William Meredith Sanguinet, III, better known to friends and family as Bill, passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2022, at Advent Central Texas Hospital in Killeen, Texas, at the age of 82.
Visitation will be held at Sneed-Carnley Funeral Chapel on Monday, January 31, 2022, from 6 to 8 pm. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at Sneed-Carnley Funeral Chapel at 1 pm with interment to follow at Naruna Cemetery in Burnet County.
Bill was born July 20, 1939, to William M. Sanguinet, Jr. and Dorothy (Dott) Imogene Toal Sanguinet in Dallas, Texas. He grew up in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Rendon. Then in 1964, at the age of 25, he decided to venture out on his own and move to Iredell. He was a charming bachelor up until 1972 when he met the love of his life, Janet DeWeese, who had been hired on in Iredell as "the new school marm" for the 1972-1973 school year. That is when love struck this dashing 33-year-old bachelor. A whirlwind romance began and just 5 months after knowing Janet, the two were united in holy wedlock at the Methodist Church on December 23, 1972. Bill and Janet resided in Iredell until March 1977 and then they moved to Stephenville. In September of 1983, the couple purchased acreage on the Flying S Ranch in Lampasas, where they have remained for the last 38 years.
Due to a massive heart attack in January of 1994, Bill was advised by his cardiologist to quit his trade job doing plumbing, pipefitting, and welding and pursue something easier. He and Janet decided to open a recycling center here in Lampasas. In 1997, Bill and Janet decided the recycling center was too much for them to run on their own, so they decided to sell it.
Bill took pride in teaching his children a strong work ethic and he enjoyed bragging about his children and grandchildren to anyone who would lend an ear. He also enjoyed being outdoors, riding horses, and being a volunteer firefighter. He joined the Lampasas Volunteer Fire Department in 1985, where later his two sons joined him. Being a volunteer firefighter was a passion for Bill, as he served approximately 9 years in Rendon, 13 years in Iredell, and 20 plus years in Lampasas. Bill was also very proud to be a member of the Masonic Lodge for 50 years with dual membership in both Iredell and Lampasas Saratoga Lodge. He had been a member of the Austin Scottish Rite since 1978 and a member of the Ben Hur Shriners since 1984.
Bill has always said that his beautiful wife, children, grandchildren, and friends are his great accomplishment in his 82 plus years. Upon his death, he and Janet had 49 plus years together, always side by side. Bill was a devoted husband and father and he loved his family very much.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William Sanguinet, Jr. and Dott Sanguinet. He is survived by his wife, Janet Sanguinet; children, Andy Sanguinet and wife Kelli, Jody Sanguinet and wife Audrey, and Vicki Tower; grandchildren, Hunter Sanguinet, Colton Harrison, Cody Sanguinet, Brianna Sanguinet, Caitlyn Sanguinet, Emily Tower, Colbi Sanguinet, Aubrey Tower, John Ryleigh Lindner, Piper Lindner, Karlee Tower, and Kallie Lindner, and sister, Pamela Sanguinet, all of Lampasas, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to one of the following organizations: Lampasas Volunteer Fire Department, St. Judes Hospital or the Shriners Hospital for Children.