William "Bill" John Null Sr., 65, a native of Houma, and resident of Bourg, died at his home on Thursday, April 11, 2013, after a courageous battle with Merkel Cell Carcinoma. He was born August 28, 1947.
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Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until funeral time Monday at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Houma. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the church, with burial in the church cemetery.
He is survived by his wife and love of his life of 37 years, Susie Domangue Null; daughter, Erica Null Pellegrin and husband, Blaise; son, William "Billy" Null Jr. and wife, Amber Cheramie Null; grandchild, Ellie Olivia Null; sisters, Mary Margaret "Peggy" Null Rhodes and husband, Michael, Elizabeth "Liz" Null Savoie and husband, Ralph, Amanda Null, and Nancy Null Leabo and husband, Chris; brother, Marcel Joseph "Joe" Null and wife, Laurie; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marilyn Duthu Null and William Elmer Null.
Bill served in the U.S. Air Force and was a retired Captain and Chief of Detectives with the Houma Police Department. He was a graduate of the FBI Academy, and a retired officer and instructor for the Louisiana Department of Probation and Parole.
He was a beloved husband, father, and brother and his family will miss him beyond words. He enjoyed life, people, and being with his family.
He was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
The family would like to thank St. Joseph Hospice, Dr. Russell Henry, Dr. Chris Berry, Dr. Robert Gamble and Dr. Jeffery Long along with the incredible staff at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC.
In lieu of flowers, Bill expressed that memorial donations be made in his name to Mercel Cell Research to help fight this rare and aggressive cancer, University of Washington MCC Research, Paul Nghiem MD, Phd, University of Washington, Dermatology, 850 Republican Street, Brotman Building- Room 242. Box 358050, Seattle, Wash., 98109.
Samart Funeral Home in Houma is in charge of arrangements.
Samart Funeral Home
635 Bayou Blue Rd.
Houma, LA 70364
Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from Apr. 12 to Apr. 14, 2013