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William “Bill” Lewis Whittenburg

Friday, June 12, 2020
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William “Bill” Lewis Whittenburg was born April 6, 1946, in his mother’s hometown of Tiffin, OH, and passed away in Ruston, LA, on June 8, 2020 after a brief illness.

Born to Agnes Gervase Keller Whittenburg and John Joseph Whittenburg, who were both WWII veterans, the family moved to Bill’s father’s hometown of New Orleans, LA, when he was a young boy.

He was a graduate of Holy Cross High School and served in the Air Force stationed in England during the Vietnam War. Bill obtained a BS in Marketing from the University of New Orleans. He was an avid reader — Louisiana history being his favorite topic.

Bill loved the Saints, The Beach Boys, family ancestry, his tomcat Beau, and most especially his extended Moore family.

He lived the latter 35 years of his life in Ruston where he owned a local medical supply business and was an active member of Temple Baptist Church where he taught in the children’s division for 10 years.

Bill is survived by his loving wife; Nancy Moore Whittenburg; 3 children Kathryn Clare Diecidue Wittenburg, Preston Schuyler Whittenburg, and Allison Chesley Whittenburg; sister; Judith Whittenburg Wolsky; five siblings-in-law plus a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers James Joseph Whittenburg and John Thomas Whittenburg.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 14, 2020, at the Chapel at Temple Baptist Church with visitation from 1 p.m. until time of service under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

A private burial with the family will be scheduled at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Rolling Hills Ministry, P.O. Box 1177, Ruston, LA 71270. Online condolences may be sent to the family at