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Sam Allgood Jr.

Sam Allgood Jr., a resident of Mandeville, died Monday in New Orleans. He was 83. The cause of death was due to complications from a stroke. Mr. Allgood was born on May 15, 1926, in Voth, Texas, and raised in Lake Charles. He served in the Navy during World War II and enrolled at LSU following the war. Mr. Allgood received a bachelor's degree in education from LSU and was a proud member of the 1950 LSU national championship boxing team. After graduating from LSU, he married Bettie Jane Meador, of Clarksville, Ind., and went on to teach and coach boxing at Plaquemine High School. In 1956, he went to work in the oilfield services industry, and eventually rose to become president of Tidewater Marine Inc. in New Orleans. He retired from Tidewater Marine in 1982. Mr. Allgood was a strong supporter of LSU and served as chairman of the board of directors of the LSU Foundation. He also was an avid golfer and served as president of Metairie Country Club. Mr. Allgood is survived by his spouse, Joyce Deutchmann Allgood; son, Sam Allgood III, of Baton Rouge; daughters, Lynette Allgood McMillen, of Folsom, Holly Allgood Wolfert, of Greensboro, Ga., and Becky Allgood Swindell, of Dallas; sister, Mary Janet Allgood Hartman; and nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam S. Allgood Sr. and Minvera Iles Allgood, who were of Lake Charles; his first wife, Bettie Meador Allgood; and his brothers, Glenn Allgood, who was of Baton Rouge, and Frank Allgood, who was of Jennings. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 6, at 11 a.m. at St. Timothy's United Methodist Church in Mandeville. Visitation at the church will begin at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer memorial donations to the LSU Foundation's Forever LSU Campaign or St. Timothy's United Methodist Church, Mandeville. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to E.J. Fielding Funeral Home of Covington. Please sign guestbook online at www.ejfieldingfh.com.

Published in The Advocate on May 5, 2010
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