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William R. “Bill” Pokorney Sr. - Lake Charles


Last updated 7/23/2012 at Noon

William R. “Bill” Pokorney Sr. 60, of Lake Charles, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2012 at St. Patrick’s Hospital in Lake Charles.

Services to remember his life were held Sunday, July 22, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with Brother John Fortenberry, officiating. Rite of Committal and Interment followed services in the Trout Creek Cemetery in Newton County.

Born on Jan. 12, 1952 in Casper, Wyo. to his parents, Charles Pokorney and Velma (Stickney) Pokorney, he lived in Lake Charles for the past 12 years, had lived in Deweyville for 30 years prior and he worked as the manager of the meat department at Sam’s Club in Lake Charles.

Bill attended Calvary Baptist Church in Deweyville, he was liked by many people and he co-owned the Triangle Meat Market as well as Bill’s Grocery, both in Deweyville. Although Bill worked much, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Katie Pokorney and his brother-in-law, Phil McCabe.

Those who will most cherish his memory are his daughters, Julie Lummus and husband, Tony and Melissa Sheppard and husband, Steven all of Deweyville; his son, William R. Pokorney Jr. and wife, Andrea of Beaumont; his sisters, Jennie McCabe and Marcia Huff and husband, Jerrel all of Deweyville; his brother, Michael Pokorney and wife, Charlotte of Haysville, Kan .; his grandchildren, Crystal McClelland, Tori Lummus, Mackenzie Sheppard, Courtney Sheppard and David Michael Sheppard. Bill is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends made throughout his life.

Honoring Bill as pallbearers were Chester Moore, Tracy Lummus, Robert Cervantes, Les Whisneant, Michael Sheppard and Jonathan Sheppard.

For those who desire memorial contributions, please make a donation in memory of Bill to the Youth Group at the Calvary Baptist Church in Deweyville, Post Office Box 77, Deweyville, Texas 77614-0077.

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