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William Chenault Iii

December 8, 1936 — May 28, 2016

William Leslie Chenault III, "Bill"

Bill died May 28, 2016 at home in Roswell, New Mexico of natural causes age of 79 ½ years. Date of birth was December 8, 1936 at Austin, Texas and being born to William L. Chenault, Jr and Bessie Marie Tennison Chenault.

A brief rendition of Bill's past is: He was raised on the family ranch located on the Oklahoma, Texas northern border (state line) in Cimarron County, Oklahoma. He attended the Amarillo and Kerrick, Texas school systems briefly before finishing his public schooling at Boise City, Oklahoma. After schooling he pursued accounting as a career start and progressed onto trucking and property management in ranching and recreation parks. His trucking was for large size trucks which included the Chenault Trucking Company in Boise City, Oklahoma. Bill finished his overall career by managing mobile home and recreational vehicle parks in various locations. During his early life, he married the mother of his children, Laraine Cowman and to this union were born four daughters, Faye Charis, Carol Gay, Sharron Ann, and Kimberly Renee.

He was a musician and enjoyed other activities as motorcycling, street rods and drag racing as well as golfing and fishing. He loved his pets including Rico the parrot.

Those surviving his death are: daughter Chari, son-in law Timothy, their children Shamane, Tiffini, and Timothy Jack and four grandchildren. Carol and son-in law Paul: Kimberly and four children, Joeseph, Kathryn, Tasha and Brittany and seven great grandchildren. His brother Douglas and sister Sharron Anne as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Relatives preceding him in passing were his mother and father, daughter Sharron Ann, grandparents William L. and Carrie Chenault of Amarillo, Texas, grandparents Bessie Marie and W.G. Tennison, and various aunts and uncles. Lastly but not least he was preceded in death by his beloved wife Judy.

Per his wishes he will be cremated with his ashes spread around Red River, New Mexico and a small portion being buried with a memorial marker in Boise City, Oklahoma.

Obituary was lovingly written by the family.

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