Chief Hewman Willard Billy Bergeron

September 8, 1950 ~ March 7, 2011

Mr. Hewman Willard "Billy" Bergeron, District Chief with the Lake Charles Fire Department, passed away Monday, March 7, 2011 in Lake Charles. He was a native to of Eunice and a resident of Lake Charles since 1975.

Mr. Bergeron was born September 8, 1950 to Joseph and Bertha Bergeron. He was a graduate of Eunice High School, and he attended McNeese State University. He received specialized Fire training at LSU and Texas AM Fire Schools.

Mr. Bergeron was a thirty-six year veteran the Lake Charles Fire Department and

was a member of Firefighters Local #561.

Mr. Bergeron is survived by his wife, Gloria Ann Bergeron; two sons, William Bergeron, and Brian Bergeron (Brandi) both of Lake Charles, one daughter, Lauren Guidry (Jace) of Lake Charles; two step sons, Kirk Marceaux (Tammy) of Lake Charles, and Koty Primeaux of Mobile, Alabama; three brothers, Glenn Bergeron of Moss Bluff, Terry Bergeron (Cindy) of Lake Charles, Tony Bergeron of Eunice; one sister Lisa Demerest (Ricky) of Eunice; 8 grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 2PM at Christian World Ministries. Pastor Jerry Snider will officiate. Burial will follow in Prien Memorial Park Cemetery will full Fire Department Honors. Visitation will be held Wednesday in Johnson Funeral Home from 3PM-10PM and will continue Thursday from 8AM-12noon and from 12:30PM until time of service at Christian World Ministries.

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  1. I have so many memories about Billy, but the one memory that makes me laugh is when my brother had a old car and it back fired and then caught on fire. Billy was working at the station on Common St. We lived right down the street. We called it in and it took them so long to get out there, because Billy had forgotten our address. So we had a good laugh about that and every once in a while that comes to my mind and I still laugh at it. Billy was a good man, a great son, nephew, father, husband and cousin. Billy you will truly be missed and you will always be loved. love you….

  2. My deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of this wonderful man. My children(Chad Casey Soileau) and Billy's children grew up together therefore I have known him for many years. He was always so kind, patient and willing to help in any and all ways. God has blessed us with Billy and the opportunity to know such a beautiful soul. My prayers are with all of you and I am so very sorry for our loss. He will be dearly missed.

  3. My prayers are with the family of Billy. I worked with him for many years at Stations 4 and 6. I saw his children grow up into the fine men and woman that they have become. Billy was always joking around and it made it a pleasure to work with. Whenever he found out that my wife Mary was coming to the station, he would have me call her to bring Ice Cream. Billy loved his ice cream. Sometimes he would even call her to bring him some.Blly will be greatly missed by all who crossed his path. But have faith that he is in a better place and that one day we will be unite with hm in heaven.REST IN PEACE MY GOOD FRIEND.DNALD (POOH) AND MARY LEDOUX

  4. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends who are feeling the pain of losing Billy. He was a dear and precious man. B.J. and Lauren were part of my life while they were growing up and I am so proud for them to have had such a great dad. I also recall Billy's humor..he standing in my kitchen talking to my fire chief father-in-law from San Antonio; they were laughing at me for all the electical plugs I had piggybacked into one socket. Billy said he would know which wall to head for when they got the call on a fire at my house! He will be greatly missed.

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