William Taylor Armbrecht

March 29, 1956March 16, 2021

William Taylor Armbrecht 3/29/1956 – 3/16/2021

Bill Armbrecht, a native and lifelong resident of Mobile, AL departed this life on March 16, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Henry Armbrecht, III and Jean Taylor Armbrecht. He is survived by his beloved daughter, Allie Grace Armbrecht; his sister, Katherine Armbrecht Zarzour; his brother, Alexander Paterson Armbrecht (Terri); his former wife, Susan Kight Armbrecht, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Bill had a tremendous love of the water, so much so that he earned a living earlier in his life as a yacht captain. He also had a love of cooking, and founded The Brick Pit barbecue restaurant, which won several awards. He was featured at different times on cooking shows on both The Food Network and The Travel Channel and was also featured in several cooking magazines including Gourmet and Bon Appetit. In order to share his love of God, Bill had a section in The Brick Pit called “Amen Corner”, where many people gathered for fellowship and discussion.

When not working on the water or in his restaurant, he could often be found cooking for friends at his home, usually during Alabama football games, where he had a tendency to coach the team from his couch, shouting instructions to coaches and players alike. Bill loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman, sharing that love with anyone who was with him.

There will be a memorial celebration of Bill’s life on Sunday April 11 at 2:00 pm at Dayspring Baptist Church, 2200 South Cody Road. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pilots for Christ, 107 Airport Rd., Monroeville, AL 36460, or Prichard Preparatory School, 743 Mt. Sanai Ave, Mobile, AL 36612.


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Anonymous Friend

April 6, 2021

Rest in peace my friend. I'll see you on the other side.

Dan H

March 26, 2021

Had unreal BBQ and it was my first time I had seen someone with the level of love he had forAlabama Football. Great BBQ and great times we’re had there. Still to this day best Bbq sauce ever. RIP Bill

Tony Brown

March 24, 2021

May God Bless Bill and his family. I will always fondly remember my times at the Brick Pit and our great conversations about Alabama Football. Alabama had no greater fan than Bill. I truly miss the Brick Pit.

Lee Minto

March 24, 2021

My friend, it is with a heavy heart that I bid you farewell. Several great reminders of you will always burn bright in my memory,......., from the joy in your eyes at the birth of Allie Grace, to the smile on your face when a Brick Pit patron expressed their gratitude for "Real" BBQ, in the form of a saucy-smeared, lip-smacking Thank You face! Alabama Football never had a more ardent fan, and your love of fresh Speckled Trout always made me think of you when they were biting. Rest in Peace brother, you will be remembered fondly!!!!!!!

lucy holmes

March 23, 2021

Katherine and Alec, we are so so sorry to hear about Bill. Alec, you're probably too young to remember Brawood Dr., but we had so much fun growing up there with your family down the street. I remember skateboarding, swinging, playing football in the back yard, and your German shepherd. I also remember when Bill would come up to our house; he would walk up to the door, knock, and then cough. We always knew it was Bill, by his cough! Same each time! We used to laugh about it and say, "There's Bill!". I also remember how happy he was when his daughter was born; he had pride and joy all over his face when we ran into him and his beautiful wife when Grace was just a babe. It seems like yesterday.
He came to dad's funeral and hugged me...his smile was exactly the same as I remembered it. EXACTLY! And his hug was so sincere.
My heart goes out to you both. He was a good and kind-hearted man, and I'm sorry he is no longer with us. Love and prayers to you both as you process his passing. May his memory be eternal.

Edward Smith

March 22, 2021

I'm very sorry to hear this sad news. Grew up with Bill and shared many good times in our youth. He was always a joy to see when we would occasionally run into each other in later years. Godspeed to Bill and peace to his family.

Dan Hartung

March 20, 2021

I called Bill yesterday trying to see if we could get together. No Idea at the time of his passing. Will miss u buddy.
Roll Tide. One of the true great guys in the area. You will be remembered by many.

Dan McDaniel

March 20, 2021

Missing my friend.
I am very sad that I will not be able to spend time talking with my friend.
I am sad that he will not be able to resurrect the Brick Pitt barbecue restaurant.
I know he loved the Lord, his friends and his family.
I know he’s resting in peace in heaven now.
God bless you Bill.....
God bless your family.

John Wampler

March 20, 2021

It is with great sadness that I heard of my friend Bill’s passing. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. There is solice knowing that Bill is embraced by the Lord; no longer is pain. Rest In Peace, Capt. Bill.