Funeral services for Edmond Eugene “Gene” Shaver, 89, were held at 11 A.M. Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at Rockett-Nettles Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Fort officiating. Military graveside service followed in Springville Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home on August 22, 2022 from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. at the funeral home, prior to the service.
Mr. Shaver was born on June 19, 1933, in East Point, LA. He passed away August 21, 2022, at home. He was a lifelong resident of Coushatta, LA. Mr. Shaver owned several businesses in Coushatta and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was a good friend to so many and will be missed by all.
Gene loved fishing, playing dominoes (having taught grandsons and a great grandson to play). Gene turned his life over to God when he was young, and he was a member of the Hickory Grove Baptist Church. He was a veteran and a 32nd Degree Mason.
Eugene was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Lorene Shaver, and his wife, Janice Ferguson Shaver; and one brother, Otis Alton Shaver.
He is survived by his children, Robert Shaver and wife Trudie, Rhonda Outlaw and husband Barry, Rodney Shaver and wife Melissa, Ruth Ann Burleson and husband Robert; grandchildren, Jake Shaver and wife Siobhann, Adam Outlaw and wife Shanna, Amanda Cason and husband Dan, J.B. Outlaw and wife Brittany, Rebekah Fry and husband David, Taryn Shaver, Rowdy Burleson and wife Kaylie, Tanner Shaver and Cheyenne; and great grandchildren, Layla, Seraphina, Brenna, Hayden, Easton, Annelise, Bentley, Emma, Ella, Brooklyn and Bridger, two brothers, Charles Shaver and Loran Shaver and wife Rhonda; one sister, Yvonne Givan and husband Richard; and faithful friend, Louise Long.
Pallbearers are Jake Shaver, Adam Outlaw, J. B. Outlaw, Rowdy Burleson, Tanner Shaver and Dan Cason.
The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to The American Heart Association or to Hickory Grove Baptist Church. The family would also like to thank Hospice of Natchitoches, Dr. Joshua R. Cason, Dr. Gavin F. Chico, Dr. Wyche T. Coleman, Dr. Sean Troxclair, Dr. Ralph Baucum and Connie Mabile for their love, support care and treatment of our loved one during the last few years.
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