March 21, 1946 - February 13, 2018
Roosevelt “Dude” Hawthorne, age 71 and of Bogalusa, passed away February 13, 2018.
He attended Central Memorial High School in Bogalusa, La. and continued his education at Southern University A&M College in Baton Rouge, La., graduating in 1971 with a bachelors of science degree in Industrial Engineering.
Mr. Hawthorne was a veteran of the United States Air Force. In 1971, he was recruited at Southern University by General Motors Steering Gear and moved to Saginaw, Michigan. Later, he was employed by Dow Chemical, in Mildland, Michigan as a foreman. As an avid traveler, he choose to come back home to work for Schneider and Tango Transport Trucking Company in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Mr. Hawthorne has transitioned to glory with his parents, Rufus Hathorn of Bassfield, Mississippi and Willie Doris (William, Sr.) Foster of Bogalusa, La. Two sisters: Ms. Julie Foster and Ms. Lena Mae Hawthorne Magee of Bogalusa, La and brother-in-law Mr. Milton Harry.
He leaves to cherish two daughters, Miss. April D. Hawthorne of Zachary, Louisiana and Mrs. Candice (Maurice) McAfee of Cincinnati, Ohio. Two grandchildren: Miss Ke’Gan S. Taylor of Zachary, La and Mr. Samuel McAfee of Cincinnati, Ohio. Two siblings: Ms. Delores Harry and Mr. William Foster Jr. of Bogalusa, La and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
If you would like to send the family a word of encouragement or in “lieu of flowers” contributions toward funeral expenses to the funeral home will be greatly appreciated. Please send all other correspondence to 2704 Middle Towne Road, Zachary, Louisiana 70791.
Visitation will be Friday, February 23, 2018 from 2:00PM -6:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Bogalusa. Funeral service will be Saturday, February 24, 2018 11:00AM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Bogalusa.