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.