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William "Bill" Ray Lallement

June 28, 1939 — October 5, 2023

In Loving Memory of William Ray Lallement “Wild Bill”

06/28/1938 – 10/05/2023

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of a beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, and a true cowboy at heart, Bill Lallement, who peacefully rode into the eternal sunset on October 5, 2023 at the age of 85. He leaves behind a legacy of hard work, adventure, and a youthful spirit that will forever be cherished by those who knew him.

Born on June 28, 1938 in Faye, Oklahoma, Bill was the son of Joe and Mildred Lallement.  From a young age, he showed a passion for the cowboy way of life and embarked on a journey that took him from the St John’s River Valley in Florida to the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California where he spent years riding the range as a ranch hand.

Beyond his cowboy pursuits, Bill was a dedicated worker for the City of Lafayette Electric Department. For 20 years, he tirelessly served his community, ensuring that the lights never went out for the people he cared about. His strong work ethic and unwavering commitment to his job earned him the respect and admiration of his colleagues.

Bill was proceeded in death by his loving wife of 22 years, Bettie Ann Lallement, and is survived by his children: Lisa (Tommy) Blaylock, Clarissa (Julian) Brewster, Becky (Chuck) Purcell, April (Chris) Cochran, and son Drew Lallement. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, who adored their "Cowboy Pawpaw Bill." He was a pillar of strength, a wonderful storyteller, a lover of singing and dancing cowboy style, and a source of endless love for his family.

As we say goodbye to this remarkable cowboy, we remember the lessons he taught us about hard work, courage, and the importance of living life to the fullest. Bill may have ridden his last bull, but his spirit will forever roam free across the open ranges of our hearts. He will forever be our cowboy, our hero, and our beloved father.

In accordance with his wishes, the family will not be holding a traditional funeral service at this time. Instead, they will have a celebration of life at a later date to honor and remember Bill's remarkable journey through life.

Happy trails, Wild Bill, until we meet again.

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