William Lewis Sinks
August 10, 1942 – November 27, 2018
William Lewis Sinks, 76, of Mesa, AZ passed away surrounded by loving family on Tuesday November 27, 2018. William was known for his positive attitude, his infectious laugh, and his love of the outdoors. He never met a stranger. He enjoyed spending time fishing, camping, gardening and was an avid speed reader. Most of all he loved spending time with family and especially his Grandchildren and Great nieces and nephews. They always brought a smile to his face. William was born August 10, 1942 in Merced, CA to Charlie and Mable Sinks. He was blessed to have 8 siblings. William enlisted in the Navy at the age of 18 and served his country for 2 ½ years. He was a migrant worker for a few years and then became a truck driver. He drove truck all over the country for 40 years. William was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters, Doris Champion and Beatrice Eide, and sister in law, Poley Sinks. He is survived by his wife Cathy Sinks, his siblings, Charles Sinks (Poley), Fran Ketring, Bernice Swindle (Butch), Patsy Price, Alfred Sinks (Toni), and Lonnie Sinks Sr (Cindy). He is also survived by his son, William Sinks Sr (Katrina), daughters, Sheryl Huetter (Terry), and Crystal Plummer, many loving grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. A memorial service will be held on December 8, at Resthaven Park Mortuary and Cemetery 4310 East Southern Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85042. Beginning with visitation at 9 am and the service to follow at 10 am.
- Charles Sinks
- Butch Swindle
- Alfred Sinks
- Lonnie Sinks Sr.
- Robert Swindle
- Kevin Sinks
- Lonnie Sinks Jr.
- Visitation Saturday, December 8, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, December 8, 2018
William Lewis Sinks
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December 10, 2018
You are missed dearly. I am thankful for the last year we had together, fishing, laughing, talks about the past, becoming closer than we have ever been. You are more than a father you are my best friend. I promise to you the first fish I catch forever will be for you. Thank you for being who you were and instilling the work and family values I have. I also promise to keep the family united and learn to play your guitar like you did, but i will play the whole songs not just the chorus lines (just kidding) I love you more than you could possibly know. Tell everyone up there Hi and Hope to see you again SOMEDAY!!!!!!!!
December 2, 2018
Bye Bill, dear friend. The very first time we met up at the lake 23 years ago. The last time we had the chance to talk and laugh together was up at the same lake again, two months ago exactly. In between we have seen us once or twice a year, in Arizona and later on in Alabama, and then again in Arizona where yuour family lives, and in that family circle you felt home. You have been always a goodhearted friend, if someone would have asked you, you would have given away your latest shirt. We enjoyed our friendship very much. We do remember your guitar playing at the campfire, our fishing trips on lake Roosevelt and Weiss Lake, our great evenings playing poker with the Alabama family, of course during the latest years our fun rounds on Centre's Golf Course, and many many more. You are a unforgettable friend to us. Have a great ride, Cowboy.
Monika, Joshua and Rainer