Clyde A. "Buster" Carlisle
Minden, LA Funeral services for Clyde A. "Buster" Carlisle will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden. Officiating will be Rev. Phil McLarty and Pastor Ricky Solis. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory in Minden. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2014 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home.
Buster was born Sept. 5, 1933 in East Point and entered into rest March 3, 2014 in Minden.
Coach gave 40-plus years to education and coaching, 20 in Louisiana and 20 in Texas. His teams won two state championships in Clarksville, Texas in 1995 and 1998. At the time of his retirement in 2003, he was ranked the third winningest coach in the nation and the second winningest coach in the sate of Texas, winning 1,103 games.
His parents, Hattie and Gene Carlisle; daughter, Carol C. Duhon; and brothers, Rodney and Gary Carlisle preceded him in death. He was a retired teacher and coach and of the Presbyterian faith.
He is survived by his wife, Frances H. Carlisle of Minden; sons, Randy Carlisle and wife, Tammy of Baton Rouge; John Carlisle of Rowlett, Texas; daughters, Debbie Brown and husband, Ted of Minden, Rebecca Bezet and husband, Randy of Rowlett, Texas; sister, Jeanne Conly and husband, Bill of Vivian; grandchildren, Jacob Brown, Eric Brown, Lindsey Brown, Randall Carlisle, Bethany Carlisle, Josiah Bezet and Hannah Bezet; and great-grandchildren, Hudson Carlisle Brown, William Jacob Brown and Anna Beth Brown.
Pallbearers are Jacob Brown, Eric Brown, Randall Carlisle, Josiah Bezet, Dr. Cliff Salmon, Bo Jinks and Tyke Salizar.
Honorary pallbearers are granddaughters Lindsey Brown, Bethany Carlisle, and Hannah Bezet and all former basketball players and coaching colleagues.
The family would like to thank the staff at Town & Country Health and Rehab and Gamble Hospice for the care given him.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to go to the Webster Education Endowment Fund (WEEF), c/o Minden-South Webster Chamber of Commerce, 110 Sibley, Road, Minden, LA 71055 or Minden Presbyterian Church, 1001 Broadway, Minden.
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Published by Shreveport Times on Mar. 7, 2014.