I just heard of Will's passing from Bob Vigland who sat next to me in a meeting at the Fort Worth chapter of CPAs. I was at a loss to believe I had lost the friend that Stan Block introduced to me years ago, as his newest bright lite in the TCU Business school. My fondest memories included the phone conversations over the years about all his new ideas, of which there were many.
I also enjoyed the way we shared our struggles to put our mark on our careers. I relished the successes and freedom he found in his own business which I believe even exceeded his expectations. Will was particularly animated when he shared about being able to spend time in Maine, making a living while enjoying some of natures best delights.
Although his life was a shortened life, I know of few that had a fuller life than Will. Will was a sign of hope to me that hard work, being a good guy, faith and acts of love for others really does pay off. This is something that our current, sceptical and trying times often hide from plain view.
I am shock at his passing and will miss him. Good bye Will.