Published 2:26 pm Monday, December 5, 2022
William L. Bedwell, 76, resident of Bogalusa, La. passed away on Dec. 1, 2022 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa. He was born in Bogalusa, LA on Feb. 3, 1946 to Henry and Dovie Bedwell. After being raised in the Pine area he graduated high school and attended college at LSU before starting his career as a welder and worked at the paper mill for 37 years. William was an avid fisherman and hunter. He loved to garden as well and was a big sports fan cheering on the Saints and LSU.
William is survived by his wife Betty Ann Rayburn Bedwell; his son William Keith (Andrea Lynn) Bedwell; his daughter Monica Ann Bedwell; his grandchildren Trevor Truax, Alex Keith Bedwell, and Katelyn Claire Bedwell; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents Henry and Dovie Bedwell; and his sisters Elaner Adams, Elanor Sances, and Lanell Crain.
Services to celebrate William’s life will be held at Poole Ritchie Funeral Home with a visitation on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and then Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022 at Annunciation Catholic Church from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. Father Angel Diaz will officiate the service and interment will follow at Palestine Baptist Church Cemetery.