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I was so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. We rode the Joplin school bus together for many years and we both had the distinction of coming from large families and having some of our brothers and sisters graduate together. I remember Bill for the quiet person he was and for his intelligence. I never remember him ever being unkind to anyone and one would remember that riding a school bus together! Bill's picture looks so much like his Dad

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Posted by: Roxy Wicks Gillespie - Kevin, MT - Montana community neighbors   Nov 13, 2012

Our prayers are with you all. He will always be "Uncle Bill" with us. We have had many good times in IL, TX, OK, NM, LA,KY, wherever the pipeline took us. Memories were made that will never be forgotten. Time has a way of flying by. God is good and takes care of us all! Love, Carl and Jessica

Posted by: Jessica G. Jolliff - Patoka, IL - Friend   Nov 09, 2012

I wil always remember Bill and his hearty laugh and genuine smile. I had so much fun out at the camp and fishing off the dock. I always got a big hug from him when we'd see each other at an event. I'm going to miss you Bill. I know his spirit will look down upon the family and heal their hearts. He's going to be missed by many.

Posted by: Kathie Jacobs - New Orleans, LA - Friend   Nov 08, 2012

Maureen, Bill and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. I remember speaking with Bill on the phone when I called after Katrina. He was a great guy. So sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Yvonne Carter - Exton, PA - friend   Nov 08, 2012

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
--Kahlil Gibran

Bill was your delight. You, and so many of his friends, family, and co-workers will be missing him as well. He brought joy to many people, and especially to you, his daughters, and his grandchildren.

Posted by: Kathy Beale - Redondo Beach, CA - friend   Nov 07, 2012

Such a quite loving gentlemen. Sorry we did not get to know him more. He was truly such a unique guy who enjoyed life , laughter, & love. Always stood back & admired his lovely wife - Maureen - enjoying life & just being herself. Such a
a wonderful husband & family man. Bill will be truly missed by all that knew him. Prayers & Happy Thoughts for Maureen & family. We love you Wheel & Red.

Posted by: David and Linda Wheeler - Birmingham, AL - Friend & NOLA Family   Nov 07, 2012

We join with many others who knew Bill, in offering our deepest sympathy. They say the measure of a life well-lived is through the lives they touched & the sorrow they leave behind. May the sorrow you feel in your heart lighten by the love that surrounds you and find peace & comfort in knowing that his loss is felt by all who knew & loved him.

Posted by: Doug & Toni Bookout - New Orleans, LA - Friends   Nov 07, 2012

Such a great high school friend. We had many, many great times with Bill. I will miss his gentle ways and quiet demeanor.

Posted by: Arlene Williams - Dillon, MT - friend   Nov 07, 2012

We will always remember Bill and how quiet and sweet he was. Those sky blue eyes will shine forever in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with Maureen and there family till they all meet again. love you Map

Posted by: Jesse and Dottie Morgan - Tampa, FL - Friend   Nov 07, 2012

It is our honor to have known Bill. He was a wonderful man and true gentleman. Our thoughts and prayers are with Maureen and all the family during this difficult time. God Bless You All.

Posted by: David and Nancy Hart - Friends   Nov 07, 2012