Paul William “Bill” Anger, 89, of Brenham, Texas, was welcomed to Heaven by our Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 12, 2020.
Born March 22, 1931, in Beaumont, Texas, Bill is the son of Paul H. and Bernis Barry Anger. He is survived by his wife of 67 years and love of his life, Mona Sue “Suzie” Jennings Anger; his loving daughter, Paula (Bill) Betts of Brenham, Texas; granddaughter Cayte (Matt) Neil of Brenham, Texas; grandson Will (Kaleigh) Betts of Dallas, Texas; great-grandchildren Beckett Neil, Dinah Grace Neil, Liam Betts; sister Arlene (Jim) McGarrity of Silver Spring, Maryland; brother-in-law Jim (Carolyn) Jennings of Norcross, Georgia; nieces and nephews Renae Murray, John Paul Anger, Arlene Kinsel, Matt McGarrity, Mark McGarrity, Todd Jennings, Tricia Barrett; and many cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers Leo Anger and Richard Anger.
Bill attended St. Anthony Catholic School and graduated from French High School in Beaumont, Texas. He then attended Stephen F. Austin State University, where he played football. Bill was a proud veteran who served as a member of the Naval Reserve throughout college and attended Officer Candidate School (OCS) before serving as Lieutenant Junior Grade on the minesweeper USS Nimble (MSO 459). Following his tour of duty, Bill worked in industrial supply sales until he retired from McJunkin Corp.
Bill moved to Brenham, Texas in 1999 and quickly became an active member of the community. He was a proud member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, where he served on the finance committee, among numerous others; Knights of Columbus; Brenham Rotary Club; Unity Theatre Board; and Downtown Brenham Economic Vitality Committee. He also enjoyed bringing “Hot Nights, Cool Tunes” to Downtown Brenham and volunteering at the Farmer’s Market. Bill was a big fan of Brenham Cub Athletics and the Mercer University Men’s Soccer team.
A lifelong football fan, Bill spent many years as a football official for the Southwest Conference and witnessed a number of iconic games from the field. In addition, he enjoyed spending time outdoors, fishing, and gathering with friends; particularly his Friday Morning Breakfast Group and Monday Lunch Bunch of self-proclaimed “curmudgeons.” Bill was extremely proud of his family, and nothing made him happier than spending time with them, where he was beloved for his funny stories, famous gumbo, and infectious love. He will be missed greatly and never forgotten.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to donate to St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Adam’s Angels, First Baptist Church School or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Cherish Bill’s legacy of love by calling your family, sharing a meal, and celebrating your blessings.
Visitation will be at from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at Memorial Oaks Chapel, with a private service on Wednesday for the family.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main Street, Brenham, TX 77833.