Larry Hovis
1943 - 2016
Centuries Memorial Funeral Home
8801 Mansfield Road
Shreveport, LA
Larry Albert Hovis

Funeral services for Larry A. Hovis will be held at 2:30 PM on Sunday, June 19, 2016, at Centuries Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow at Centuries Memorial Cemetery. Officiating will be Pastor Perry Culver of Christ Lutheran Church in Shreveport, LA. Visitation with the family will be held from 1:00 until 2:30 PM prior to the services.

Larry was born in Hickory, NC on December 5, 1943. He went to meet his daughter, Cheryl, in Heaven on June 16, 2016 after a brief illness. Larry is preceded in death by his parents, Warren A. and Nell Maxine Hovis; and his daughter, Cheryl Renee Hovis Bass. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Paula Ann Serio Hovis; son, Warren A. Hovis and daughter-in-law, Karrie B. Hovis; and grandchildren, Lindsey Hovis, Patricia Hovis, Corinn Hovis, LeeAnn Hovis, Rachael Hovis, and Brandon Bass.

Larry served 4 years in the United States Air Force; he served his country with honor and prestige. Larry retired from Xerox Corporation in 2001. Those who knew him will agree that he was a kind, loving person that knew no strangers. He loved working in his yard and garden, fishing, and spending time with his friends and family.

A special thank you to the staff at Lifecare Hospital and the staff at Christus Highland CCU. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the church or charity of your choice.

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Published by Shreveport Times from Jun. 18 to Jun. 20, 2016.
1:00p.m. - 2:30p.m.
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8801 Mansfield Road, Shreveport, LA
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Warren, Mrs. Hovis and family, I am praying for peace, and comfort from our Lord Jesus Christ to give to all of you during this time. I never met your Dad or beautiful Sister but take comfort in knowing they are together with the King of Kings reunited.
God Bless.
Debbie Lawson
June 27, 2016
Keeping you n your family in my thoughts n prayers. No more pain and suffering for Larry.
Cheryl n her daddy are together. Both of them are now guardian angels watching over each of you.
May God be with each of you during this time of sorrow .
Diane Littleton
June 19, 2016
Paula, my heart is with you and your family.
Mark McGregory
June 18, 2016
So sorry to hear of Larry passing. I have great memories of growing up at St.Paul's with him. He and my brother David were the same age
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!
Judith Bolick
June 18, 2016
What a special loving man Larry was. Full of compassion for everyone. I will forever be thankful to him and Paula for helping me bring my son home when he died. My prayers are with Paula, Warren and his beautiful grandkids. Rest in peace.
Jeanette Courtney
June 18, 2016
The Final Salute

Brothers in Arms, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged Hand Salutes as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This Hand Salute is the last that we shall render to Larry Albert Hovis our Brother-in-Arms. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Larry. And to Larry it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during the Vietnam War while serving in the U.S. Air Force. Larry, we commend you for your honorable service. You are a true patriot, who served with honor and distinction. You upheld the finest qualities of an American patriot warrior: courage, commitment, generosity, sacrifice, love and devotion to family and country. You were a true friend. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,061 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion and the 233 veterans of VFW Post 2238 in Shreveport, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Larry's family and loved ones.

Edward L. Lamb, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

James E. Mazariz, Commander, VFW Post 2238
1245 Gary Street, Shreveport, LA 71101
For the Commanders, Carroll R. Michaud
June 18, 2016
Thank you Larry for being a part of our life. We love you and will miss you. Please give Cheryl a hug. So glad you are pain free and in a much better place!

-Joy and Nealie Valentine
June 18, 2016
I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers for the family. Love y'all! Lynda Shows Willis.
Lynda Willis
June 18, 2016
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