BOSSIER CITY – Louis Martin Wakefield, 86, passed away May 7, 2014, at the Northwest Louisiana War Veterans Home in Bossier City, Louisiana.
He was born April 16, 1928, on a Chippewa Indian Reservation in Ball Club, MN. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1967. He served in Korea during the Korean Conflict and during the Vietnam War. After retiring from the service he made his home in Clovis, N.M. until 1979 when he moved to Bossier City, LA.
Louis was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Wakefield and Mina Wakefield and nine siblings. He is survived by one brother, Lee Wakefield of Spokane, WA; his wife of 62 years, Mildred Stone Wakefield; two sons, Gary Wakefield and wife Sherry of Henderson, TX and Bobby Wakefield and wife Suzanne of Youngsville, NC; one daughter, Sheila Morgan and husband Derrick of Virginia Beach, VA; five grandchildren, Heather Piwonka, Austin Wakefield, Seth Wakefield, Ryan Morgan and Trenton Morgan; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was a member of First Baptist Bossier and the Early Bird Sunday School Class along with Diamond Set. Louis loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed camping.
Services will be held Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home, officiated by Rev. Keith Adcock, Chaplain Christus Schumpert Hospice, assisted by Mr. Dan Turner. Interment, with full military honors, will follow in Hill Crest Memorial Park. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the Northwest Louisiana War Veterans Home.
You may offer condolences and sign the on-line guest book by visiting www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com.