BJ , I will miss you. I remember good times at the airport and with the cattle. . Until we meet again. Brian
I was lucky to have known and worked with you BJ.
Until we meet again, may God
Hold you in the palm of his hand.
I will miss BJ as each year I look forward to working with him during the Teachers For Africa program. I knew he would teach me something new about computers. He was a great person and a good friend.
BJ, you were a one-of-a kind human being that left a tremendous footprint for all your family, friends, and acquaintances to follow. I admired your passion for life and your quest for knowledge. You are now in peace and have become one with god and the infinite universe.
Billy, will be missed. He and his family have been role models for us all. I may not have began my career with the City of Phoenix if he hadn't taken the time to take me on a C/O ride some thirty-five years ago. God Bless him and his family!
Our family would like to thank all of you who showed so much love and support during this time of need. Our brother, Billy "BJ" Starr was as big a hero to us as he was to you and he will be truly missed. A special thank you to the City of Phoenix Police Department for assisting to send their brother home in style at the memorial service on Saturday. There are no words. Twinkle Twinkle BJ Starr, no need to wonder where you are, up above the world so high, like a diamond in the sky. Farewell my brother, until we meet again. God is STILL in control
Billy, may you Rest in Peace with no more pain or suffering. I enjoyed working with you and remember when I went on a ride a long in the helicopter. Godspeed my friend.
Billy, Your sendoff was like your life... filled with respect, honor, and love, with some humor thrown in. Your sisters, and your sons would have made you proud. The City of Phoenix Police officers added a measure of respect and honor to the proceedings. I thank God that I was able to have known you and to have been a small part of your life. I will miss you my friend, and cant wait to see you again, in Gods presence. Images from the celebration at: x.co/bjstarr
BJ was a guiding light to many, hence the fitting name of "Starr". He knew it and so did the countless others whom his life has touched throughout his lifetime. This candle is being lit in remembrance of the chain of eternal goodness that BJ inspired while here on Earth. May that goodness continue to soar and not be forgotten. May our remembrance of him increase the blessings given us through BJ's sincerity and kindness. Let his loved one's be blessed and may Billy's Starr assign itself to its rightful place in God's heaven. Rest in peace, BJ. Rest in Peace.
BJ your are missed. Now you are with the Starrs. Happy and at Peace in heaven, no more pain. Prayers and Blessings going to family and friends.
Billy you will be missed. Family, may God's peace be with you all.
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
I just learned of your passing, crossing over into the higher version of your being. You were always such a positive influence in my life when I was a teenager in Phoenix, AZ. I can remember thinking, wondering if your last name really was Starr because you were a Star to all that knew you and aspired to do things that we didn't see most black men doing when we were growing up? Or was that your real name? Because you could fly a helicopter. To us kids that looked up to you back in the day, you were our first superhero in real life. And you stayed that way into your later years. So encouraging and always that smile. You were a good friend to our family. As a teenager I remember you being around a lot, I can only imagine how much your family and best friends will miss you BJ Starr, yet somehow I have NO doubt that right now you are the Higher version of your Superhero Super Nova soul hovering above and beyond us all, still keeping a close eye on us from afar. God bless and Godspeed. ~Sylvia V. Hillman, Los Angeles.
You are missed BJ. Peace and Blessings to all of your friends and family <3
Miss you billy as your room mate in thé seventies watching you become successful was fun.
You will always be remembered... Our prayers go to your family.
BJ, my dear friend, I will always remember your sense of humor. I enjoyed working with you at the Airport and learning so much about your computer knowledge, you were an amazing human being. Whenever I need your computer assistance you never turned me away even if you were to busy, you always found a way to help me and never said no. Thank you BJ for taking pictures at my Retirement Party, I will cherish all the fond memories of you and will never forget your smile and warm loving heart.. Until we meet again, I will miss you BJ. Love you, Rest In Peace.
A great guy, sadly missed, gone to a better place
I will miss you terribly my brother, you were my big brother and we have sooooooo many fond memories, rest now you are with Mom, Dad and The Lord... Jerita and I will see you ALL Again... Praise God!!!
BJ was very passionate, he took time to enjoy life.
I met him during an ACBES meeting many years ago where he volunteered to help H.S. students learn about computers.
This was one of his favorite passions - computers. He truly loved working with computers, photography, model airplanes, flying and I believe smoking turkeys during the holidays.
He enjoyed helping others learn about any one of his passions. I enjoyed our
frequent discussions about computers, hardware, software and emerging technologies. I admired his ability to be engaged in all of his passions while making time to operate his businesses and volunteer.
Dear Debra, Jerita, Emil, Eric, family and friends, I pray for peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
I miss you my friend, your memories will always be treasured.
I met BJ when I was 17 years old, and he has been a part of our family ever since. Life will not be the same without him. BJ was the smartest man I know; knew everything about everything.
Although BJ sometimes had a gruff exterior, he had a heart of gold, and he would do anything for his family and friends.
I will miss his wisdom, humor, and most of all, his friendship.
I love you, BJ, and miss you terribly.
BJ was a true friend. We could talk about anything and everything. I would plan on stopping by his house for 30 minutes or so to chat and I'd still be there 3 hours later. He was a true blessing to his family and friends. He was my rock. I miss him so much but I'm glad he's no longer in pain. He fought a good fight and is now reunited with his Mom and Dad. Until we meet again my friend. I love you.
I will miss you my friend
I have known Billy since we were in the first grade. I can remember when all the boys in our south Phoenix neighborhood got these Tiger Joe tanks for xmas, we would all be fussing about those missing bullets, and Billy would asked me , how many do you have, I would say three and he would say I have five and then give me one to make things even and fair, thank you again my brother. Your friend forever Roderick "Ricky" Burton
BJ, thanks for being my friend and teaching me so much about life. You always cared and checked on me at FOOTPRINTS DANCE STUDIO, late nights.You no doubt have a special spot in heaven with my Mom. I send love and all good things to your family. Thanks for sharing your talents, and life with me. Fly high my friend with our Heavenly Father. God bless you BJ.
B.J. was a funny guy. He said I was nuts for riding that motor for all those years. I simply explained that if I go down my fall will be much than his....R.I.P.
Billy J. I will miss you and hope to see you again....
BJ was an amazing man. He was not only the kind of man people wanted to be, he was the kind of man, people would be proud to be.
We met BJ thru our son David Hughes.
Davids son, Hunter and BJ have the same birth-date. David had many parties to celebrate their birthdays.
Its the little things, the small everyday occurrences that you'll remember. The laughs, the stories, the smiles. And even though it seems like you can never recover from your loss, it is these very memories that will help push the pain away and bring back the smiles.
We will miss BJs warm smile and kindness.
Fly with the Angels BJ. Sing with the birds and shine with the Sun. You are everywhere to us and in everything we see.
We love you and miss you.
The Hughes Family
David, Hunter, Michael Jr. Mike and Christine Phoenix, Arizona
You will be missed.I talk to bj a couple of times at the airport and at that aviation holiday party where he took the city of phoenix pictures .
B.J. know you will be missed! I will always remember our times together while you were my helicopter student, on patrol, hunting & meat processing, and you trying to get me into computers!
You were a great sport about the "blown" H-300C! Too funny for words! one had to be there!
I'm sure we will see each other again, buddy!
I have known Billy and his family since I was six years old. I have very fond memories, such as Debra and I playing with her Easy Bake oven in the hallway, and being awed by Billy who even then, as a child, had aspirations of being a pilot. The Starrs are very much a part of my childhood, through high school, and I shall embrace those cherished moments forever. Thanks for the sweet memories Billy.
B.J. Thanks for the great memories at the airport we had some good times. Take care my friend till we meet again.
BJ I will enjoy the memories of working with you during the fun years of being a Police Officer,thanks for always willing to help out,never backing but always leading.
I had the immense pleasure of knowing BJ when I was a dispatcher at Sky Harbor. Once he knew he could trust you, you where a firned for life. He was a man you could depend on. He will be missed.
You will be missed Billy Jerome Starr.
I'll never forget your kindness and generosity teaching Mike and myself the workings of a computer..oh the laughter we shared! What fun it was when you came to our home from your hunting trip with the deer and then more laughter.
All my memories of you are with Joy...I remember your laughter when I asked if I could use your name on the helicopter toy (the 3 of us) Gass, Carr, Starr...Now you are a star twinkling in the sky. I'm so happy I got to meet you and you came into our life....Billy Starr .....Now a real Star up in the sky and role model for others.
BJ was a good friend. I AM a much better man, and person for having known Billy Starr. I will miss our conversations.