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KFDM 6 :: News - Remembering Bill Leger

Tracy Byrd sings Amazing Grace at memorial mass honoring Bill Leger

Entertainer and longtime friend of Bill Leger offers his rendition of Amazing Grace
Tracy Byrd sings Amazing Grace at memorial mass honoring Bill Leger

Monday, December 31 2012, 01:58 PM CST

KFDM is saddened to report the death of our friend and colleague Bill Leger

Bill died in a traffic accident in Louisiana early Saturday morning. According to Louisiana State Police, Bill was driving south on Louisiana 93 north of Scott, Louisiana, at about 1 a.m. Saturday, when his vehicle failed to negotiate a curve. His vehicle ran off the road to the right and overcorrected, causing the vehicle to overturn and come to rest in the northbound lane of Louisiana 93. Another vehicle was traveling north on Louisiana 93 and struck Bill's vehicle.

Bill was a reporter and anchor at KFDM News for about two decades. He reported on air and live from the field, telling Southeast Texans about major events including hurricanes and trials. Bill did a number of investigative reports as well, and won a number of awards for his stories. His popular Restaurant Report aired every Friday.

We and many in the community remember Bill for much more than his television work. Bill was a caring, compassionate person who enjoyed helping people, touching their lives with his work, and having a positive influence on the region.

We grieve for Bill's wife, Patricia (Tecoo), his beautiful daughters, Tatum and Tori, his parents Stanley and Kathryn, his aunt Rita, and many other relatives and friends.

Please keep Bill's family in your hearts and prayers.

Thoughts & Prayers

Geneva Boyer of Port Arthur
I miss him every day on the news.  I know he is missed by everyone who knew him and my love and prayers go out to all of his family. He was truly loved by all.

Connie Matte
I just want to let the family know that even though there has been negative reports about Bill's death,He is and will always be a A shing star for our community. GOD BLESS YOU !!

David DuVall of La Porte

I am sadden forthe lost of a great advocate and news reporter of SETX Beaumont, Port Arthur,and Orange. I come to appreciate Bill for five years before moving to Houston.My thoughts and prayers go to Bill's family and KFDM colleagues.

God bless,


L.C. Gill
What a loss for our community. I felt like Billwas almost a part of our family. He came into our living room, den or kitchennightly. As for my Wife and I, our prayer go out to all his Family &Friends

The Family of Jim Darby

Our hearts are deeply saddened. Loving thoughts and manyprayers to the family of Bill. Our community has lost a outstanding man. 

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