Billy “Bill” Gene Avery, age 82, passed away on Sunday evening, August 5, 2018 at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Born March 29, 1936 in Pineville, Louisiana, Bill was a proud graduate of Tioga High School, and later attended LSU.
Bill turned his passionate interest in foreign sports cars into a profitable vocation, founding Avery’s Import Auto Service.
Bill is survived by his wife, Robbie P. Avery, daughter, Linda Kaye Leinweber of Scottsdale, Arizona (husband Mark, children Scott and Lauren), son Jeffrey G. Avery of Grapevine, Texas (wife Kerry, children Brandon (wife Anna, child Logan) and Brian (wife Lindsey, children Everett, Eli and Aiden), son Christian T. Avery of Saint Amant, Louisiana (wife Lauren, children Lola and Eli), son A. Brock Avery of Baton Rouge, Louisiana (children Joel, Michael, and Audrey), and brother, Buster Avery of Virginia Beach, Virginia (wife Barbara).
He was preceded in death by his parents, John W. Avery, Jr. and Audrey Smith Avery, and brothers Ralph Avery and David Avery.
Bill was proud to donate his remains to the LSU School of Medicine for purposes of medical education and research.
He was a member of the Tioga High School Alumni Association, the Tioga Historical Society, the Sports Car Club of America, and the English Car Club.
Visitation will be held at Resthaven Gardens of Memory & Funeral Home on Friday, August 17, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and will resume Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. until a memorial service beginning at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area or St. Jude.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.
Robbie, Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Tim GunnBaton Rouge, LA
Our deepest condolences. Bill will be missed, but always remembered for his support and encouragement to his friends.
Richard Williams, Jr.Baton Rouge, LA
Sad and shocked to see Uncle Bill has passed. He was always full of great stories of his adventures. Prayers for you all. My parents, Bob and Bertha Avery are unable to make the trip sadly. You all are in our thoughts. Shawn
Shawn Avery WallacePineville, LA
Brock, I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your father. I'm sending my prayers to all of you during this difficult time.
Kyra FontenotBaton Rouge, LA
ROBBIE, I JUST READ ABOUT BILLY. WE ARE SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. I WILL TRY TO MAKE SOME OF THE SERVICES BUT IT DOESN'T LOOK GOOD AT THIS POINT. PLEASE KNOW THAT YOU AND THE FAMILY ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS AT THIS VERY DIFFICULT TIME.
KITTY & DON STOCKMAN
KITTY STOCKMANPIERRE PART, LA
So very sorry for your loss Roberta! I used to enjoy seeing Bill at the dog shows here in Alexandria. You and Bill's family will be in my thoughts and prayers!
Keith BoninPineville, LA
It was such an honor to know and talk with Bill Avery. He was such a treasure trove of knowledge and always willing to share with everyone. I only wish I had known him longer, had longer to hear more stories or had a book of his stories. I know he is enthralling everyone in heaven with his tales.
Thank you for your knowledge and willingness to share. You will be greatly missed in the British Motoring Club New Orleans.
It was a wonderful experience and huge honor to be in your presence!! Rest in peace dear friend.
Our deepest condolences. Love to all
Dock & Kristi LatiolaisRosharon, TX