Shreveport, LA – “Bo” Ardis Lynn Attaway was born in Shreveport, LA on March 26, 1941 at Tri-State Hospital to Jessie and Vivian Attaway. He went to meet his wife in their mansion in heaven on December 14, 2014. He passed peacefully at home surrounded by family and love due to recent complications from a fall. Visitation will be held at Rose Neath South Tuesday, December 16, 2014 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 9333 Linwood Ave. Shreveport, LA and lead by Brother Steve Gilley. Interment will follow with military honors at Forest Park West Cemetery.
Bo married Sharon Traylor Attaway on November 1, 1963. They were very active members at Calvary Baptist Church in Shreveport where they taught the Special Education Sunday School Class, took various organizations of the church on trips and served as a Deacon. Bo was a bus driver that had a passion for helping in any way that he could. On any given day he could be found driving for a softball, basketball or cheerleader function, BETA Club event, Rock Solid event, Calvary or Sunday School field trip, Hilltop Singers concert or mission trip. He led a full life of service and ministry.
Bo graduated from Fair Park High School and then served in the Air Force for four years and continued his career working for the City of Shreveport. He retired from the City of Shreveport but continued working or volunteering until his injury. He was a photographer and always had a computer on hand. He was an example of what a Godly man should be in every way possible.
He is preceded in glory by his parents, Jesse and Vivian; his wife of forty seven years, Sharon; his sisters, Elva Ann LaCaze and Jannie Attaway; brother, Jesse Ray Attaway; granddaughter, Victoria St. Germain; sister and brother in law, Jan and Bob Stephens.
He is survived by his daughters and their husbands, Nada and Joey Percival and Sherri Attaway and Terry Couch; grandchildren, Philip and Kara Seaman and Amelia St. Germain; brother in law, Doug LaCaze; brother and sister in law, Randy and Toni Traylor and numerous other cousins, nieces and nephews. He also touched numerous other people in his life that called him their “adopted” grandfather.
His family also wishes to express sincerest gratitude to Christus Schumpert Hospice, Clay and Robin Stephens, Dorothy Desoto and his Sunday School Class. We also want to thank everyone for their prayers and assure you that he has taken a turn for the better and is in a much more comfortable place now than he has ever been. We all know how much his hugs will be missed.
Pallbearers will be Brock Melvin, Mack Slaughter, Ed Hearron, Greg Frazier, Ernie Fegley, Jerrell Head. Honorary pallbearers will be Deacons Philip Seaman, Gregory Duval, Jerry Stogner. In lieu of flowers, his family request that you make donations to the Calvary Baptist Softball Team Booster Club or Price Harris Evangelistic Association. Rose-Neath Southside 2500 Southside Drive 318-687-1256