William (Billy) Schlosser

June 9, 1943March 16, 2013

William (Billy) Joseph Schlosser, Jr. age 69 died on March 16 at Maryfield Nursing Home in Jamestown, NC. He was the oldest child of Rachel Wyrick Schlosser and William Joseph Schlosser, Sr. He was born June 9, 1943 in a military hospital at Fort Benning, Georgia where his father was an instructor at the Infantry School. The birth was difficult, resulting in him incurring cerebral palsy.

Due to the love and devotion of his parents, Billy lived a near-normal life. He had a kind heart and greeted everyone with an infectious smile. He particularly enjoyed bowling, bingo and horseback riding. In his youthful years, he regularly participated in The Special Olympics.

During the later years of his life, Billy resided at Maryfield Nursing Home where the Sisters of the Poor from Ireland and their staff provided the same nurturing care that Billy had been accustomed. The family is very grateful for this.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew, David Schlosser. He is survived by brothers, Michael Schlosser and wife, Rebecca, and James E. Schlosser and wife, Sharon, all of Greensboro, NC. Also, a sister, Linda Tasker of Tampa, Florida. Nephews, Drew Schlosser and wife, Angelique, of Weston, CT; James Murray and William Murray and wife, Cindy, all of Tampa, Florida; Anna Preston Schlosser and Caroline Schlosser both from Greensboro and Julia Tasker of Los Angeles, California.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, March 19 at 1:00pm at St. Pius X Catholic Church with Monsignor Anthony Marcaccio officiating. The family will receive friends in the church prior to the Mass at 12:00. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to: Horse Friends, P.O. Box 10211, Greensboro, NC 27404 or to Maryfield Nursing Home, 1315 Greensboro Road, High Point, NC 27260

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March 25, 2013

Mike, Linda and Jim, I knew you and Billy when we were about 6 y o and your Mom, Rachel would take us to Angie's since she was the best nurse around when we had sore throats. Rachel was my sister, Nancy Elkins Abrams godmother, so we were close as little kids. I also remember when Rachel, Bill and my mom, Martie lived at Abbotswood in more recent times. My love and prayers to each of you at this time. May you find reasons to rejoice in Christ at this Easter season. Judith Elkins Donovan, Littleton CO

Susan Bass

March 20, 2013

Billy was a gentle spirit and kind soul, not to mention my favorite of the Scholsser brothers. Growing up across the street, I have such fond memories of Billy “watching over me”. I can see him vividly offering me a wave and a nod as he stood smiling on his front porch, side porch or driveway. This friendly greeting upon which our friendship was built meant more to me then he may have ever known. Billy's influence was part of what lead me to a career of working with kids with Special needs. For that, I am forever grateful to him.
The love and devotion of Billy's family undoubtedly enriched his life and extended his years well beyond expectation. He was truly blessed, and likewise, was a blessing to so many. Surely all who met him loved him. I know I did.

Betty Osborn

March 20, 2013

Mike, Linda and Jimmy, Bobby was kind enough to send me the obit on Billy. I remember playing cowboys and Indians with him on the playground way before any of us started school. He always agreed to be whatever we wanted him to be--bad guy, good guy, horse. I think I "married" him when I was about 5 in a ceremony in which you officiated, Linda. Your dad was so proud when he learned to ride a bike. Your mom was so proud of the chicken picture he made by gluing corn and peas to a cardboard frame. He had a good life, the best he possibly could, because of the loving care of his family. You guys are great.--Betty Bain Osborn

Kaye Brassfield

March 20, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family

Eddie Sheffield

March 19, 2013

Jimmy, sorry to hear about the passing of your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. God bless, Eddie

Mamie and Earl Vest

March 19, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Shall always remember Billy's sweet smile and how he extended his hand in joyous friendship.

March 19, 2013

Jim, On behalf of our entire family at Anchor Packaging, please accept our condolances on the passing of your brother.

David Johnson

J Michael Cranford

March 19, 2013

Jim and family, my most sincere condolences on the death of your brother. He obviously was loved and nurtured by many and enjoyed his life to the fullest. His life was very inspirational and we all could use some of his fortitude.

March 19, 2013

Rebecca and Michalel, so sorry to learn of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Carolyn (JLG)

Rita Schlosser Van Duinen

March 18, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.