Condolence & Memory Journal

I'm so very sorry to read of Bill's passing. He was a friend of my brother who also attended OAC. I enjoyed dancing with Bill at many OAC proms and always enjoyed talking with him. He was a very polite, kind and interesting man. I remember watching him compete in Special Olympics,he was competitive yet supportive of other athletes. Deepest sympathy to all of Bill's family. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. We were blessed to know such a fine man.

Posted by Kim Sullivan - Allendale, MI - Friend   January 16, 2020

I was sorry to hear of Bills passing. I met him in the 1970s at a recreational program and remember his sweet smile and infectious laugh. He had a little crush on my cousin back in those days. And forty years later would still ask me how she was doing! He was truly special. My sympathies to his family as I am sure they will miss him dearly!

Posted by Ginger Tuls Vork - West Olive, MI - Acquaintance   January 16, 2020

Dear family of Bill,
I didn't know Bill well, but I have known his smiling face at Hope Basketball games for over 30 years. He has been around Hope since I was a student here in the late 80's, always with a warm greeting and a smile. His positive attitude was a blessing to many. Rest in Peace, Bill!

Posted by Deb DuMez - Holland, MI - Acquaintance   January 15, 2020

Nobody wore UofM gear like Bill.
For many many years, Bill has lit up our store with his smile and laughter, with love and light!
He would proudly walk into Notre Dame territory...aka Holland Peanut Store, smiling & saying GO BLUE!!!
We love Bill and considered him part of our HPStore Family.
Our sincere condolences to Bill's loving Family.
Bill walked the talk of faith, love and kindness.
We shall miss him dearly!
Only for you would we say THIS Bill:
"Go Blue"
We love you,
The Fabiano Family
Holland Peanut Store
Holland, Michigan

Posted by Fabiano Family Holland Peanut Store - Holland, MI - Family Friend   January 14, 2020

God took a good one when he called you home bill. You already had your wings. We miss you allready buddy.

Posted by Susan Stacy ....and the guys at Moka - Zeeland, MI - Friend   January 14, 2020

My deepest condolences to the Webb family.
I was lucky to have Billy as a friend, and have known him from our early days when my family lived on 12th Street and the Webb's lived on 13th. I will always remember when Billy would win one of his many medals. He couldn't wait to show Larry and I, and tell us all about his accomplishments! In recent years, Billy would stop by our business to laugh about the old days and share a pop. I would drop him off at Kollen Park just in time for Friday night Summer concerts. I will miss his smile, laughter and outlook on life. Rest in peace Billy - God got a good man!

Posted by Dennis Drummond - Holland, MI   January 14, 2020

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.

Posted by Karen Hull - Hudsonville, MI   January 14, 2020

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!

Posted by Suzanne VanSuilichem - Zeeland - Friend   January 14, 2020

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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.

Posted by cathy Petroelje - Holland, MI - Friend   January 14, 2020

So sorry to hear of Bill passing. He was such a great guy!! I met him at Tendercare and we continued being friends. He loved working at Wooden Shoe and was always happy to greet anyone he could. I will miss seeing your smiling face at Wooden Shoe

Posted by Gracie    January 13, 2020

So sorry for your loss
Remember Billy being our news paper boy growing up..so sorry

Posted by Elodia (Lola) Kuipers (De Leon) - Holland, MI - Neighbor   January 13, 2020

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Sincere condolences to his family. I worked with Bill at the Holiday Inn and he was always so delightful, always a big smile on his. I will miss him. Rest in Heaven Bill

Posted by Luanne Moorman - Holland, MI - friend   January 13, 2020

Harold and his family i am so sorry for your loss. I truly loved working with Bill when i was working at the Wooden Shoe. Bill was such a hard worker Truly sorry for your loss

Posted by Kathy Millard - Reseda, CA - Family Friend   January 13, 2020

My sincerest condolences in Bill's passing. He always had a smile when he would see me.

Posted by Sue Machiela - ZEELAND, MI - Acquaintance   January 13, 2020

My thoughts and prayers go out to Bill and his family. Bill was a awesome person and a great friend. I always looked forward to keeping score for Friday Night Bowling, seeing Bill laugh, smile and bright personality. I miss him. God has one of his Angels back.

Posted by Darin Norton - Holland, MI - Friend   January 13, 2020

So sorry to hear of Bill's passing! He was a delightful man with a great sense of humor! I had the privilege of getting to know him at the summer Bible Club at Pillar Church where he was a joy to be around! He will be warmly remembered!

Posted by Kerri Nykamp - Holland, MI - Acquaintance   January 13, 2020

You always brightened up the day when ever you walked into Paul's to say "Hi" I will miss your big smile and sweetness!

Posted by Lori Borgman - Holland, MI - Friend   January 12, 2020

I will never forget Billy's giggle. Whenever I talked to him on the phone, or talked in person, I'd always say to him"Oh no, not you Bill." He would laugh and tell me back "Oh no, not you Bill." We laughed alot together. I remember when he'd come to Bingo with his mom. We always sat together. He was always a happy guy and was always talking about his Hope College girl friends.

Posted by Merry Hoving - Ocala, FL - Friend   January 12, 2020

Harold, Larry and David, I was just informed of Billy's passing. I am so sorry for your loss. I am deeply saddened to hear this news. Please know that he was loved and will be missed. God Bless.

Posted by Merry Hoving - Ocala, FL - Friend   January 12, 2020

We are so sorry to hear about Bill's unexpected passing. We are in Florida so will miss going to the services. We will miss seeing Bill at The Shoe on Friday mornings, Hope basketball games and at SEM on Thursday nights. Bill was always a bright spot in your day when you would run into him. He was a happy guy and it was obvious that he had Christ in his heart.
Our sympathy to the family for your loss. You will be in our prayers.
Sincerely, Scott and Jan Veurink

Posted by Scott Veurink - Zeeland, MI - Friend   January 12, 2020

I met Bill Webb in 1988 through my Hope College placement at Special Education Ministries (Third Reformed Church). Oh so grateful we continued to cross paths over 30 years at Hope College events, Friday night bowling, Wooden Shoe restaurant, etc. Bill brought so much light and love to this world. He truly had a beautiful, caring heart always asking about you and your family. I thank Jesus for Bill and am grateful he is in his heavenly home with Him.

Posted by Rajean Wolters - Zeeland, MI - Family   January 12, 2020