Family Login:

William "Bill" A. Anderson, Jr.

William "Bill" A. Anderson, Jr.
  • January 23, 1924 - February 5, 2017
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Share This Obituary

Arrangements made by

Ibert's Mortuary

1007 Main St.
P. O. Box 236
Franklin, LA 70538
Get Directions

Profile of Ibert's Mortuary

View Phone Number
View Fax Number
Email Us

Memories & Candles

“Cathy, I am so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of spending time with you and your family while we were growing up. Your dad was such a...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Joan Resweber Stirling - Franklin, LA

“My thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. Marguerite and family, so sorry about Mr. Bill passing. I will always treasure our family arriving in Franklin...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Martha Foreman Guillotte - LA

“Uncle Bill was a good man and hard worker! He would do anything for Aunt Gete, his children, and Grand/Great Grandchildren! He enjoyed life and God's...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Brian & Elizabeth Beadle - LA

“Sincere condolences on your loss. May fond memories and loving words comfort your family at this difficult time. (Isaiah 57:15) ”
4 of 20 | Posted by: T R

“A true landmark in Franklin, LA. My condolences to your wonderful family. ”
5 of 20 | Posted by: Marlene Saucier Curcio - LA

“Willie and Family,Mr. Bill was as fine a man as I've known. He gave me my first job and taught me so much about good work ethic. He showed me how...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Rodney Imel Imel - Saint Gabriel, LA

“May, I am so sorry to hear about your brother's passing on. I always knew him as aasset to the community. My prayers are with you.Phyllis Fairchild ”
7 of 20 | Posted by: Phyllis Fairchild - Franklin, LA

“So sorry for your loss. Deepest condolences to the family at this very difficult time ”
8 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear family, I'm so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you all during this difficult time. ”
9 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“I'm so sorry for your loss. We look forward to the day John 5:25 will come true for all the ones we love and lost. ”
10 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“I will miss my sweet uncle Bill I have such wonderful childhood memories of him and I can still remember him calling me his (little white roach )...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Marguerite Calais - Breaux Bridge, LA

“Uncle Bill you will be sorely missed by your family and friends! We are all fortunate to have been loved by such a kind and giving man. He was...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Jamie Kaner - Santa Barbarfa, CA

“Sorry to hear of Mr. Bill's passing. He and Ms Marguerite raised 3 outstanding children and were respected by all who knew them. Most of my...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Brian Ibert - Rockwall, TX

“Mrs. Marguerite and Family my condolences to you and your family. We always had close ties earlier on from living on Mechanic street. We would go to...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Larry D. Bodin - Franklin, LA

“So sorry to learn of his passing. May he Rest In Peace. Amen ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: Carole Jones - Kenner, LA

“My condolences for your loss. May the God of all peace give you strength during this difficult time. Psalms 55:22 ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“Mom looked up to you. I'll cherish you always. Shannon ”
17 of 20 | Posted by: Shannon Cardaronella - Olathe, KS

“You will be missed Uncle Bill. Love you always. Denise ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: Denise Anderson Hanna - Las Vegas, NV

“As fine a man as a man could be. All of Mr. Bill's kids many friends got to know him and respect him for his kindness, quiet strength and wisdom, and...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Greg Robicheaux - Belmont, NC

“Offering our deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. May Mr. Bill rest in God's eternal peace and may our...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: the staff of Ibert's Mortuary - LA

Air Force Emblem

Funeral services for William "Bill" A. Anderson, Jr., a native and former longtime resident of Franklin and a resident of Baton Rouge for the past 11 years, will be held Saturday, February 11, 2017, during a 12:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at the Church of the Assumption in Franklin, with Father Cedric Sonnier officiating. He will be laid to rest with Military Honors in the Franklin Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will be held at the church from 10:00 a.m. until Mass time.

Bill was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corp having served during World War II. He attended LSU and graduated in 1948. Following graduation he worked for Tiger Air Freight in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1956, Bill and his wife Marguerite built the Billmar Motel in Franklin, which they owned and operated until 1979. He then began a second career in real estate which he sold in 2003. In 2006 Bill and Marguerite moved to Baton Rouge where they lived until his death. Bill was a quiet man of character. His children and grandchildren have many fond memories of "Paw Paw." Bill passed away at the age of 93 on Sunday morning, February 5, 2017, at The Haven at Windermere Assisted Living in Baton Rouge. He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Those he leaves to cherish his memory include his wife, Marguerite Joseph Anderson; three children, William A. Anderson, III and his wife Jayne, Catherine Anderson Neill and her husband Jim, and Karen Anderson Sanford and her husband Mahlon; his sister, Mae Anderson Thibeaux; nine grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William A. Anderson Sr. and Mamie Ecuer Anderson; his brother, John Anderson; and his sisters, Eloise Dopson and Billie Ruskoski.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Orleans World War II Museum,, 504-528-1944 ext. 290, or to any military charity of choice.

Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert's Mortuary, Inc., 1007 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538, (337) 828-5426.