"Billy was among the first students I had as a teacher at OAC, many years ago. He was a young teenager at the time. He was in my classes for many years. He knew everyone in the building and always loved to chat with other staff, as well. He was kind, helpful, remembered things well, and I could always count on him. He loved playing basketball, being in the Special Olympics, was chosen to work in the school lunchroom, and was given extra responsibilities to help prepare him for the work world. Even when I moved on to teaching other types of classrooms, he often popped his head in my class to say "hi, how are you?" I lost track of him after he worked at Holiday Inn.
He was proud of his family and often mentioned his mom and his brothers. All of us at OAC were proud of Billy and all he accomplished. He is one of my most memorable students and I'm so glad I knew him."
"Emily and I are heartbroken to hear of Bill's sudden passing. One year ago, Bill greeted Emily so warmly and caring when she started bowling and continued welcoming us each week! He watched over Emily always cheering her on! Bill cared so much for everybody! I will miss his enthusiasm each time he shared how his bowling was going on Friday nights and we laughed and called him 9's Bill now go get that strike!!! He will be in our hearts always as God's welcoming angel to everyone he met! Enjoy heaven Bill until we meet again!"
so sorry to hear of
Billy's passing, he was God's special one, always there, he cared so much for others always asking how our daughter was doing and if she was happy, we had such a special friend, how he loved bowling, loved to be teased. Will really miss him but he is in such a happy wonderful place now. Loved you Billy, Aud, Cathy and Gretchen."