Bill was always the first one to reach out a helping hand, not only to the amateur radio community, but to anyone in need. Bill was a great and true friend to everyone. His life was lost to a heart attack at about 8:30 in the evening on Sunday, October 29, 2006. He was surrounded by friends and family. Bill was very musically gifted with the ability to play numerous instruments, and was also an incredible vocalist. It was a treat to hear him play his guitar and sing his gospel bluegrass. So long, my friend. It was truly an honor and privelage to have been able to call you my friend. You will truly me missed by many, many people. Rest in peace.