Dear Chief, I'm just missing you. The AC is working in your truck again and its blowing ice cold air. Oh and hey, you should have replaced that alternator, but not to worry, I did it. I found a way to replace the knobs on the AC settings that I think you would get a kick out of. The seat covers I bought were absolutely necessary thanks to Girly. The Clutch feels bit loose, I thought you replaced it. Anyway once I'm done with it, it will be just like when you drove it. Oh and by the way, the house still hasn't sold. And Debbie found a great picture of you and mom, you would really like it. Sherry framed it and gave it to mom. Anyway, I miss you, I think of you everyday. I hope you like your candle.
My dear William,
Here we are Jan 24th 2014, your 51st birthday. It has been a year of sadness for sure. First your accident and then losing you. Then, having to deal with all that a family has to deal with when one of the family passes. Mom has had many health problems this year and Dad is so broken. Actually, we all are. Our hearts are broken. The kids constantly ask me to tell them about you and the things you did while on this earth. We did have one bright spot this year when we met your son. You would be very, very proud of him and he looks so much like you. He wishes he could have met you. And, you know what else? You are a grandpa! You have 4 grandchildren! Tracy has now had 2 songs published and put out on a country album. You would love the album.
Gosh William, how we miss you. Nothing is the same. Jason says he can feel you around him all the time. So does Mom. It just doesn't seem real that you are gone.
I love you William and I miss you terribly.
Happy 51st Birthday in heaven. I pray the Lord is throwing you one heck of a birthday party!
I am so sorry you and Ihave never had the chance to meet but we will one day in heaven,but until that day comes ,I will enjoy the pictures of that beautiful smile, that always makes me smile.And I will also enjoy listening to your family and friends,talk about the way you shine,until we meet in heaven remember,I love you.
Just found out today about my buddy Bill passing away. I rode with him once again in the toy run this past year and hung with bill after the ride was over. so glad I had the time with him. I was there with Bill & Sherri when he decided to get his Tazmanian devil tattoo, I thought...what the..? But thats how bill lead his life, no stops.
I will miss him.
Dear sister Frances and Bill, During this time of sorrow and loss of your son, our deepest prayers and sympathy go out to you. We three are here for you as you mourn the loss of your son William. Just know that God will comfort you at this sad time. We love you all so much. Betty, Charlotte, and Don
It always amazes me how some folks can leave lasting impressions on those they meet. William was that kind of person. Although I hadn't seen him in a couple decades, I followed news about him through his Sister Debi and Brother-in-Law Tracy. I remember William as one of those people who had such a zest for life, nothing kept him from accomplishing what he set out to do. He was not a scaredy cat! I'd like to say he had a spark in his eye, not a twinkle! Truth be told, it was the brotherly love he exhibited, that has forever been imprinted on all who knew him for sure.
The last few days, for some reason, I have heard each and every motorcycle passing my way. I typically can tune that out, but not this week.
I believe William is on The Ride to end all rides. A free spirit, no pains, no aches, just riding........
Bill, Frances, Ferrell, Debi, may you find peace and comfort in knowing that your William touched so many and that when his work was done, our precious William was called home to be with his Lord and Savior.....Till we meet again, the Best is Yet to Come!
Dear Ferell and Family, I am so very very sorry for the loss of William I know how much he will be missed. Even though I didn't have a personal relationship with him I know how proud you were to be his sister I could hear it in your voice or notes when you spoke and wrote about William. I will be praying for you and his parents and relatives that God will give you strength.
Love-Hugs and Continued Prayers
Your Friend Pat
William was a good, kind, funny man who would do almost anything for his family. One of things I most admired was the confidence he emanated in that it's not about living or dying, but living until we die. He fought like a giant with an awesome attitude and no regrets. Now he shall sleep peacefully like a lamb in the arms of Jesus.
I feel blessed that William was part of my extended family and a comrade in arms. These last few days have been filled with stories, laughter, and tears, and he shall truly be missed. My sincere condolences to the Anderson family. HOOAH!
Bill was a great man, and will be missed. I loved it when we joked about who was better MP's or Artillery, thank you for all your help when i was i Sea Ray. God Bless to your family.
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
All the fun and good times we will miss and that we had....the joking, pranks.....you will be missed...
Will miss William very much, No he will not be pulling up on his Harley to help do something. No he won't be driving up in his pickup to Billy and Francis's(his Mom and Dads), house for a birthday party or a party of any type. But one thing I DO KNOW he'll still be there with all of us, all the time, because he's in our hearts and always will be. RIP William, you're in a better place because Jesus brought you home, Miss you Tom
Big Bill...gonna miss the times fishin with you...the laughs...the jokes...n Girlie goin for squirrals...seeing you at the gas station gettn lotto tickets. Gonna miss you. But I know you'll get that 12 lb bass. The stars are with you. Peace. Always and forever.
Will miss you very much, Bill. We had some laughs... you, Bob and I. And I will always remember you, with a smile on your face and Girlie in your truck. The heavens are your home now, and may you forever soar.
Big Bill...gonna miss the times fishin with you...the laughs... the jokes...n girlie going for squirrals...n seeing you at the gas station getting lotto tickets. Gonna miss you. But I know you'll get that 12 lb bass...love you bro...always and forever. The stars are with you...peace.
I have so many good memories of William...A kinder heart there never was! William brought so much joy to so many people and touched so many lives in a positive way. I am truly sorry for your loss.
William, I cannot believe we have lost you!! I am so very thankful our fathers worked together and that we all had the opportunity to spend many weekends, holidays and other celebrations together growing up. We shared great memories both as children and as young adults. I will never, ever forget any of those times, and my most cherished is when the jeep broke down at Shell hill and saying 'thanks Dad' when your dad came and saved the day with tools!!!
I will forever miss your smile, your laughter, your friendship and all of the jeep rides.
Rest in peace, my sweet friend. I hope to see you again someday!
Ferell - I'm so sorry for what you are having to experience. Just wanted you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers - and I love you girl! Not that far away - if you need anything!
Bill and Frances, I'm sorry for your loss. Remember all the good times that you have shared. Listen to all the memories that everyone has to share and you will know how much he was loved. He is riding anything he wants in heaven,maybe even fishing. He is in good hands with the Lord. Bob Wiedmann
My Dear Sweet William, I cannot believe this has happened. I am truly devastated and my heart goes out to your family. We have lots of good memories together and I will cherish them always. Life will never be the same knowing you have left this earth so early but I plan to see your smile once again when I get to heaven. I will always love you and you will stay in my heart, mind and soul forever. With all my Love, Sherri
Uncle Bill,Frances, Ferell, Sherry and Deb. Although I am Williams cousin, I can say with regret that I never had the chance to know him as you all have.
I am so very sorry about the death of your son, brother, friend and the friend of so many others. Certainly a void exists in your world that at times seems unconsolable. Not only must we confront the loss of the individual we must confront the resulting emotional loss in ourselves. I am sorry you have to do all that and hopefully someday the water settles to somewhat of a calm.
Uncle Bill,Aunt Frances,Ferell and Sherry,and Debbie,I want to say how sorry I am for your terrible loss. You all are in my heart and prayers. With deepest sympathy Anna
Bill and Francis,
We are so so sorry. I know you will miss the "Chief"
Debbie & Family,
My heart goes out to you all at this time. Even though I have never met William I have heard wonderful stories and had many prayer request through the years!
Debbie is a wonderful, special friend of mine, so I know her entire family is also wonderful and special!
Keeping you all in prayer at this time! And praising God that he has picked another special flower this spring for our special garden!
You will be missed Bill. He had a good heart and always made people laugh. I was glad to have known Bill; he was a unique person and has left a lasting impression on all those who knew him; at Sea Ray there aren't too many stories that don't involve Bill in some way. Rest in Peace and my heart goes out to the Anderson family.
If the future seems overwhelming, remember it comes one moment at a time. My love, thoughts and prayers to the family. I am truely sorry for your loss.
My dear, dear, brother, I cannot believe this has happened. How my heart breaks knowing that I will never see, laugh, hug, or talk with you in this life again. I never anticipated you going home to be with the Lord so suddenly. I can still remember the day you were brought home from the hospital. I was so excited to have a baby brother and you were so precious to me. Our family circle has been broken. You left us much too early and I will miss you deeply. The only consolation that I have is the fact that I believe I will see you again; one day soon, when I too go home to be with the Lord. What a glorious and wonderful day that will be because, not only will I be able to meet my Savior face to face, but I also will be reunited with you, my dear brother, whom I have loved from the day you were born. I will treasure each and every memory I have of you in my heart for as long as I have breath. My life will never be the same. How I thank the Lord that He blessed me, in giving me you to be my baby brother. I love you so.
Ferell: "when a loved one becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure". you will have the "treasure" of your brother with you all the rest of your days. we are so sorry for your loss. sending peace and love to all of you.
I will miss William very much. He was like a brother to me. My deepest sympathy goes out to all at this most difficult time. May the memories held deep within your hearts, help to soothe you. William is in God's care now and what better care could we ever ask for him? Now I pray for your comfort in the days and years ahead. God bless you and keep you in His tender care and love forever.
William, I can't believe you are gone and I am drowning in a sea of grief. My life will never be the same. It was not supposed to be this way; we were supposed to grow old together as brother and sister. I will miss your face, your singing, your taste in music, your funny tank tops, your watches, your voice, your smile, your thoughts, your walk, the way you tucked one tail of your front shirt in your pants, hearing your roar on the Harley, your fishing stories; I will miss everything about you. You were my only brother and besides dad, the main man in my life, and I will miss your protection and strength. All my life you were there, even if miles separated us I knew you were always there. Not a day will go by that I don't think about you and nothing will ever fill the void of loosing you so suddenly and tragically. I kept my promise; I stayed by your side and you will forever stay in my heart. Your baby sister loves you so very much! “HOOIE!!”
God bless you and those you loved. Time separates people but the memories of all the good times we had remain
My Heart and prayers go out to the William family.Bill was a good friend to me.Known him 20+ years.Bill would do anything for his friends.I consider him like my brother.His loss will be greatly felt by many.Im truely am sorry for your loss.Rest in Peace Buddy.
Remembering all the good times we shared back in the old days. You will be missed.
Will miss you Bill. To a good friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
I am so sorry for your loss. I met William one time while in Florida and he made my husband and I feel so welcome. We truly enjoyed our visit with him. We cannot express our sadness for the family during this time. Just know God is doing what is right for William and he is no longer suffering.
Bill, you will be greatly missed. Rarely have I met a person with such a kind heart as yours. We had great times working together over the years.
Joe Jordan (South Korea)
Will miss you William. I've known you and your family for a long time. My condolences.
You were a great person and friend, you will be missed William. Thank you for brightening our lives with your smile and laughter.
William, you will be forever in my heart and memories. Thank you for all the fun and laughter...you will surely be missed, my good friend and brother-in-law!
Uncle Bill, Aunt Frances, Ferell and Sherry, and Debbie. We are so sorry to hear about William and want you to know we are all thinking of each of you. Seems like yesterday when we were told that if we woke the babies up we would have to get into the crib. We know how the loss of a brother can feel and wish there was something we could say or do that would help.
With all our love and thoughts,
Pat, Ellen, and Karen