Bill R. Weisman

Bill R. Weisman, 92, passed away at his home in Orange, TX. He was raised on a farm growing up and attended Monett High School. Bill was enlisted in the 203 C.A. AA on September 19, 1940 and was discharged September 19, 1941. He served with the 5th Air Force 348th fighter group in the South Pacific from December 31, 1943 to January 9, 1946. Bill married Lavern Russell on April 15, 1942. He started work at European Import Liquor in Beaumont, TX, later became the manager of Amuny’s liquor stores. He then entered the wholesale liquor with McKesson and Robbins as a sales person and retired in January 1984. Bill and Lavern were owner of Bill’s Burger Barn and Cacey Motel in Vidor, Midway Motel and Midway Gulf in Bridge City, Bill was also owner of B&B Auto with his son Barry in Vidor. Bill was a member of First United Methodist Church in Vidor since June 17, 1951. While he lived in Vidor he was a member of the Vidor Volunteer Fire Department. He was a dispatcher for Bridge City Volunteer Fire Department when he was the owner of the Midway Hotel. He was a Charter member in Bridge City Rotary Club and a member of the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce. He served on the Bridge City Planning and Zoning and on the Advisory Board on the Bridge City Council. His wife Lavern Weisman deceased on March 15, 2000. He married Emily Lou Weisman on May 15, 2002. His visitation will begin at 6:00 pm Friday, December 19, 2014 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, December 20, 2014 at First United Methodist Church in Vidor, with entombment following at Restlawn Memorial Park. Bill is survived by his wife Emily Weisman of Orange, TX, sons, Bobby and Marcia in Walnut Hill, FL, Barry and Susie in Orange, TX; 4 grandchildren Tammy Weisman in Longview, TX, Suzanne Gresham in Vidor, TX, Brandon Weisman in San Diego, CA, and Stacy Brown in Houston, TX, 6 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. Bill was preceded in death by his parents Clyde and Cora Weisman, brothers Ronald and Russell Weisman, and son Billy Weisman.

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