Donald Harrison Shows
February 15, 1940 - March 3, 2014
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Monroe, LA 71201
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A memorial service for Donald Harrison Shows of West Monroe, Louisiana will be held at 7:00 P.M., Friday, March 7, 2014 on the Don Shows Field at Rebel Stadium under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe. The public is invited to share in this celebration of life. We hope to fill the…

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Susan Harris left a message on March 9, 2014:
Dear Mrs. Daune and family, Keeping you in my prayers during this time. Thank you for sharing Coach with us all of these years. Friday nights won't ever be quite the same for us Rebels but we will always have his spirit with us on Friday nights. It most definitely is Don Shows Field. He put West Monroe on the map long before Duck Dynasty. Praying He comforts you all each day. In His Love, Susan Harris
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mike & pam shepherd left a message on March 7, 2014:
as a former "REBEL" i`m very proud of the success W. M. H. S. has had in their football program !! i would like to congratulate don, his staff, the administration, & students for being recognized across the USA as one of the best programs ever !! the pride & support the community has shown is amazing to me & all should be proud of this success.
Roy and Vickie Gentry left a message on March 7, 2014:
We have wonderful memories of golfing road trips, fish fries, and crawfish boils shared with Don and Duane. One of Roy's favorite memories was playing in a golf tournament on a hot, humid day. It was well-known that Don didn't consume alcoholic beverages including beer. However, on this particular day, there was no cold water in sight, so Don said to Roy "Give me a beer!" Roy said, "Are you sure, Don? You don't drink beer!" Don popped the top off the can and downed its content without stopping." Don went on to birdie the next two holes!" Thereafter, Roy encouraged Don to drink another can, but he said, "No, one drink was enough to win us this tournament!" Thanks for the many sweet memories, Don. Regretfully, we didn't stay in touch after your move to WMHS. But, we always followed your schedule and were always proud to see you with another W. RIP.
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Harry and Lauri Auttonberry left a message on March 7, 2014:
Dear Shows Family, we have many great memories of Coach and his "entourage" every Monday at The Coney Island. That was always our favorite day of the week. We are very sorry for your loss and ours as a community. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Coach will be greatly missed and never forgotten. Harry & Lauri Auttonberry West Monroe Coney Island
Cherryl Rose left a message on March 6, 2014:
Dear Shows family,Frank and I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed knowing Don. We loved laughing withhim at Rebel Club meetings and Noon luncheons . Don always made life lighthearted and up beat. We will truly Miss seeing him. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Frank and Cherryl Ros
L. Sam Tough left a message on March 6, 2014:
To this honorable and highly respected gentleman that brought back honor and a winning tradition to the West Monroe High Rebels, may God bless your family and allow you the rest you truly deserve. Thanks for the many fine memories!! You will be missed and there will NEVER be another Coach like you at WMHS.
Gary Miers left a message on March 6, 2014:
My sincere condolences to the family. It was an honor and a privelege to know and work with Coach Shows. God bless.
Billy Myers left a message on March 6, 2014:
To one of the greatest person and coach ever. You taught your kids how toBe winners. You will be missed.
Clay williams left a message on March 6, 2014:
Coach shows you were truly a great man,soul and coach you will be missed my memory of the our team going undefeated and we were ranked #1 in USA today paper polls for high school football in the nation. And you showed class and always taught us to do what's right god bless your soul may you find peace in heaven rest in peace coach they will never be another coach shows god bless your family
Eddie chandler left a message on March 6, 2014:
Don and I began Ruston Jr. High together many years ago. We went on to run track together at Ruston High. I knew he would do well as a coach. He was always upbeat and liked to laugh and was very comfortable in his own skin. Rest in peace, old friend.
Cherry and Walter Holsomback left a message on March 5, 2014:
Daune, we are so saddened to hear of Don's passing! We will remember all the good times we had in our football days here in Pineville! We have been keeping up with y'all through our daughter Tracey. You and your family will be in our hearts and prayers for the days to come. If we can be of assistant to you in any way, please call on us! Hope to talk to you in the not so far future ! Love Your friends, Cherry and Walter
Linda Wilson left a message on March 5, 2014:
Dear Shows Family,Don and I taught together for many years at WMHS. He gave me a hard time about being "hard old Mrs. Wilson," and I gave it right back to him! He teased me about being older than he because I had more white hair! I so enjoyed this gentle teasing and felt so much pride in how he brought the winning spirit to our school and community. Although I now live in Baton Rouge, I will never forget the thrill of some of those first wins with Coach Shows at the helm at WMHS. I will sincerely miss him, yet I know his spirit is alive and well wherever there is a team that fights hard and with integrity.
Robert L. Stephens left a message on March 5, 2014:
I have not seen Don for well over fifty years, but I knew him from the first grade, junior high, and into RHS. He had the qualities which would have served him well as a coach: determination and friendliness. I am sorry for his loss.
Brandon Helms left a message on March 5, 2014:
Don was a unique man. He offered me so much good advice on being a better coach. But some of our best conversations were about family and life outside of football. The lives he touched were numerous. I will miss the friendship and the competitiveness we had. Miss you my friend!
Sandi O'Glee Cain left a message on March 5, 2014:
Don was one of the hardest working people I ever met. He didn't consider coaching work & made it look easy. That was his passion. My condolences to his wife Duane, children Stephanie, Kim, Casey, Haley & all the grandchildren. May you always remember the values & life lessons he taught you, as well as everyone else whose life was touched by him.
Buddy Fisher left a message on March 5, 2014:
Twenty-two years ago on a hot sunny day, I was playing the old Riverside Golf Course and ran into a man (a stranger to me) on #7. I introduced myself and he professionally introduced himself to me as the new football coach at West Monroe. Before we finished the hole, he had tried to hustle me and I was trying to hustle him out of a bet. Neither of us got the better of one another. After those few holes were played, I told him I would never bet against him and we formed a partnership and friendship that has lasted ever since. My partner and I have played what we called the "I-20 Circuit" from Arcadia to Tallulah. We won a lot and lost a few. All of the guys at Morehouse knew us well. We played there for many years, going down #18 with all the money on the table. Don would call it "Thrill Hill". Just this past fall when Don was doing a little better and getting his strength back, he asked me to go and play all of the small town tourneys. He loved Meadowlake in Bernice and wanted to back. He always reminiced about the playoff we were in in Tallulah with Bear and Frank. We had a lot of fun the past 22 years. I know Don had many different groups of friends he played golf with, but I know the last 22 years, his weekends during May through August, were spent with Gene, John, Danny Ray, Bruce, Mike, Curveball, Melvin and me. I am going to miss you. Save a spot for me up there. I will be there to join you again one day, partner.
Janet Fisher left a message on March 5, 2014:
You never called me by my name. I was always Jammit to you. And you never said hello or how are you.....it was always "Stop me if you've heard this one" and it would be another one of your signature jokes. I'll miss you, Don!
PATTY NORTH left a message on March 5, 2014:
You will be truly missed on and off the field. RIP Coach
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PATTY NORTH left a message on March 5, 2014:
Coach you will be missed on and off the field. RIP
Juawanna Burson left a message on March 5, 2014:
Coach put West Monroe on the map in the world of high school sports. He brought West Monroe up from an embarrassment to a force to be reckoned with. We will continue to see his accomplishments through his students and athletes for many years to come. He may have seemed hard on his team, fellow coaches and, of course, the opposition; but you have to love him for his commitment and the enduring legacy he leaves with West Monroe. Coach Shows will be greatly missed - but never forgotten!
Bill Shaw left a message on March 4, 2014:
Don and I started the 1st grade together -- Eastland School, Ruston, La., September, 1946. Our teacher, Mrs. Owens had 48 students and no teacher's aide. Don and I played Bearcat football under Coach Hoss Garrett, and graduated in 1958.
Kilpatrick Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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