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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...Read More »
1 of 55 | Posted by: Randy Mitchmore - Houston, TX

“9/19/12 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...Read More »
2 of 55 | Posted by: David Barrow - Flagstaff, AZ

“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...Read More »
3 of 55 | Posted by: Susan Pate Armand - Houston, TX

“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...Read More »
4 of 55 | Posted by: Bill Cariker - Austin, TX

“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...Read More »
5 of 55 | Posted by: JOE BOURNE - LEAGUE CITY, TX

“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...Read More »
6 of 55 | Posted by: Jo Anne Gaydos - Austin, TX

“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...Read More »
7 of 55 | Posted by: Argelia P Castillo - TX

“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. ...Read More »
8 of 55 | Posted by: Beverly Brewer vanHartesvelt - WA

“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...Read More »
9 of 55 | Posted by: suzanne - austin, TX

“Bill, 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...Read More »
10 of 55 | Posted by: Maryann - austin, TX - co-worker

“Mr. Bill was a nice, caring, gentle person. We will miss him and wish him eternal peace. Bill and Francisco ”
11 of 55 | Posted by: Bill Woods - Austin, TX - Friend

“So sad to lose such a wonderful person. Bill was the nicest most sincere person we have ever known. He was always smiling or laughing and we...Read More »
12 of 55 | Posted by: Richard and Debbie Hirsch Austin

“Bill you will be greatly missed. R.I.P Mr. Bill ”
13 of 55 | Posted by: Joanie Washington - Pflugerville, TX

“Mr Bill, You were the first person I met when I came to Unclaimed Property. You welcomed me aboard and we forged a very good friendship that would...Read More »
14 of 55 | Posted by: Todd Wesson

“Bill, I will miss hearing you call me "señor" each day in the office. You made every day better with your unconditional friendliness. I miss you...Read More »
15 of 55 | Posted by: Randy Henderson - Austin, TX

“What great memories of working with him at the Southwestern library, hanging out at the Sub and trips to Cuero. He made every event an adventure and...Read More »
16 of 55 | Posted by: Susan Davis Smith - Flower Mound, TX

“What great memories of working with him at the Southwestern library, hanging out at the Sub and trips to Cuero. He made every event an adventure and...Read More »
17 of 55 | Posted by: Susan Davis Smith - Flower Mound, TX

“Mr. Bill- We had so much fun working together! Teasing you about eating styrofoam cakes and making fun of you being an "Apil Fool" were only a...Read More »
18 of 55 | Posted by: Gloria Krueger - Austin, TX

“I only knew Bill a short time through the Classic Chassis Car Club, but from the moment you met him, you knew he was a genuinely good person. I...Read More »
19 of 55 | Posted by: Scott Vinson - Austin, TX

“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! ”
20 of 55 | Posted by: Nancy & Bert Alleman Canyon Lake

“While I am saddened at the passing of Mr. Bill, I smile that he existed and that I had the opportunity to know him. Just look at all the wonderful...Read More »
21 of 55 | Posted by: Ray Hebert - Friend

“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...Read More »
22 of 55 | Posted by: Catherine Harwood Taylor - TX

“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...Read More »
23 of 55 | Posted by: Marty Shelton Strong - Richardson, TX

“One of the nicest guys on this planet. Always pleasant, upbeat and a great smile! My deepest sympathy to his love ones. ”
24 of 55 | Posted by: Eleanor Roe - Austin, TX

“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. ...Read More »
25 of 55 | Posted by: Peter Fazziola - Austin, TX

“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...Read More »
26 of 55 | Posted by: rita rozelle schimpff - TX

“Susan, 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...Read More »
27 of 55 | Posted by: Center Point/Urbana Intermidate and Middle Schools - IA

“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 ...Read More »
28 of 55 | Posted by: Gretchen Curry Gribble - Austin, TX

“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. ...Read More »
29 of 55 | Posted by: Jerry Courson, Director, Alamo Chapter, Buick Club of America - TX

“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...Read More »
30 of 55 | Posted by: Carleton Wilkes - Austin, TX

“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...Read More »
31 of 55 | Posted by: Robert Keegan - Houston, TX

“I am so saddened to hear about Bill. He was one of my favorite people at Southwestern. He was always sweet to me, and is a person that I think of...Read More »
32 of 55 | Posted by: Paula Kelley Buls - Brenham, TX

“May your memories help sustain your family at this challenging time. We are sorry for your brother's premature passing. Please know that you have our...Read More »
33 of 55 | Posted by: Cheryl Nelsen - Walker, IA

“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...Read More »
34 of 55 | Posted by: Annette Zuck - Jesup, , IA

“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! ”
35 of 55 | Posted by: Leticia Hernandez - Austin, TX

“RIP.. ”
36 of 55 | Posted by: Amanda - austin, TX - co-worker

“Grace. You're a truly classy guy, Bill. You'll be missed. ”
37 of 55 | Posted by: Steve Mittel - Austin, TX

“Mr. Bill had a kind and gentle heart. I got to know him when when he came over to speak to my cubile mate. He always greated me with a cheery good...Read More »
38 of 55 | Posted by: Gloria Garcia - Austin, TX

“Mr. Sheldon was the first friend I met when I moved to Austin from NYC twenty years ago. At that time, he worked at Continental Cars where I brought...Read More »
39 of 55 | Posted by: Bill Vandersteel - Austin, TX

“I've been working at the Comptroller's office for 6 years and delivering unclaimed property mail and output to Bill every morning. He always was...Read More »
40 of 55 | Posted by: Terry Hughes - Taylor, TX

“I worked at the Comptroller's Office in Unclaimed Property will Bill for about 15 years. He and I shared a love for chocolate and he always shared...Read More »
41 of 55 | Posted by: Linda White - Austin, TX

“Bill - You were such a kind and friendly man. You were always there every day with a "good morning" to start the work day. I will miss you. My...Read More »
42 of 55 | Posted by: marilee ellis - friend

“Mr. Bill was my tennis playing friend and SU friend for many years. He was always so kind and wonderful to me. I will miss his gracious spirit. May...Read More »
43 of 55 | Posted by: Jeanne Clifford Weiss - WA

“I met Bill a couple decades ago at a Classic Chassis event. I was most impressed by his broad automotive knowledge and enthusiasm at numerous...Read More »
44 of 55 | Posted by: Marc Leitman - car club friend

“What a shock to hear about Bill. He was a very kind and gentle person and always took such pleasure in "Frannie", his wonderful '62 Special. When I...Read More »
45 of 55 | Posted by: Pete Phillips - Leonard, TX

“Bill was one of the nicest people to ever walk the planet! He always had a smile on his face and made you feel like you were the most important...Read More »
46 of 55 | Posted by: Rick Payton - AUSTIN, TX - friend

“I only knew Bill for a short time, but I will cherish, forever, the time I was blessed to be around him. He was always more than willing to assist...Read More »
47 of 55 | Posted by: Coleman W. Akridge - Cibolo, TX

“My deepest condolences to his family. Mr. Bill will be greatly missed. ”
48 of 55 | Posted by: Nelda Todd - Austin, TX

“Mr. John and Mrs. Agga My deepest condolences go out to you. ”
49 of 55 | Posted by: Leticia Sanchez - New Braunfels , TX

“Bill was quite knowledgable in many fine details of car manufacturing and was so excited to discuss facts and specifiations to educate many of the...Read More »
50 of 55 | Posted by: Edmund Rader - Austin, TX

“On behalf of the North Texas Chapter, Buick Club of America, I extend our deepest condolences to Bill's family and extended family of friends and...Read More »
51 of 55 | Posted by: Willis Bell - Weatherford, TX

“What I remember most about Bill, was the total surprise of his sharp wit and fun sense of humor. He presented a first impression much like his '62...Read More »
52 of 55 | Posted by: Paul Sumrall - Johnson City, TX

“On behalf of the Buick Club of America, I would like to send my condolences to Bill's family. On behalf of my family, we will miss Bill bringing us...Read More »
53 of 55 | Posted by: Mike Middleton - Austin, TX

“He was such a caring soul and his presence made you smile. While I only knew him for a few years, I immediately felt his genuine warmth and his...Read More »
54 of 55 | Posted by: carol Jones - Cedar Creek, TX

“Rest in Peace, Mr Bill, We love you!! ”
55 of 55 | Posted by: Lillian Rector - Austin, TX


William Knowles Sheldon, Jr. "Bill" passed away Saturday, March 24, 2012. Born on April 1, 1954, he is survived by his mother and stepfather Agnes and John Tynan of Canyon Lake, sister Susan Sheldon of Waterloo, Iowa, nephews Ryan, Luke and Paul, and stepsisters Carey and Kaye. He also leaves behind a large and devoted group of friends.

Bill graduated from Southwestern University in 1976 and was employed at the Texas Comptroller's office in the unclaimed property division. He was an avid classic car enthusiast and was a member of the national Buick Car club in addition to the local Buick Club and the "Classic Chassis". His pride and joy was his 1962 Buick Special "Frannie". He was also a devoted runner and was a member of the Capitol City Front Runners.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 30th at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home on North Lamar.

Donations in his memory may be made to AIDS Services of Austin at P.O. Box 4874, Austin, Texas 78765 or at www.asaustin.org.