William Leland "Bill"
With a character, personality, and heart as big as his beloved Texas, William Leland (Bill) Weddle entered the arms of his Lord and Savior April 19, 2016 at the age of 78.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years Starrlene Glenda (Star) Weddle and brother Michael Weddle.
Bill is survived by his daughter Treva and her husband Thomas Wimbrow, granddaughter Melissa Amos and her husband Mickey Amos, great-granddaughter Cheyenne Amos, numerous extended family, and a multitude of friends.
Born in Monahans, Texas to Arthur Leland Weddle and Lucille Andrews Weddle, Bill was a graduate of Grandfalls High School and the University of Texas at El Paso. He lived throughout Texas and worked for many years in the trucking and oil industries before he and Star settled in Bastrop where he was elected and proudly served as Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace.
A Lifetime Member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Bill had a lifelong love of animals, especially Doberman Pinchers Dobie, We-gi, Tsa-li (Charlie), and Olympia along with many other dog, cat, and horse fur babies. Bill and Star for many years enjoyed showing their "kids" at Dog Shows and exhibiting Star's art work at the Sante Fe Indian Market and other prestigious Native American Art Shows.
Bill was proud of his Confirmation as member of Ascension Catholic Church during Easter of 2015 and he and his family are grateful for the love, support, and prayers of his friends and the Ascension congregation.
Visitation will be from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and the Rosary will be at 7:00pm on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home. The funeral home is located at 505 Old Austin Highway in Bastrop, Texas.
The Funeral Service will be at 10:00am on Monday, April 25, 2016 at Ascension Catholic Church. Ascension Catholic Church is located at 802 Pine Street in Bastrop, Texas.
Following the services Family and Friends are invited to the Parish Hall for fellowship from 11:00pm to 2:00pm. William will be laid to rest 2:00pm on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Monahans Memorial Cemetery in Monahans, Texas.
Published by Austin American-Statesman from Apr. 24 to Apr. 25, 2016.