February 1, 1950 – April 23, 2018
William James Bills Roanoke, TX
“Bill” Bills, age 68, passed away peacefully on April 23, 2018, surrounded by his loved ones. His funeral is at 2:00 PM on Sunday, April 29th, at J. E. Foust & Sons in Grapevine, TX.
Mr. “Bill Bills” was a native of San Bernardino, California, but became a Texan as soon as he possibly could. He lived in Roanoke, TX, with his family for 37 years. Bill worked as a technician and district manager in industrial sales for 30 years, in addition to15 years as a mechanical bus supervisor for the Northwest and Carroll School districts.
Bill had a passion for history and a thirst for knowledge. He enjoyed reading his vast book collection and spending time studying the Civil War, World War II and other interesting trivia. But his true love, outside of his wife Linda, was his fascination with classic cars., He took great pride in his ’57 Ford retractable convertible, and his 1959 Cadillac, which he had for over 44 years. He could tell you every detail, how it was made and why it was important, which really speaks to his personality. He was a man who knew what he loved.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie Bills, Sr. and Dorothy Betcher; and two sisters. Bill is survived by wife Linda Bills, son Shaun Bills, daughter Traci Mitchell, and Steven Reed; step mother, Carolyn Bills; brothers, Johnnie and Kenneth; sisters, Teresa, Jeannette, Trisha and Vickie; Will Cook; and six grandchildren.
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- Bill is survived by wife Linda Bills, son Shaun Bills, daughter Traci Mitchell, and Steven Reed; step mother, Carolyn Bills; brothers, Johnnie and Kenneth; sisters, Teresa, Jeannette, Trisha and Vickie; Will Cook; and six grandchildren.
- Funeral Service Sunday, April 29, 2018
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April 28, 2018
Linda, I am so sorry for the loss of your Bill. I can't imagine your sorrow, but God understands your tears, and He cares. Our prayers are for comfort for you and your family. In reading the obituary, I just know that Bill and Charles would have gotten along just fine. Charles also loves to study both of those wars.
Again, our sincere condolences.
Charles and Kathleen