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Bill Cranford Sr.

January 14, 1946January 2, 2021

Bill Cranford, Sr., 74, passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021. He was born in Minden, LA and was a resident of Prairieville, LA. He is survived by his wife, Christine Waguespack Cranford, and was the proud father of Bill (Rebecca) Cranford, Jr., Chad (Stacy) Cranford and Katie (James) Bamber. He was the loving grandfather of Madeleine, Ally, Chad David, Landry and Genevieve Cranford, Matthew, William, Grace Kathryn and Andrew Bamber. He is also survived by his brother, Charles Cranford; mother-in-law, Jaqueline Waguespack; many in-laws, nieces and nephews. Bill’s first love was his family. He adored Chris, his wife of 39 years, and was very proud of the life they created. He enjoyed many activities with his children and grandchildren; watching them play sports, perform in band concerts and go hunting and fishing. Papa loved spending time with them and always had candy to share. He was an avid LSU fan and enjoyed attending football and baseball games with his wife. He is preceded in death by his parents, Houston and Ivy Cranford; brothers, Hugh, Danny and Jimmy Doyle Cranford; granddaughter, Caroline Cranford; and father-in-law, Albert Waguespack. Visitation will precede the Funeral Mass from 10:30 AM -12:30 PM at Ourso Funeral Home in Gonzales, LA. A Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Prairieville, LA. Interment will be at Hope Haven Garden of Memories Cemetery following the funeral services. Pallbearers include Bill Cranford Jr., Chad Cranford, James Bamber, Lee Barry, Carl Sandlin and Keith Cranford. Honorary pallbearers include Al Waguespack, Mike Waguespack, Eric Waguespack and Charles Cranford. Bill’s family is grateful to their family, friends and the staff of Baton Rouge General Hospital for their love, prayers and support.

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by his wife, Christine Waguespack Cranford, and was the proud father of Bill (Rebecca) Cranford, Jr., Chad (Stacy) Cranford and Katie (James) Bamber. He was the loving grandfather of Madeleine, Ally, Chad David, Landry and Genevieve Cranford, Matthew, William, Grace Kathryn and Andrew Bamber. He is also survived by his brother, Charles Cranford; mother-in-law, Jaqueline Waguespack; many in-laws, nieces and nephews.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Bill Cranford, Jr. , Active Pallbearer
  • Chad Cranford, Active Pallbearer
  • James Bamber, Active Pallbearer
  • Lee Barry, Active Pallbearer
  • Carl Sandlin, Active Pallbearer
  • Keith Cranford, Active Pallbearer
  • Al Waguespack, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mike Waguespack, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Eric Waguespack, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Charles Cranford, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 6, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Memories

Bill Cranford Sr.

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Ken Norton

January 5, 2021

Our prayers are with the Crawford family.
Ken Norton and family

Holly Rafidi

January 4, 2021

Dear Chris & famiy,
I am so sorry for your loss. Bill was a great person, who will be missed by so many! We have so many great memories! He is an Angel in Heaven now and our prayers are with you all! God Bless Bill!

John/Melaine Gulizo

January 4, 2021

So sorry to hear of Mr. Bills passing. Our prayers are with you and your family. We enjoyed our time at the LSU games in Baton Rouge; it was fun having you guys sitting behind us.

We will remember him in our prayers. Your LSU friends sitting in front.

Melanie & John Gulizo

Tom Berniard

January 4, 2021

So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Bill was a great guy willing to help or doing anything for anybody. Again, sorry to hear of Bill’s passing.

Tom, Charlotte, Trey, Emily and Geoff Berniard

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY