William Franklin Lauderdale
William Franklin Lauderdale, 85 of Wortham, passed away Nov. 8, 2023, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at Jones Funeral Services Chapel with the Rev. Christopher Knox officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Wortham Cemetery. Family visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Mr. Lauderdale was born Setp. 17, 1938, in Corsicana, to William Bruce and Ruth Olivia Lauderdale. After graduating high school, he served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He enjoyed fishing, playing 42 and eating. He loved being around family and stirring the pot. He was a very vocal person who would tell you what you thought, but was always willing to lend a helping hand.
William was preceded in death by his parents, William and Ruth Lauderdale; and siblings, Thurman Lauderdale, Nelda Bush, Jerry Lauderdale, Martha Knox, Joy Marie Lauderdale and Linda K. Patsy.
Survivors include his children, William Lauderdale and wife Sharon, Helen Hamilton and husband Robert, and Bruce Lauderdale and wife Jill, all of Broxburn, Scotland; grandchildren, Leigh, Stuart, Louise, Robert, Jack, Jessica, Sarah, Caitlin, Billy and Kelly; six great-grandchildren; siblings, Danny Lauderdale, Michael Lauderdale, Jackie Lauderdale and Gay Nell Toney; special love Earlene Brewer; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Serving as pallbearers are Christopher Knox, Danny Lauderdale, Chad Lauderdale, Ivan Brewer, John Galloway and John Knox. Honorary pallbearers are Rodeo Davis and Christian Lauderdale and Bobby Joe.
The family wishes to give special thanks to the Wortham Civic Center. There will be dinner at 5 p.m. Nov. 18 at Danny and Billie Jean Lauderdale’s house on Avenue D in Wortham.
Memorial contributions for Mr. Lauderdale may be made to Jones Funeral Services, PO Box 409, Mexia,TX 76667.
Please visit www.jonesfuneralservicestx. com to sign the guestbook and leave a message for the family.