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


  1. Chapman Morgan

    October 28, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    I remember John Andre well, particularly during the football seasons of 1951 and 1952 when the Central Wildcats got stomped by the Baker Buffalos!John and I were both on the gridiron during those games, he of course, on the winning side. He was a good man.

    May he rest in peace.

    Chapman Morgan
    Santa Maria, CA

  2. Chapman Morgan

    October 29, 2016 at 7:06 am

    A further comment on John Andre: in the Central/Baker football game of 1952 I was injured during play on their field with an arm twisted out if it’s shoulder socket. The next day, Saturday, John Andre and Charlie Simmons drove from Baker to my house in Greenwell Springs just to check on me and see how I was doing. I realized at that time that these two guys were first class. The Central community is fortunate to have had John Andre as one of its good citizens.
    Chapman Morgan
    Santa Maria, CA

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