William “Bill” Guillory

April 20, 1945 - December 29, 2022

William “Bill” Guillory, 77, went to be with our Lord on Thursday, December 29, 2022. Bill was born April 20, 1945, in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He grew up in Port Arthur, Texas, and graduated from Beaumont High School in 1963.

Bill worked for Borden Milk Co., Big 3, Texaco Refinery and the Beaumont Fire Department, where he retired with 29 years of service in 2001.

Bill lived on his piece of “Heaven on Earth” in Fannett where he enjoyed nature and his animals until his passing. He loved his Father in Heaven, his family, and his close friends. He had a Passion for disabled Veterans and supported Boys Town, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Bill is survived by his wife of 57 years, “the Love of his Life”, Elaine Crysel Guillory; his only child, Dana DeLaCruz and her husband, Mark DeLaCruz; three grandchildren, Andrea DeLaCruz, Amanda DeLaCruz, and William DeLaCruz and his wife, Kelby DeLaCruz; two great-grandchildren, Trystan DeLaCruz and Raelyn DeLaCruz; sister-n-law, Linda Lou of Vidor; and cousin, Joyce Shaulis of Florida.

Bill is preceded in death by his mother, Pauline Fleming and father, Jeffray Guillory.

There will be no public services. Respects can made by signing his book at Broussard’s on Major Drive. His cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to Boys Town, P.O. Box 8000, Boys Town, Nebraska 68010 donate online; St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105 donate online; or Shriners Hospitals for Children, P.O. Box 947765, Atlanta, Georgia 30394 donate online.

Comments (11)

    Linda Harris says:

    Dana, I’m sorry. I forgot to leave my phone number if you would like to call me. 409-781-6635 I would love to hear about you, your husband, children, and your grand children! Much love!

    Linda Harris says:

    Dana, I hope you remember me from the old Howard Johnson’s. When your Dad was a fireman, he and your Mom cleaned the windows in my lobby (as a side job). Your Dad loved to play tricks on me or tell me a joke. Your Mom would say, “Bill leave her alone.” They were so close and they loved you so much. I am sorry to hear of your loss. I am sending hugs of comfort.

    Par Biehslich says:

    So sorry for your loss it’s hard to believe at first but as days go by you realize your loss. Prayers and hugs for you and family.

    Chance says:

    I’m gonna miss you. I have nothing but great memories with you. You’re one of the reasons I decided to become a firefighter with Beaumont. I hope I can make you proud and we can swap stories when we meet up again.

    Pam Viator says:

    Dana and family,

    I am so sorry about the loss of your Daddy. I am keeping you all close I’m prayer.

    Love, Pam

    Paula Bertrand says:

    Dana, I didn’t get to see your Dad as often as your Mom. He was a fine gentleman and will be surely missed. He was a hard working man who cared for his family. He will surely be missed. Hugs and may God’s arms surround you and lift you up in the days to come. I love you!

    Cori Garcia Agency says:

    We will miss you greatly Mr. Bill !
    You always lightened our day coming by to see us and give us your words of wisdom!
    Cori , Paty, Brandi & Lissette

    Donnie Garcia says:

    Bill, rest in peace, my old friend.

    Mike Minton says:

    I pray for your eternal peace my brother. As a friend and crew member at Station 14 on the “B-Shift”, I had the privilege of working with “Mr. G” several years. Bill always kept everything loose and funny with his million dollar attitude. Im sure you will be terribly missed by all who knew you Brother. Prayers for the void you have left with your family but you left them the very best memories a man can leave. RIP Brother!!!

    Patricia Kirkland says:

    Elaine,
    So very sorry to hear about Bill. He was such a super nice man and always enjoyed you both.
    Special memories. Would to talk to you. If you don’t remember me (I was married to Ronnie Turner many years ago) sure remember going places with you both. My prayers are with you & Dana for strength & peace.
    Patricia Kirkland
    409-782-4963

    Roy Wood says:

    RIP “Brother” you have been a great influence in my life and a great friend. You have been a mentor to many of us in the Fire Department. In your debt forever.

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