W.L. "Bill" Wilson
1943 - 2021
BORN
1943
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Hixson Brothers Alexandria
701 Jackson Street
Alexandria, LA
Memorial services for W.L. "Bill" Wilson will be held at 8:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at Trinity Episcopal Church, Baton Rouge, please contact the church for registration. Burial will follow at Roselawn. W.L. "Bill" Wilson, 77, of Baton Rouge, passed from this life, Monday, March 29, 2021 at his residence. He was a 1961 graduate of Baton Rouge High School where he played center on the State AAA Championship basketball team. He played varsity basketball at LSU and was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. Bill completed a master's degree in English and went on to earn a law degree from LSU. He became a partner in the Taylor Porter law firm specializing in Insurance Defense. His true passion was his love for children. He helped to place over 5,000 children in adoptive homes pro bono, and he was a very popular Sunday school teacher-often using his musical gifts to enhance the children's experience. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing and was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Vandaworker Wilson; son, James Vandaworker Wilson; grandchild, Ella Grace Mire; parents, James Anderson and Marie Eveline Matthey Wilson. Those left to cherish his memory include his daughters, Samantha Albritton Mire and husband, Jessie; Katherine Fuller Wilson; brother, Matt Wilson and wife, Kristina; sisters, Betty Talbot and husband, Tommy and Julie Appleby; grandchildren, Kiley Nicole Mire, Maci Claire Mire, and Brice Wilson; host of other family members and friends. To extend on-line condolences to the Wilson family, please contact us at www.hixsonbrothers.com.
Published by The Advocate from Apr. 24 to Apr. 28, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Apr
28
Memorial service
10:00a.m.
Trinity Episcopal Church
Baton Rouge, LA
Funeral services provided by:
Hixson Brothers Alexandria
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One of the nicest guys I ever met. Two years ahead of me and the star player on the state championship basketball team and he treated me like I was important. He remained that type of person the rest of his life. He made a difference and will be missed.
Jim Mitchell
Classmate
April 24, 2021
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