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Obituary: Russell Reginal Readhimer


BOSSIER CITY – Russell R. Readhimer, 91, was born March 3, 1923 in Dykesville, LA to Thomas C. and Clarice Readhimer. His home going was February 18, 2015, after a short illness.

Graveside services for Russell will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Forest Park East Cemetery in Shreveport, LA. Brother Ed Baswell will officiate. Visitation with the family will be held on Friday, February 20, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 1815 Marshall Street, Shreveport, LA.

Russell was a flight officer in the Army Air Corps. He was a pilot and flight instructor. In his earlier years he crop dusted. Russell opened Readhimer’s Used Cars and ran it until his retirement. He enjoyed flying, fishing and gardening. He was active in many organizations. He was a frequent patron at the Shreveport Downtown Airport restaurant.

Preceding Russell in death were his parents, his brothers, Cecil, Earl and Harold Readhimer; infant son and infant daughter, son, Reggie L. Readhimer; first wife, Melba J. Jackson; third wife, Katherine Broughton and fourth wife, Mary Durbin. Left to cherish his memory is his son, Rodney Readhimer; daughter, Lisa Garrett; grandchildren, Brandon and Miranda Garrett; sister, Lucille Liner; numerous wonderful step-children from previous marriages.

The family would like to say how much they appreciate the professional care, concern and support from all the Doctors, Nurses and staff at Overton-Brooks VA Medical Center and the Shreveport-Bossier Hospice.

You will be truly missed by all who knew and loved you.

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Sean Green is managing editor of the Bossier Press-Tribune.