William H. "Bill Peanut" Root
March 21, 1933  -  October 9, 2018

William H. "Bill Peanut" Root


Send Flowers Send Flowers

Ascension Funeral Home
426 West New River Street
Gonzales, LA  70737
Saturday, October 13, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Map & Directions  Map & Directions

Send FlowersSend Flowers

Funeral Service
Ascension Funeral Home
426 West New River Street
Gonzales, LA  70737
Saturday, October 13, 2018
12:00 noon
Map & Directions  Map & Directions

Send FlowersSend Flowers
Greenoaks Memorial Park
9595 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA  70815
Map & Directions  Map & Directions

I served in the Army.

William H. Root “Bill” “Peanut”, age 85, passed away peacefully at his home in Cotton Valley, LA on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 11:36 a.m. A former resident of Gonzales, LA and native of Baker, LA. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Dow Chemical. Visiting at Ascension Funeral Home, 426 W. New River St., Gonzales, LA on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. until service at 12:00 noon conducted by Pastor Jimmy Granger. Burial at Greenoaks Memorial Park, Baton Rouge, LA. Survived by his daughters and son-in-law, Loretta Coile and husband, Randall, and Carla Elliott; sister, Mae Root Campbell; three grandchildren, James Ryan Granger, Austin Granger, and Shane Tarver; and four great grandchildren, Kane Granger, Hope Granger, Linkin Tarver, and Brooklin Tarver. Preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Gertrude Root; sister, Belle Breaud; son, Jerry Elliott; and granddaughter, Crystal Tarver. Pallbearers will be Randall Coile, Austin Granger, George Griggs, James Elliott, Timothy Dantzler, and Michael Griggs. Honorary pallbearers are James Granger and Kane Granger. Please visit the online guestbook.

Condolences(2)

Sign Guestbook
  1. Al "Cruiser" Cavin
    SLAUGHTER, LA

  2. Howard and Ginger Bailey
    Hunter, LA

    Loretta. So sorry for your loss. We always loved Peanut. Such a great guy! I’m gonna be listening for him Saturday when the Tigers play Georgia. Sweet thoughts and prayers to you all. Love, Howard and Ginger

Start Planning Now

It is never too early to start planning for yours or your loved one's funeral.