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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


Just learned of Bill's passing, in a high school reunion list of deceased classmates. I refused to believe he was not with us, and did all kinds of online search before believing this old news could really be true.

Interestingly, I compared his newer friends' reflections that I saw scattered online and realized that he stayed true to the same person I knew 50 years ago. As a child, Bill was never about duration but the quality of each moment.

I share in the family' and friends' sadness, and wish them all well as they grieve.

Posted by: David Barrow - Flagstaff, AZ - grade school buddy   Sep 20, 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

My friend Bill and I go all the way back to 1972 when both of us were at Southwestern. I was privileged to know him, have him as a fraternity brother, but even more importantly, to have stayed connected with him all these years. He was always a bright spot for me and it is with deep sadness that I now will no longer have the pleasures of lunch with him or a car show or a report back on

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Posted by: Bill Cariker - Austin, TX - Friend   Apr 02, 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

Mr. Bill, I missed you already at work this past week-especially seeing your smile, hearing your laugh and hearing you recite some of the crazy letters from the mail. I respected your dedication to your job, your willingness to help anyone with anything they needed assistance with, your vast knowledge of unclaimed property and your calm presence and patience with upset callers on the phone. I admired your embrace of life, always on the go to a car show or

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Posted by: Jo Anne Gaydos - Austin, TX - co-worker   Apr 01, 2012

Oh Mr. Bill,

This has been such a hard week without you. Your daily greeting and helpfulness was so missed. Who will spoil us now? You will remain in my heart forever.

Ms. Pena/co-worker & friend

Rest in peace my friend -always Rich

Posted by: Argelia P Castillo - New Braunfels, TX - co-worker & friend   Mar 31, 2012

I'll always have fond memories of watching the beginnings of Saturday NIght Live with Mr. Bill and other good friends as we were finishing college. There was no way he could avoid the "Mr. Bill" tag once we saw that skit! I'll always remember his wonderful smile, kind spirit, and great sense of humor. My condolences to his family.

Posted by: Beverly Brewer vanHartesvelt - Mercer Island, WA - College Friend   Mar 31, 2012

bill - you are loved and respected. we will always think and hear your voice/laughter - please look over us - your family and friends are in our prayers and thoughts.

Posted by: suzanne - austin, TX - co worker/friend   Mar 31, 2012

you're kindness and sweet smile will be missed on the floor. There was never anyone more nice to work with than you. God Bless your family during this time. I pray for peace understanding to guide them along the way.


Posted by: Maryann - austin, TX - co-worker   Mar 30, 2012