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W. A. "Dub" Carruth

Alexandria - Services for Mr. W. A. "Dub" Carruth will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July13, 2018 at The Pentecostals of Alexandria with Reverend Anthony Mangun officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, under the direction of Hixson Brothers, Alexandria.

The family requests that visitation be observed Thursday at Hixson Brothers, Alexandria from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and will continue on Friday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until time of service.

Mr. Carruth, 90, of Alexandria passed from this life, Monday, July 9, 2018 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.

He was a proud member of the Pentecostals of Alexandria where he served in many capacities, including performing in the production Messiah and as an usher. Members of his church looked forward to seeing his big, welcoming smile as he greeted them at the doors. Dub loved serving his church, pastors, and fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.

Dub had a passion for building and his community. He bought his first piece of property at 9 years old and when he sold it, had doubled his money. At the age of 19, he built his first house. He formed many companies including Quaker Lumber Company, W.A. Carruth Construction & Real Estate Company and most recently, Carruth Properties. He built hundreds of beautiful homes in central Louisiana. He was well known as a craftsman who took pride in quality built homes and he is still sought out as the premier builder in town. He brought modern apartment living to Cenla with the construction of Williamsburg Apartments & Condominiums, Parliament Square Apartments & Condominiums, Gatehouse Espana and his proudest accomplishment, Nottingham Apartments & Camelot Towers. He was instrumental in paving roads such as Heyman Lane and Parliament Drive. He was a well-known developer, developing subdivisions such as Wilshire Park, Castle Village, Briarwood, Briarwood West, and Village Green in Pineville. He served on numerous boards and was a member of the first City Council of Alexandria. Dub's sense of duty and love of country extended beyond his local community when as just a teen, he enlisted and proudly served his country in the United States Navy.

Dub was a lifelong follower of Christ whose faith never wavered no matter what the circumstance. His family is comforted to know that he is with His Heavenly Father.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Beulah Banks and William A. Carruth, Sr.; son, Kenneth Hiram Carruth; brothers, Wallace Carruth, Charles Carruth; sister, Athalea Brinkerhoff

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 27 years, Susan Irwin Carruth; son, William Jeffery Carruth; daughters, Nancy Parker, Stacy Milliner, Lindsay Ellington and Kate Dickey; sister, Patty Ann Carruth; grandchildren, Ashley Fowler, Jeffery Carruth, Kristina Dixon, Allison Betts, Blake Betts, Olivia Eskew, Emma Eskew, Matthew Milliner, Emilia Dickey and Claire Dickey; fifteen great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Carruth, Mark Milliner, Misha Dickey, Patrick Ellington, Wayne Lemoine, and Randy Pfeiffer. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Moras, Shane Moras and Wayne Gaspard.

To extend online condolences to the Carruth family, please visit us at www.hixsonbrothers.com.
Published in The Town Talk on July 13, 2018
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