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Dear Sheldon Family, it has been many years since I have seen you all, but I wanted to say how sorry I was to hear about Bill's passing. He was a great friend at AHHS and he will be missed. God bless you all.

Posted by: Catherine Harwood Taylor - San Antonio, TX - High School friend   Mar 29, 2012

Dear, dear Bill, you were such a special friend so long ago. Your kind heart and ever present smile. You touched so many people with your loving spirit. You will be missed and remembered fondly.

Posted by: Marty Shelton Strong - Richardson, TX - College friend   Mar 29, 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

I didn't know Bill very well, but I did see him virtually every weekend at the Gregory Gym on the UT Campus. He had such a kind and gentle manner. He always exchanged a warm greeting with me. It was always nice to see him. He was a gentleman, and I am saddened to learn of his passing.

Posted by: Peter Fazziola - Austin, TX - friend   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

Just last week I was searching for Bill. Now I know why he was one my mind. He was a wonderful and steady friend to all. He was my date to a 'suppressed desires' party at SU...many years ago. He went as a professional tennis player & showed those great legs! I remember his droll and amusing tales of his time at the library.

His time was too short. He will be missed by all who knew & loved him. I'm glad he was my friend.

Thanks for this wonderful picture of Bill!


Posted by: Gretchen Curry Gribble - Austin, TX - college friend   Mar 29, 2012

Bill's smile was always noted at club events. I helped Bill a few years ago when his '62 Buick became disabled on the way to a Fredericksburg meet. Bill thanked me over and over again for the very small favor I provided.

Posted by: Jerry Courson, Director, Alamo Chapter, Buick Club of America - Austin, TX - Friend   Mar 29, 2012

Bill was a such a wonderful person at Southwestern. From the accolades offered of his friends he gained over the years, it seems they also see what we saw in Bill at an earlier age.

Once in a while I would see Bill running at Town Lake, or somewhere around town. Steady, loyal, joyful. This is much too soon. A really good friend is now lost.

I can only hope that his family can see what a wonderful person Bill was, and

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Posted by: Carleton Wilkes - Austin, TX - Pledge Brother   Mar 29, 2012

I have known few as kind as Bill, my best memories of him are with a bucket and sponge...he made washing a car fun and interesting. Ma God hold you Mr Bill and give you His peace.

Posted by: Robert Keegan - Houston, TX - classmate SU   Mar 29, 2012