Robert Henry "Bob" Felknor

Robert Henry "Bob" Felknor

SHREVEPORT, LA / DENHAM SPRINGS, LA - A memorial service will be held to honor the life of Robert Henry "Bob" Felknor on Thursday, June 20, at 2:00 P.M. at Calvary Baptist Church, 9333 Linwood, Shreveport, Louisiana, 71106. Visitation will be held at 1:00 P.M. preceding the service. Officiating will be Pastor Khris Chenier and Pastor Rick Edmonds.

Bob was born October 19, 1942, and passed away peacefully surrounded by family on June 14, 2013, in his daughter's home in Natchitoches, LA. He fought a courageous battle trying to beat his disease of esophageal and liver cancer. His body is now whole, and he walks with Jesus and family preceding him in the land of his Lord. How Glorious!

He was a graduate of Louisiana Tech University, a Veteran of the United States Air Force, and retired Executive Vice-President of the Louisiana Cattlemen's Association. He served as editor of the Louisiana Cattlemen's Magazine and was the Administrative Assistant to the Louisiana Beef Industry Council. He was active in the Capital Area Agri Business Council, and was a member of the Promotion and Advertising Committee for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association.

He was the spokesman for Louisiana's "Beef, It's What's For Dinner" radio campaign. Progressive Farmer selected Bob as the 2002 Leader of the Year in Service for Louisiana Agriculture. Bob was Lobbyist in the La. Legislature on the local and national level to help the beef industry in Louisiana. He was dedicated to the cattlemen and coordinated hurricane assistance for farmers and ranchers who were devastated by hurricanes that struck Louisiana and surrounding states. Bob also liked to hunt and fish, and was a licensed pilot. He enjoyed good music, and he loved to dance to Cajun music.

Preceding Bob in death was his wife, Wanda, and his parents Robert and Inez Felknor, his brother-in-law, Jerry Brandon, and his nephew, Lawson Bo Brandon. Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Kim Goodwin and husband Sam; stepson, Danny Soileau and wife Carmel, and stepdaughter, Judy Soileau. He is also survived by his brother, James Felknor, and sisters, Ella Hardy and husband Brian and Beverly Bohanan and husband Clay. Surviving grandchildren are Austin, Taylor, Dillon, and Tiffany Harris; Therese, Christine and Christopher Soileau, and Colette Wild and husband Ethan; and Ryan Birlingame; and numerous nephews, nieces and other relatives. He had friends that he loved and called "family" in Simpson, Baton Rouge, and across the state of Louisiana. The family would like to thank all of those special people who loved and supported him before and during his illness.

They also thank Dr. Dhawan, Dr. Menache , Dr. Chris Ingram, The Northwestern Louisiana Cancer Center, Natchitoches Regional Hospital, and Hospice of Natchitoches for their care and support. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the and The Lawson Bo Brandon Foundation, 5413 Modica Lott Road, Bossier City, Louisiana, 71111.

Bob will be remembered for his dedication to friends and family, his sweet, loving personality, his wit, his contagious smile, and his very generous heart. Bob's last gift was to dedicate his body to LSU Health Science Center. Bob suffered most of his adult life with excessive acid reflux and his wishes were for each of us to become aware of this underlying cause of esophageal cancer and the importance of upper GI scoping.

Published in Shreveport Times from June 18 to June 20, 2013