Bill was a larger than life personality in my world. A warm, gentle giant with the "can do" spirit you would expect from a man of his era. He called things as he saw them, and feared little (if anything). He could answer any question and speak on any topic. I will always remember him as a righteous man, and in many ways an inspiration.
"Ode To Big Bill":
Here's to the man we call "Big Bill"
Intelligent, brave and strong,
With Doris his wife he lived a good life
And never did anyone wrong.
May you rest in peace Bill, thanks for the wonderful memories. Much love to Doris, Steve, Stacey, and Stephanie.