A "Celebration of Life" service for Anthony Joseph Hernandez, 72, will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 2500 Southside Dr., Shreveport, Louisiana. Burial will follow at Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Keithville, Louisiana.
Anthony passed away at his home on January 31, 2022. He was born on February 9, 1949 to Anthony Joseph Hernandez, Sr. and Elaine Sega Hernandez in Chicago, Illinois.
Anthony received his BA Degree in History from Roosevelt University in Chicago. He joined the Navy where he served for 20 years before retiring. He lived in Chicago until 1980 when he moved to Shreveport for his next career move at the Department of HUD. He retired from HUD as Chief in 2007 after another 20 years of service. He was a sports enthusiast that enjoyed all kinds of sporting events. He was married to the love of his life, Mary Ophelia Hernandez, for 47 years.
Anthony is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Joseph and Wayne Hernandez; and grandmother, Eleanor Hernandez. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Mary Hernandez; daughter, Amanda Murphy (Tommy); son, Anthony Hernandez (Julie); grandsons, Austin and Dustin Murphy; granddaughter, Haley LeAnn; and special friend, E.J. Miller.
The family suggests memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.