William Turner (Bill) Legare, age 75, went home to be with the Lord on November 7, 2018 in Houston, TX. Bill was born in Charleston, South Carolina on June 7, 1943 to Francis Y. Legare Jr. and Laura Laverne Bell. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his sister Mary Elizabeth (Betsy) Lee. He is survived by his beloved wife, Donna Henderson Legare, daughter, Mary Legare Mauzy, brothers and sisters-in-law, Francis W. Legare and wife Casey and Daniel O. Legare and wife Gloria, Granddaughters Paula Mauzy and Victoria Leizear, 10 nieces and nephews, and numerous great nieces and great nephews and long time friend Karlene Denby.
Bill grew up in Charleston, South Carolina surrounded by many cousins and his grandparents and was a direct descendant of the original Legare family that settled in Charleston in the late 1600s. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. Nothing brought a smile to his face faster than talking to or visiting with his family. He proudly served his country in both the U. S. Army and U. S. Air Force. After his service he lived briefly in South Carolina and Maryland but spent the remainder of his life in Texas. He worked in sales most of his life and enjoyed running, most styles of music but mostly blues, traveling to National Parks with his niece Laura Smoak and her husband Tim, and historical reading. Bill never met a stranger and loved to talk about history of the American Indian, gunfighters of the 1800s and military history.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 17th, 2018 at 2 PM at Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church at 8300 Katy Freeway, Houston TX 77024 and a second service in Charleston, SC at a later date. In lieu of flowers please send a donation to the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, St 900, Arlington, VA 22202 or Johns Island Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, 2550 Bohicket Rd, Johns Island, SC 29455 or charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sterling-White Funeral Home, 11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Rd., Highlands, Texas 77562. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.sterlingwhite.com.