A life-long devoted family man, Seventh-day Adventist, Veteran, Scotsman, and so much more, Bill was taken home on a clear fall day, in the presence of his loving family.
His life was a beautiful statement to our short time here on earth.
Diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in October, he fought a brief, fierce battle against the odds. Attacking his lungs and spine, he never got the chance to fight with effective treatment.
Bill was born in Hood River, Oregon in 1936. His parent Floyd and Eda provided a solid upbringing with his younger sister Dolores. He entered and served in the US Army and served in Germany for two years.
During his time in the service, he adopted the first of his two children Greg, Later, back in the states, DeNeice followed as his second child. A few years later he met Ada and became a devoted father of two more children: Angelia and myself (Wayne). Ada and William were married for almost 49 years. Extended family includes eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
My memories are filled with regular weekend outings to the coast, Gorge, Holidays, and many great vacations. Often we would just jump in in the car, not knowing the destination. I will also remember his work ethic, friendly demeanor, and high standards. Ours wasn’t always a perfect co-existence, but he was the anchor for our journey in both good, and times of trouble.
Beyond his immediate family Bill touched many lives in his many years as head deacon at his place of worship, Commander of NW Scotsguard, his workplace, and his service to the community center. The family requests, in leu of flowers or donations , contributions be made to Rockwood Seventh-Day Adventist “Door Replacement Fund”.
Memorial service to be held 12-2-2018 , at the Rockwwod SDA Church 2pm. Reception to follow.