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2011-06-23 / Obituaries

William Eugene Schneider

June 23, 1933 - June 18, 2011

William Eugene Schneider died peacefully in the company of his loving family on Saturday, June 18, 2011 in Houston, Texas.

William Eugene Schneider was born on June 23, 1933 in Bell County, Texas to Lee & Emma (Looka) Schneider. He served in the U.S. Army and married Nell Franklin on April 21, 1956 in Houston. Bill worked as an Assistant Vice President of Business Loans at First Citizens National Bank in Houston for over 20 years before going to work as the Houston area parts salesman for Curtis Industries. Bill loved camping and traveling the country with Nell in their RV. He also loved gardening and working on their 10 acre place in the country. He was a member of St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Giddings as well as the Knights of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Millward Schneider and two sisters, Doris Warren and Madeline Pereira.

Bill is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nell Franklin Schneider of Ledbetter; son, Wayne & Kim Schneider of Cypress; two daughters, Jana & Buddy Bingham of Humble and Carol & Drew DeFoor of Katy; former daughter- in- law, Tammy Schneider of Richmond; grandchildren, Jason Bingham, Jessica ( Bingham) & Patrick Pattioay, Cody Bingham, Lauren & Ellen Schneider and Katherine DeFoor; step grandchildren, April (DeFoor) & Danny McCullar, Andrew DeFoor, Amanda DeFoor, Jaclyn Doro, Carolyn (Doro) & Frank Rod, Madalyn Doro and Raelyn Doro; step great grandchildren, Gillian and Peyton Rod, Luke Dimes and Madison DeFoor. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and many friends and camping buddies.

Funeral services for William Schneider, 77 of Ledbetter, Texas and formerly of Houston, were held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Giddings with Father Jim Olnhausen officiating. Burial followed in the Ledbetter Cemetery. Visitation was held Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary being held Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings.

Serving as pallbearers were Allan Franklin, Gary Warren, Jason Bingham, Cody Bingham, Ronnie Schneider and John David Pereira.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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