Doug L. Shores
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Doug L. Shores

Youngsville - Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 2:00 PM in Martin & Castille's La Fleur de Lis Chapel in Lafayette for Doug L. Shores, 82, who passed away Saturday morning, March 13, 2021 at his residence in Youngsville. The family requests that visitation be observed in Martin & Castille's SOUTHSIDE location on Wednesday from 9:00 AM until time of services.

Entombment will be in St. Anne Cemetery Mausoleum in Youngsville.

Reverend Thomas Faulk, Sr., Pastor of First Assembly of Youngsville, will conduct the funeral services.

Survivors include his children, Lynda Shores and her companion Greg Burdick, Donna Bearb and husband Glen, and Douglas Shores, II and wife Kristie; three grandchildren, Brittnie Bearb Daigle, Dustin Shores and fiancé Hannah Champagne, and Devyn Shores and fiancé John Fuselier; two great grandchildren, Paityn and Colton Daigle; and one great grandchild to be Baby Fuselier, his sister Andre Simmons and husband Jim; his brother Neil Shores and wife Jan; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 57 years, Ann Keller Shores, and his parents, Wilbert A. Shores and Wilma McDowell Shores.

Doug and Ann loved traveling together. They visited all 48 states. South Dakota and The Smoky Mountains in Tennessee were their two favorites. They made a lot of great memories through the years. Besides traveling, he was an avid hunter, fisherman, belonging to the Bass Club and National Rifle Association for years. His love of the outdoors also led him to gardening. His vegetable gardens and roses were a product of his work ethic and attention to detail. He was a man of few words, and led by example. He taught us all what it means to be a hard worker, provider for our family.

Pallbearers will be Douglas Shores II, Dustin Shores, Bernie Shores, David Guillet, Tony Richard, Angela Kershaw, and Kenneth Kershaw.

Honorary Pallbearers will be his longtime best friend Gene Broussard, Glen Bearb, and John Fuselier.

Memorial contributions can be made in Doug L. Shores' name to Crazy Horse Memorial,, 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse, SD, 57730-8900, South Dakota Parks and Wildlife Foundation,, 523 E. Capital Avenue, Pierre, SD, 57501, or St. Jude's,, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105. South Dakota was his favorite place to visit, of all they traveled.

A heartfelt appreciation is extended by the Shores family to Dr. Ashley Guy and her staff. They would always go above and beyond for his care. Thank you for everything you did for him.

View the obituary and guestbook online at

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Published in The Advertiser from Mar. 14 to Mar. 15, 2021.
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