Bill R. Weisman, 92, passed away at his home in Orange.

He was raised on a farm growing up and attended Monett High School. Bill was enlisted in the 203 C.A. AA on Sept. 19, 1940 and was discharged Sept. 19, 1941. He served with the 5th Air Force 348th fighter group in the South Pacific from Dec. 31, 1943 to Jan. 9, 1946. Bill married Lavern Russell on April 15, 1942. He started work at European Import Liquor in Beaumont, and 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 Cacky 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, Dec. 19,  at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, Dec. 20, at First United Methodist Church in Vidor, with entombment following at Restlawn Memorial Park.

Bill is survived by his sons, Bobby and Marcia in Walnut Hill, FL and Barry and Susie in Orange; four grandchildren, Tammy Weisman in Longview, Suzanne Gresham in Vidor, Brandon Weisman in San Diego, CA, and Stacy Brown in Houston; six great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents Clyde and Cora Weisman, brothers Ronald and Russell Weisman, and son Billy Weisman.