Breese "Bill" Gimler
William Breese "Bill" Gimler, Sr., 82, went to be with his Lord on June 16, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center. A retired salesman by profession, he was the son of Louis J. and Alma Breese Gimler.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his parents-in-law, Sonny and Gertha Burney; daughter, Laura Lee Gimler; three brothers, Frances, James, and Joe Gimler; two sisters, Alma Elizabeth Gimler and Beverly Heslep; and son-in-law, Sidney Ray Smith.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 61 years, Barbara Burney Gimler; daughter, Terri Gimler Smith; son, William Breese Gimler, Jr. and his wife Jenean; three grandchildren, Brandy Vosburg Holton, William Ashly Gimler and Morgan Breese Gimler; and two great grandchildren, Laura Alyse Kolb and Joshua Riley Holton.
Mr. Gimler served his country as a Sergeant in the Army National Guard, played semi-pro baseball for the Pittsburg Pirates and in the Evangeline League. He was also an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Monday, June 18, 2012, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Rd. Monroe. Interment will follow in Loch Arbor Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until service time at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Perry Burney, Chris Burney, Karl Payne, Scott Payne, Ray Holton and Morgan Gimler.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Owen Myers for his care and concern for Mr. Gimler.