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OBITUARY

William "Bill" Loren Liddell Sr.

June 3, 1927May 16, 2020

WILLIAM LOREN LIDDELL, SR.

William (Bill) Loren Liddell, Sr., age 92, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, passed away on May 16, 2020. He was born on June 3, 1927 to Lester and Agnes (Wiberg) Liddell in Chicago, Illinois. Bill graduated from Woodstock High School and in his youth he enjoyed raising and racing 500 mile homing pigeons. He was drafted into the Army in November 1945, attained the grade of Sgt and was discharged in November 1946. Bill then attended Arizona State College in Tempe, Arizona and in 1951 he enlisted in the United States Air Force. He spent 23 years as a career airman attaining the grade of Senior Master Sergeant, assigned to Chanute AFB, Kirkland AFB, Keesler AFB, Washington DC, and Langley AFB. His overseas assignments included Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands, Hickam AFB, and Vietnam. Bill retired in January 1974 and began working for Noland Company in Newport News, Virginia and Fort Walton Beach, Florida until his retirement in 1990.

On February 13, 1952, he married his first wife, Mary (Rusty) Frances Bryant in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was a military wife, a lifeguard, and a teacher's aid. Bill and Rusty's mutual love of sports included competitive waterskiing, tennis, and bowling and they also enjoyed RV travels and Pinochle. In 2001, Bill married Patricia Lee Stober in Frisco, Texas, where he lived until May 2018, when he relocated to Lawrenceville, Georgia to be closer to his daughter. Bill was an exceptional human being and all who had the privilege to meet him would agree. He possessed a kind and generous spirit that impacted many different people throughout his life.

He is survived by his son, William L. Liddell Jr. and wife Betty Brock Liddell of Gloucester, Virginia; daughter, Mylia D. Liddell and husband Michael R. Lloyd of Lawrenceville, Georgia; stepdaughter Laurie Cooper and husband George of Flower Mound, Texas; stepdaughter Lisa Juliano and husband Kirk of McKinney, Texas; two grandchildren, Mary Patricia Liddell and William L. Liddell, III of Gloucester, Virginia; and four step grandchildren, William Evan Harris, III and Lauren Harris of Flower Mound, Texas and Ryan Juliano and Katy Juliano of McKinney, Texas, and many other loving relatives and friends. Bill is preceded in death by his parents Lester and Agnes Liddell, wife Mary Frances Bryant, and wife Patricia Lee Stober.

A memoriam celebrating the life of William Liddell will be held at a later date.

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Lisa Juliano

May 20, 2020

We were lucky to have Bill as part of our family for the last 20 years. He was always smiling and laughing and a joy to be around. He was a great Poppy to our kids and he will be greatly missed.

Jim and Marquerite Mouw

May 20, 2020

I met Bill and Rusty in 1970. We became great friends with a common interest in water skiing at competitive levels. Several of my most cherished memories of Bill centered around his positive attitude and patience. He exhibited these for me many times during camping trips for water skiing at the Chickahominy River near Williamsburg, VA. One session there particularly stands out. I was having a real bad day trick skiing, where boat speed is critical, and was spending more time in the water than on it. As many skiers will do with their driver, I fussed with Bill about not holding constant speed in the boat...even when knowing the problem was really mine. Bill smiled at me and agreed with me and promised to do a better job of driving; as he said that, I realized he knew he was not at fault but was agreeing with me as a means to convey to me that I needed to work harder on the skiing.

Those of us who are veterans can pay no higher compliment to our compatriots than to advise he was one of the "good guys". He was. I miss you Bill and know you are in a better place.
Jim Mouw

Michael Lloyd

May 19, 2020

My fondest memories of Bill were our regular Sunday night dinners at our house with Mylia and myself. Bill was crazy about our dog Pink and always gave her special attention when he arrived. Loved our beach trip last year - it was a special time for all of us. Bill was truly a wonderful man, always with a kind word and a great smile. I loved him and I will miss him very much.

Serena Sartor

May 18, 2020

I’ve had the privilege of knowing Mr. Bill for the past 16 years. He was the best neighbor ever. Mr. Bill was the kind of person that made you feel like you had known him forever. Needless to say, shortly after I first met he and Ms. Pat... we all quickly became the best of friends. Their friendship was a true blessing. Mr. Bill was a very kind man, a sweet man and someone that would do anything for anyone. He loved his family so much! He always greeted you with the biggest smile and a warm embrace. When my parents would come into town, they would always want to visit with Mr.Bill and Ms. Pat. We all had some super great times together and a whole lot of laughs. My children called him, “Uncle Bill”. He will be deeply missed. This world would definitely be a better place if there were more people like our “Mr.Bill”!

Bill Fletcher

May 18, 2020

Two years ago when I was at a low point in my life since my wife was terminally ill, I met a man with a 100 megawatt smile who gave me a reason to smile again. That person was Bill Liddell. He became my alterego , my doppleganger and most of all my friend. We completed each others sentence, laughed for no reason and read each others thoughts. I shall always remember him for his smile, his sense of humor and his unselfish sharing of his time with others. I will miss him forever.

Vickie O’Neill

May 18, 2020

I have known Bill (my 2nd Dad) since I was 19 years old after becoming best friends with MYLIA his daughter. When Bill would come home from work he would have a martini. I wasn’t into drinking at that time and didn’t know what a martini was. He asked if I wanted a dirty or dry martini. I said dry because who would want a dirty drink. Well I tried this dry martini and I’ve never had another. I think that was his secret way of teaching me about NOT Drinking. It’s worked for 45 years. I love you Mr. Bill and will miss you. ♥️🙏

Mylia Liddell

May 18, 2020

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to your local animal shelter or rescue group.
Thank you,
Mylia

Nancy Westberg

May 18, 2020

What a guy! He was so much fun just like his Dad. I remember meeting him for the first time when he stepped out of his motor home at the house in Kingston. I said, “Wow! You look just like your dad!” He has the same sense of humor and was always cheerful. I was able to visit with he and Pat in TX several times and enjoy their hospitality Texas style! He will be greatly missed especially by Mylia, I’m sure.
With love and peace to all of the family, Nancy

Ellen Heck

May 18, 2020

Bill loved to be with people whether it was bowling or a movie or a meal he would always bring joy.

Peter James

May 17, 2020

Bill “Pops” was my client who became friend and then family. I was part of the team(including Mylia) that took care of Dad since his tenure at the Independent Living facility all the way to the rehab facility where he made his exit.

Caring, compassionate, kind, jovial and pleasant are the words that come readily to mind in describing this phenomenal man. His infectious smile will be a constant in my memory. Bill was a giant in my book. He will he missed immensely. May his soul RIP and Gods light perpetually shine on him. I love you Pops.
Peter “the Plummer” James

FROM THE FAMILY

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