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William (Bill) Dryden

August 14, 1946 — February 22, 2021

William (Bill) Dryden, 74, passed away on Monday, February 22, 2021 at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center.

He is survived by his wife, Lupe Dryden of Lafayette;  three daughters, Susan Gerkin and her husband Mark of Pumpkin Center, NC,  Pauline Dryden-McVay and her husband Michael of Montgomery, AL,  and Deborah Walls and her husband Randy of Theodore, AL;  two sons, Daniel Dryden of Fairview Heights, IL,  and David Dryden and his wife Jamie of Lafayette;  two step-daughters, Vanessa Roberts and her husband Joey of Kaplan, LA,  and Linda Choate and her husband George of Abbeville, LA;  one step-son, Kelly Douglas Hebert and his wife Elise of Lafayette;  10 grandchildren, Jacob Gerkin, Joshua Gerkin, Krystyna George, Jordan Storms, Landon Walls, Christian Dryden, Leena Dryden, Courtney Verret, Drew Verret, and Luke Dryden;  12 step-grandchildren;  one sister, Pattie Faith of Theodore, AL;  and one brother, Larry Dryden and his spouse Carl Banks of Ocean Springs, MS.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Hazel Dryden;  two sisters;  and two brothers.

Bill is a Veteran of the United States Army, serving in Vietnam as an Airborne Paratrooper in the 503rd Infantry Brigade.

In his free time, Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing, cooking, and spending time with his family.

Walters Funeral Home, (337) 706-8941, at 2424 N. University Ave. in Lafayette, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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