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Central Funeral Home

9995 Hooper Rd, Central, LA

OBITUARY

William E. Ensminger

April 10, 1937September 3, 2020
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William E. Ensminger, 83 died on Thursday, September 3rd in Baton Rouge, LA. A visitation will be held at the Central Funeral Home on Hooper Road on Saturday, September 5th from 4:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. A private family visitation will take place at the Central Funeral Home on Sunday, September 6th at 1:00 p.m. followed by a private burial at Blackwater United Methodist Church. Bill was born in Wisner, Louisiana on April 10 , 1937. He was a graduate of Istrouma High School in 1956. Retired after a distinguished career at Ethyl and Rhone-Poulenc, Bill served as the long-time commissioner for the Central Area Youth League where he was committed to helping our youth grow and develop into champions. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years Rosemary Niehaus Ensminger. He was the son of the late Myrtle McClure and William Ensminger Sr. He is survived by his sisters Billie Lou Duchman, May McCurin, Fay Bryant and brothers Morgan, Jerry, and Gary Ensminger. He was also preceded in death by his sister Judy Tripp. He is survived by his children Brian Ensminger, Betty Ensminger Lewis (“adopted son” Mike), Steven Ensminger (Amy), and Barry Ensminger (Nancy). He is also survived by his grandchildren: Ashley Rush (Gordy), Ryan Lewis (Brook), Krystalin Schexnayder (Kevin), Steven Ensminger Jr. (the late Carley), Christopher Ensminger, Brittany Ensminger (Kendall), Brian Ensminger Jr. (Haley), Brianna Ensminger, and William Reed Ensminger. Bill was especially a proud great-grandfather of nine including Gordon Rush IV, Jax Rush, Jordyn Jean Rush, Shelby Lewis, Layla Lewis, Jagger Lewis, Drew Knight, Lana Rose Schexnayder, and James Schexnayder. Pallbearers will be Ryan Lewis, Steven Ensminger Jr, Brian Ensminger Jr., Christopher Ensminger, William Reed Ensminger, and Gordon Rush IV. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please make a donation to the Central Area Youth League by visiting www.caylbaseball.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 5, 2020

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Susan Frazier

September 5, 2020

My heart is with all of my family.

Rita Bennett

September 5, 2020

I remember Bill as he visited with us at La Fondas many times. He was quieter than alot of us and a really nice guy. He was such a great athlete and enjoyed passing it along to youngsters and he was so proud of his family.he will surely be missed by many.RIP Bill

Billy LeJeune

September 4, 2020

Bill you will be Greatly Missed Loosing you comes as a total shock We have worked out together in Spectrum Health Club for over 25 years . I guess God needed you up there in Heaven. I Say this with a Heavy Heart . Thank you for all the Advice an Looking over Me .you have been a Great Mentor
Love you Bill

Aime Parent

September 4, 2020

Mr. Bill was such a HUGE part of my life and for so long. He was the best pitching coach and mentor that I have ever had. I seen him weekly for pitching lessons for 12 years. He was one of my biggest fans and even would travel to watch my softball tournaments. Not only he was my pitching coach, he was much more, like another proud grandfather. I am so sorry for the Ensminger's family loss and will be in my prayers.

Irene Conerly Jones

September 4, 2020

I remember being at many football and baseball games with the family when Chip and Steve were playing. Mr. Bill was such a nice guy and so supportive of Steve. Sorry for your loss.

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