×

Demaine Funeral Home

5308 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA

OBITUARY

William A. Caruthers III

December 7, 1979July 22, 2020
Play Tribute Movie

Of Clifton, VA went to be with the Lord on July 22, 2020 at the age of 40.

Beloved son of William and Rebecca (nee Frazier) Caruthers; cherished brother of Deborah (Bryan) Garrett and Cynthia (David) Cramer; dear uncle of Sara Garrett, Emma Cramer, and Lee Garrett; and caring grandson of Emma Aurelia Caruthers. Additionally, he is survived by eight aunts, six uncles, and a host of cousins and extended family. William will also be dearly missed by Roxy, his dog and loyal companion.

William was the spiritual center of his family. His devotion to his Christian faith inspired him to connect with his family daily and increase their faith with a scripture, song, or word of encouragement. This was also reflected in all he did as a member of First Baptist Church in Springfield, VA. He loved cars, his guitar collection, and music of all kinds. A fierce negotiator, William was always looking to make a deal.

Friends are welcome at Demaine Funeral Home, 5308 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA on Tuesday, July 28 from 5-8 pm. A service to celebrate William’s life will be held at First Baptist Church, 7300 Gary Street, Springfield, VA on Wednesday, July 29 at 11 am. Interment will follow at Fairfax Memorial Park, 9900 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA.

For those that wish to make a donation in William’s memory, the family suggests First Baptist Church of Springfield.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 28, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Memories

William A. Caruthers III

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Bryan Garrett

July 30, 2020

Hey brother. You’re funeral was as beautiful as a funeral could be. I did the best I could to share some memories. There are so many more I wish I could share. So many I wish we could relive. We will do the best we can to talk care of mom and Mr. Caruthers. Rest easy little brother.

Albert Romano

July 29, 2020

My heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to the entire family. May God give you all the strength to endure the heartbreak of Billy's passing. May he Rest in Peace.

With Love
Albert

Melanie Green

July 29, 2020

William was my first cousin on my mother's side. All his life everyone called him Billy, but recently he preferred William so I will respect his wishes. I was in my senior year of high school when he was born, and went away to college the next year. So I never spent a lot of time with him growing up.

He was 12 at my wedding. Later, when I brought my own kids home to visit we sometimes saw him. I remember his passion for cars, music and his love of animals, especially his dog. He once gave my son one of his guitar pedals because he knew my son was really into electric guitar. He was a generous man.

I am shocked and saddened by his loss at such a young age. All the family will miss him, and my heart aches for my Aunt Becky, Uncle Bill, cousins Debby & Cindy and their kids. It is a tragic loss, but I know William will live on in the memories of his family and I hope that brings some comfort.

Nell Shaughney

July 29, 2020

Memories - I remember when Billy was young and my son Shawn (Billy cousin) would go to Billy house for a week in summer and they would have great fun. Then Billy matured and recently he would send me Bible passages to try to console me while I was grieving from my husband passing. Billy was kind, gentle and compassionate young man. I love you Billy and will miss you.
Love Aunt Nell

Tom Chicca

July 28, 2020

Sue and I are so terribly sorry to hear about your loss. No parent should have to experience such grief. We'll keep you all in our prayers.

Cindy Cramer

July 28, 2020

Thank you dear brother for all the warmest memories. Your love is with me always. I will miss all the talks we would have about Jesus. Your passion for Jesus was fierce. Your were a light in this world and you shine bright in the heavens. I love you my little brother.

lee garrett

July 28, 2020

Thank you Billy, you were a great uncle and also a friend. Times like this remind you how short life is and how important it is to keep faith. Rest in peace.

David cramer

July 27, 2020

I will certainly miss the passion you had for learning what made others happy. You would take the time to find out others passion and then learn about it on your own to give you an inside scoop with each person. You were so good at not wasting your time with conversations that you weren't interested in. You could exit a conversation without offending anyone..I must learn that skill.
Live and miss you brother.

Vivian Crowley

July 27, 2020

Billy, I miss you. We had such lovely lunches with your mom, and your Aunt Shirley. All of our birthdays and Christmas together. You always led us in prayer before we got back in our cars. You drove here in the ice when John needed jogging pants. I will never forget you. Love, Vivian

Gary Sokola

July 27, 2020

So sorry to hear this sad news. I'll never forget when young Billy Caruthers went forward during the invitation hymn on a Sunday morning in the early 1990s at First Baptish Church of Springfield. I was always a strong believer in singing all verses of any hymn, as leaving any verse out often leaves the hymn's message lacking. Fortunately we did so that day as Billy came forward on the last verse. Then Pastor Wheeless turned around to signal Gary Lamb to keep the hymn going while he talked with Billy about his great decision. I couldn't help but think there were people wondering why he had to wait until the last verse, hungry and anxious to get away to Sunday dinner. But God had other plans. As we proceeded to sing the hymn through a second time, others came forward. I don't remember if it was 3 or 4 people who came forward that day, all because Billy kept the hymn going. Praise The Lord! We'll see Billy again!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY