William Day (Boots) Havens, age 78 of Vivian, LA passed away peacefully on October 2, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. William was born on March 20, 1945 in Charleston, MS.
Aside from his family, his greatest devotion was the military. After joining the Air Force, he served several tours in Vietnam, trained K9s and parachuting. William played football for the Elaine Panthers in Elaine, AR. He loved to race cars, loved to fish but mainly he enjoyed spending time with his family.
William is preceded in death by his parents, Billy Thomas Havens and Hallie Diane Havens; sister, Diane Havens and brother, Tommy Havens.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 38 years, Diana Fussell Havens; his children, Renee Hudson (Ralph) of Marshall, TX, Dorinda Stephens (Tony) of El Dorado, AR, Chasidy Bushong (Darrell) of Kilgore, Tx and Gannon Shelton of Kerrville, TX; 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. William is also survived by his siblings, Daniel Havens (Cindy) and Catherine Havens Manus.
Honoring Williams as pallbearers will be Kodie Loera, Korry Shelton, Michael Stephens, Hunter Bushong, Travis Null and Conner Beckham. Honorary pallbearer will be Collin Fussell.
Funeral services celebrating the life of William Day (Boots) Havens will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at the First Assembly of God Church, Highway One, Vivian, LA. Officiating at the service will be Rev. Charles Taylor assisted by Rev. Bill Treadway. Interment will follow at the Gateway Cemetery. The family will have a time of visitation on Tuesday, October 4th at the church from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.