William "Bill" Ames Sr.

September 23, 1946October 8, 2011

WILLIAM H. “BILL” AMES, SR., 65, of Port St. Lucie, FL, died October 8, 2011 at St. Lucie Medical Center in Port St. Lucie, FL.

Born in Reading, PA, Bill was a resident of Port St. Lucie for 1 month, previously residing in Jacksonville, FL.

During Vietnam, Bill served in the US Navy. Prior to retirement, he was the owner/operator of Mechanical Dredging in Sanford, FL for over 20 years.

Bill was of the Lutheran faith; and a member of the American Legion in Fort Pierce, FL.

Survivors include his wife of 13 years, Debra Ames of Jacksonville, FL; children, Trina Licata and husband Frank of Okeechobee, FL, Vicki Keller and husband Bryan of Port St. Lucie, FL, William Ames, Jr. of Keystone Heights, FL, Ashlie Young and husband Jason of Port St. Lucie, FL, Kraig Passanante of Keystone Heights, FL; five grandchildren, Timmy (his favorite), Kristin, Aidan, Brody and Jocelyn; one brother, Don Ames and wife Helen of Leesburg, FL, three sisters Joan Davis of Leesburg, FL, Jean Banos of St. Petersburg, PA, and Janet Banos of PA. He was predeceased by a brother Dennis Ames and sister Beverly Martz.

A Memorial Service will be Friday, October 14, 2011, 1:00PM at the Aycock Funeral Home Chapel in Port St. Lucie, FL.

Memorial contributions may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 5000 Dunn Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981.

Arrangements are entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie, FL. Please visit and sign our guest register book at


  • Memorial Service Friday, October 14, 2011

William "Bill" Ames Sr.

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vicki ames

September 24, 2012

Happy birthday Dad. Your fond memories live on. Love you!

Lynda Crist

December 26, 2011

Just found out and Eddie and I are so sorry for your loss. Lynda and Eddie Crist

Vicki Ames

November 15, 2011

Dad, you are missed more and more with each passing day. Rest in peace knowing we have been truly blessed with your love. Forever in our thoughts, Vicki, Trina and Bill

October 20, 2011

My heart goes out to you and your Family, I will put your Famliy in My prayes

Betty Roseboro, Orange Park, Florida

October 20, 2011

sorry for your loss

Betty Roseboro

October 19, 2011

My heart goes out to you and you Family, I will put your Famliy in My prayes

Betty Roseboro, Orange Park, Florida

Connie Grace

October 19, 2011

Trina and Vicki,
My deepest sympathy to the both of you for the loss of your father.
Connie Miller Grace

Shirylene Flaherty

October 19, 2011

I am so sorry. I found out today, Weds., 10/19/11. You and Bill seemed to be so much in love with one another. Please call me or send me a note, when you need someone to share your thoughts. Love, Shirylene Flaherty

Donna & Mike Nicholson

October 16, 2011

Debbie, We are so sorry to hear of Bill's passing, we wish we could have been there for you. Please know we are still here if you need us. Our thoughts & prayers always.

Sarah Barnett martins

October 16, 2011

I will NEVER forget the times I spent at the house when I was a kid. Bill was an awesome man and definitely one I'll always remember. I'm so sorry for the loss but we'll see him again one day...and I'm sure he'll still be wearing that goofy grin and making sarcastic comments as always!