Remembering John Alvin Andre

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image1b    John Alvin Andre died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born August 11, 1934 in Plaquemine, LA and was a long time resident of Central, LA. John graduated from Baker High School in 1953 and Southeastern Louisiana College in 1960. He served 3 years in the United States Army. John retired from Dow Chemical with 25 years service. Following that, he owned Toledo Tackle of Baton Rouge and later drove as a courier for BCI. John was an avid fisherman and loved sports, especially football. He was dependable, loyal and generous, loved the Lord and supported his church faithfully. He was a member of Blackwater United Methodist Church for more than 30 years. John is survived by his wife, Genevieve M. Andre; son, Michael C. Andre and wife, Sandra; daughter, Lisa A Everett and fiance, Phillip Russell; granddaughter, Lauren E. Compton and husband, Brian; great-grandson, Brayden Compton; and great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Compton. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph M. and Nora Wiseman Andre; brothers, Joseph H. and James V. Andre; sisters, Evelyn A. Hebert, and Jennetta A. Davis; and great-grandson, Landen Compton. Visitation will be held at Blackwater United Methodist Church, 10000 Blackwater Rd., Baker, on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. until memorial service at 11 a.m. Graveside service will follow at BUMC Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Blackwater United Methodist Church. Please share your condolences at