrangements & services are under the direction of Hixson-Ducote Funeral Home & Escude' Funeral Home.
Mr. Anderson, age 67 of Simmesport, passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at his home.
Doug was born to Paul Douglas “Jack” and Violet “Neatsie” Barr Anderson on September 7, 1954. Upon graduating high school, Doug owned and operated a trucking business hauling asphalt and gravel. He went on to become a Louisiana State Trooper and retired after 25 years of public service. He then served as Avoyelles Parish Sheriff for three honorable terms.
He was trooper of the year twice and hence received the Attorney General Award. Among favorite civic organizations, he was on the Drug Control and Violent Crime Board, a member of Avoyelles Council on Aging and a member of Rotary Club.
Doug was a life long active member of Simmesport First United Methodist Church. He was a devoted family man who was always willing to help those around him. His greatest joys were his grandchildren and the crawfish ponds that they shared.
He is survived his wife of 49 years, Rene’ Brouillette Anderson; his daughter, Pauline A. Daigre (Brian); his son, Douglas A. Anderson, Jr. (Carrie); grandchildren Jaxon, Zachary, and Emily; and step-grandchildren Walker, Lola and West. He is also survived by his brother, Don Anderson (Adele), two nieces and one nephew and many cousins and friends.
Pallbearers will include: Douglas Anderson, Jr., Donald Anderson, Brian Daigre, Jaxon Daigre, Zachary Daigre, Joey Dyer, Joey Dyer, Jr., Dustin Anderson and Steven Martel.
Friends may visit on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until the time of service at 12:00 noon at Escude’ Funeral Home Chapel in Simmesport.
In lieu of flowers, memorial can be made in his honor to Simmesport United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 118, Simmesport, LA 71369.