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I was so honored and touched when Bill picked me to be his Big Brother in the Pike fraternity at Southwestern. For some reason he looked up to me but he taught be so much more. He showed me how to be calm, how to smile really big, how to be a little catty, and be happy with few needs, and to like cars.
I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of his passing. I miss him.

Posted by: Randy Mitchmore - Houston, TX - Big Brother in Pi K A fraternity   Oct 03, 2012

Mr. Bill, looking at your picture brings back a swell of memories of our times at SU and most, if not all, involve laughter and smiles. So many hours we spent talking of our lives and dreams and I always have and always will cherish those times. You were so tender and kind and honest when listening to my words. Some of my favorite talks with you were the philosophical ones and each time I'm lucky enough to sit with

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Posted by: Susan Pate Armand - Houston, TX - Friend from SU   Apr 03, 2012

Bill: It was way too many years since I last saw you. A friend in Dallas notified me of your passing. I have read all of the beautiful sentiments people have written about you .... and can't agree more. You brightened everyone's day with your smile and wit. I even saw where someone said you called them "senor". You called me that, too! Even ALL those years ago.

I will remember you always from my days at Southwestern University. Your

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Posted by: JOE BOURNE - LEAGUE CITY, TX - OLD FRIEND FROM S.U.   Apr 01, 2012

I am so sorry to hear about Bill. It was only a couple of weeks ago that we met him at the Italian restaurant. Our hearts go out to you!

Posted by: Nancy & Bert Alleman - Canyon Lake - Friend of Agga and John   Mar 30, 2012

One of the nicest guys on this planet. Always pleasant, upbeat and a great smile! My deepest sympathy to his love ones.

Posted by: Eleanor Roe - Austin, TX - ex-coworker   Mar 29, 2012

So very sad to just learn of Billy's passing. We had such fun together in high school - he was an ardent friend. He will be greatly missed by friends past and present. Much love to his family.


Posted by: rita rozelle schimpff - san antonio, TX - high school chum   Mar 29, 2012

Please know that all of us here at the Intermidate and Middle schools are thinking of you during this difficult time. We have made a donation in memory of Bill to the AIDS Services of Austin. Our wish for you is that you will find some peace knowing you have many friends in Iowa, waiting with open arms and hearts to offer up comforting words of encouragement.

From all your Friends at Center Point/Urbana School

Posted by: Center Point/Urbana Intermidate and Middle Schools - Center Point and Urbana, IA - co-workers   Mar 29, 2012

Susan and family, we were so sorry to hear about Bill's passing! Hope you are able to hold your memories close at this difficult time. I'll have something for you, Susan, when you get back to Iowa. Love and hugs, Annette

Posted by: Annette Zuck - Jesup, , IA - Friend of the family   Mar 29, 2012

My God Bless all who grieve over this terrible loss! Mr. Bill will be MISSED! He's with his angels, and smiling big and bright!

Posted by: Leticia Hernandez - Austin, TX - co-worker   Mar 29, 2012


Posted by: Amanda - austin, TX - co-worker   Mar 29, 2012