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John Lavo

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Bro. John H. Lavo

HAUGHTON, LA - Celebration of life service will be held at Asbury United Methodist Church, Bossier City, on Friday, February 15, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. Rev. Tom Dungan will be officiating the service. The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at Hill Crest Funeral Home from 6:00 till 8:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Hill Crest Memorial Park.

He was a member of Louisiana United Methodist Conference and was a Spiritual Director of

Cross Bayou Emmaus. John enjoyed playing golf in his spare time.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ervin and Helen Lavo and great-granddaughter, Kate.

John is survived by his wife of 60 years, Anne; children, Susan Holeyfield, John C. Lavo and spouses; grandchildren, Lee Anne Pollitt, Carol Thomas, Whitney Fortier, Lauren Haden, Patrick Lavo and spouses and great grandchildren, Michael, Bethany, Jonathan and Eli.

John served in the USAF from 1951 - 1973. He served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He began training as an Air Traffic Controller and went to OCS, followed by pilot training. John served as a Command Pilot and Flight Instructor and received the following awards and citations: Distinguished Flying Cross, two air medals, and two military meritorious service awards. After retiring from military, he entered into the ministry serving at Christ's United Methodist; Greenwood-Bethany Charge; Love Chapel-Haughton and Brushwood United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to your church or favorite charity.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the doctors and staff of the ICU of WK Bossier, the support at Grace Home, and the loving support of so many friends.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family by visiting www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com.

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Published in Shreveport Times on Feb. 14, 2013
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