Funeral services for William Joseph Laviolette III, of Brownwood, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 6, 2016, at Blaylock Funeral Home Chapel with Keegan Hall officiating. Burial will follow at Jordan Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to services from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.

William, a loving and caring husband, son, brother, uncle, and friend passed away, Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the young age of 28.

William was born to William Jr. and Bonnie (Wilkerson) Laviolette on Nov. 2, 1987 in Fort Worth. After the passing of his father, William Jr., he was raised by Billy Lawson along with his mother, Bonnie. He married Jennifer Reid on Feb. 26, 2015. William worked at Corrine T. Smith Animal Shelter for six years. He loved animals.

William is survived by his wife, Jennifer Laviolette of Brownwood; mother, Bonnie Laviolette of Brownwood; father, Billy “Joker” Lawson of Brownwood; sisters, Amanda Wilkins of Choctaw, Okla., Chelsea Jade Lawson of Brownwood, Katilyn Schnurbusch and husband Dustin; brothers, Ray Aaron Laviolette of Brownwood and Dewayne Wilkins Jr. of Choctaw, Okla.; paternal grandmothers, Grace Lawson and Peggy Scott; nieces, Shelby Lee Wilkins, Kristen Ilene Wilkins and Chelsey Nicole Wilkins all of Choctaw, Okla. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, great-nieces and great-nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his biological father, William Laviolette Jr.; sister, Jennifer Ilene Laviolette; maternal grandparents, John Raymond and Carol Lee Wilkerson; and grandfather, Ben Lawson Sr.

Online condolences for the family are welcome at www.blaylockfuneralhome.com.