Robert Samuel Doles
Shreveport, LA - Robert Samuel Doles, 61, passed away on Friday, March 14, 2014, after a long illness. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until service time on Tuesday, March 18, at Osborn Funeral Home. Memorial services will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Osborn Funeral Home. Officiating will be Rev. Conrad Edwards of Broadmoor United Methodist Church.
Bob was the oldest child of Mary and Sam Doles and was born on February 12, 1953, in Shreveport, LA. Bob's family moved to Plain Dealing where he grew up until the family returned to Shreveport. He was a graduate of Airline High School, a former member of The Louisiana National Guard and also served in the United States Navy. Bob loved to write and loved all sports. He was employed for 12 years at Vantronics Security until he was forced to retire due to his ill health. In recent years, his activities were limited because of his health, but he was still a good friend to many in his neighborhood.
Bob was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Iola W. and Dr. Howard P. Doles; and maternal grandparents, Frankie and Benjamin A. Mathews. He is survived by his loving parents, Mary and Sam Doles; brother, Michael C. Doles; sister, Elizabeth May and husband, Dennis; and niece Samantha Hodges.
Published in Shreveport Times on Mar. 16, 2014