William Douglas Colvin
February 7, 1927 - August 4, 2014
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William Douglas ColvinKilpatrick Funeral HomeRuston, LAServices for William Douglas Colvin, age 87, of Ruston will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Ruston. Interment will be at the Colvin Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.Mr. Colvin passed away Monday, August 4, 2014…

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Barbara Fowler Smith left a message on August 9, 2014:
Coach Colvin was the teacher who made a difference in my life. Because of his encouragement and understanding, he gave me the courage to major in a subject I was truly afraid to try--math. His absolute delight in a student's success made so much difference to me and many others. In addition to being the best teacher I have ever known, he was a wonderful Christian man and a fine influence on all who knew him. I am so very lucky to have known him.
Billy Seamans left a message on August 8, 2014:
Mrs Betty and Julie, I am so sorry for your loss. Coach Doug was an inspiration to many people. I saw him recently when I visited my mother. It brought back some great memories of life in Dubach. He was a great man. Thanks for sharing him.
Amanda Colvin spencer left a message on August 7, 2014:
Aunt Betty I am so sorry for uncle Doug my thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family. I will not be able to make it. Just remember that I love you all Amanda Colvin spencer
JImmy Butler, Martin, TN left a message on August 7, 2014:
Fond memories of Coach Colvin are shared by many former students from Dubach High School. He will be remembered as a great teacher, coach, and mentor during his time at Dubach. We also appreciate his military service to our nation.
Mark Moore left a message on August 6, 2014:
My sincere condolences to Mrs. Betty, Julie, and the entire family. Although I'm not blood-kin to Coach Colvin, he made me feel as if I was part of his "extended" family. As a little boy growing up in Dubach I went to as many of the high school baseball games as I could, and I dreamed of playing for him one day. Since he retired from coaching one year before my high school years that wasn't meant to be. But it was obvious at the Dubach baseball reunion several years ago that he was loved and admired by many former players and others in attendance.I remember Coach Colvin as a teacher and administrator who had a somewhat tough exterior - I sure never wanted to cross him because I felt he was more than capable of giving you a swift one to the seat, if needed; but, he also knew when to give you a pat on the back if you needed one of those. He certainly was one of the best teachers I ever had, which I definitely needed in Algebra, but in my opinion his greatest asset out of the many assets he possessed was his caring and compassionate spirit. I will always remember the encouragement he gave me when I needed it most.The world is a little darker place without Coach Colvin, but his light is far from extinguished as it lives on in the hearts and minds of the many lives he touched during his life.
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Cheryl "Bitsy" Mercer Martin left a message on August 6, 2014:
Coach Colvin was one of my favorite teachers in Dubach High School. He made algebra and geometry seem so easy, and he had such a way about him that you wanted to learn just to please him. I am sorry that I will be unable to attend his memorial service and pay my respects. I am praying for the family.
Kilpatrick Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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