Thomas W. “Sonny” Rascoe
Haughton – Thomas Willis “Sonny” Rascoe, 87, died April 2, 2022. He was born March 2, 1935 and resided in Haughton, LA.
Mr. Rascoe had a happy heart and a joy of life. He had an easy smile, a quick wit and loved to laugh and wanted everyone to have a good time. He never met a stranger and never missed an opportunity to invite someone to church. He was a painting and renovation contractor and took great pride in learning new techniques. He played fast softball and had a medium curve. He was also a member of the Shreveport Metropolitan Concert Band for 19 years, playing the trombone.
He enjoyed fishing, skiing and spending many weekends camping on local lakes with his family and friends. He spent many winters in Colorado and New Mexico skiing. Going to car shows in his motorhome with his grandchildren was a great pleasure for him.
Sonny collected vintage cars and was very knowledgeable about all makes and models. He was a member of several auto clubs, local and national, including Ark-La-Tex Antique Club, Red River Cities Corvette Club, Mustang Club and Early Bird Club. He was president of the Louisiana and International Pentecostal Campers Club for several years.
Mr. Rascoe’s first love was his church. He had been a member of First United Pentecostal Church in Bossier City since 1953. He led the orchestra there for many years, loving and mentoring many young musicians who later entered the ministry. He enjoyed teaching the boys’ Sunday school class and taking them camping. He was always willing to lend a hand in the upkeep of church property and was instrumental in the design and construction of the first Pentecostal church in Bossier City, working many hours late into the night. .
Mr. Rascoe is predeceased by his parents, Reverend SB and Esther Lou Rascoe; son, Steve Rascoe; wife, Nell Rascoe and stepson, Ken.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret North Rascoe; daughter, Tommi Ann Bratton; grandchildren, Trent Bratton (Tanya) and Tiffany Hobson; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Beaux and Cason; step-daughter, Said Green, step-grandchildren, Anthony and Andrew Boothe; step-great-grandchildren, Destiny, Kolton and Keaton; sisters, Myrtle (Sis) Sams (Ellis) and Janette Griffis; nieces and nephews; mother of his children, Jo Ann Hart.
Services will be held at Bossier City Pentecostals on Viking Drive, Bossier City, LA on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. The visit is from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The officials will be Senior Pastor Jerry Dean and Bishop Mike Hudspeth.
Honoring Sonny as pallbearers are Randall Smoak, Robert Brown, Kenny Pooser, Randy Hill, Mike Freeman and Will Evans.
The honorary bearers are Johnny Evans, Raymond Hill, Caleb Hill, Percy Hubbard and Richard Smith.
The family would like to express their special thanks to Sherry and Sandra for the excellent care and compassion provided to Sonny in times of need.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Service des Missions des Pentecostistes de la Ville de Bossier. 2833 Viking Drive, Bossier City, LA. 71111 or Tupelo Children’s Mansion, 1801 East Main St. Tupelo, MS. 38804
Posted on April 04, 2022
Published in the Shreveport Times