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August 07, 2014
So sorry to hear about the passing of Mr.Doug Colvin.My heart and prayers go out to this family.God Be with you and wrap his arms around you.
August 07, 2014
We are sorry for your loss and we hope you find comfort in the days to come. I would like take this opportunity to share my personal story about Caoch Colvin. I felt compelled to send a couple of thoughts because of my late father and the sincere respect he had for Coach Colvin. I believe they shared a Louisiana State Championship in baseball a long time ago.

I personally met Coach Colvin only once, it was several years ago, and I remember thinking how humble of a man he was. It was an honor to visit with him, I had heard about Coach Colvin all of my life. Afterwards, I realized why my dad often spoke so highly of his former coach and teacher.

It's important to understand that many of us are impacted by teachers and coaches and their input is often passed down from generation to generation. Many pass from here and never fully understand the importance of their lessons and direction. This is not the case with your father and husband, Coach Colvin. Interestingly, my son is a baseball player at a university in Mobile. In some indirect way, he has benefited by the lesson's Coach Colvin taught my dad in Dubach, LA. in the 1950's.

Coach Colvin was and still is a difference maker. His legacy and impact does not pass with him. I hope you find comfort in the memories people have shared here.

Respectfully,
G. Sharp
August 06, 2014
Wanting you to know we are thinking of you in this time of loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Valerie& Billy Jackson and Family
August 06, 2014
Joh 11:25Jesus said to her: “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life;
August 06, 2014
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.
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This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to William Douglas (Coach) Colvin our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Coach Colvin. And to Coach Colvin it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country post WW-II while serving as in the U.S. Navy. Coach Colvin, 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 Coach Colvin's family and loved ones.

Stephen J. Lavery, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

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