William James Bauer III

September 12, 1964October 29, 2018
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Billy Bauer (Goat), age 54, of Surprise, Arizona passed away on Monday October 29, 2018. Billy was born September 12, 1964. Billy was called home by the lord on Oct. 29th, 2018. Billy is survived by his mom Dottie, Sister Kim (Bob), Brother John (Dee), Brother Troy, his Daughters Tracy, Taylor, and Caroline, and his girlfriend Brooke and his Granddaughter Iris. Billy was predeceased by his dad Bill Bauer. Billy loved spending his past time tinkering in the garage and working on motorcycles. He loved doing tattoos on himself and anyone who wanted one. Billy was just a big kid at heart and would give you the shirt off his back. He was always a happy go lucky guy, and never had a care in the world. Billy was an amazing artist, he could draw just about anything you wanted him to. His specialty was skulls, he would repaint the gas tank on his motorcycle weekly with flames and skulls and you would think a professional artist had painted them. He also was a great cook, he could just go in the kitchen and throw some shit together and it would be delicious. Billy always enjoyed wowing the little kids with his magic tricks. He had all the kids believing he could pull a quarter out of their ear, or pull his thumb off. He was one of a kind, and will be so dearly missed.

A memorial celebration for Billy will be held Friday, November 9, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Surprise Funeral Care, 16063 W. Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ 85374. A cremation will occur. There will be a visitation with the Bauer Family from 5:00 - 6:00 P.M.

There will be a gathering at Kim's house immediately following the services :

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Bauer family.


  • Memorial Celebration Friday, November 9, 2018

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Deavin "radar" Sessom

November 9, 2018

I still don't wanna believe it. It seems like it was last night u we're at my place check-in on me .. Billy my brother I know ur watching over us especially Caroline,mom & Brooke. until the next time... Victory or Vahalla.. love u brother

Brooke Shepherd

November 7, 2018

My William, words can't explain how heartbroken and empty lost sad I feel. I miss you so much and the flashbacks of the accident when I hit the ground screaming billy only caring where you were and if you were okay. It's so messed up how you were taken from Caroline and I so soon especially the way it all happened. But baby YOU AND I been through so much its insane. We made so many memories and I'm glad you stayed with me and we had a family and that is the best thing you gave me was Caroline. She will know all of our memories baby. You will forever be mine and hers. You and I forever PIC xoxo we love you billy. Fly high until we meet again forever be in my heart ❤#1 always. I'm sorry again I wish we stayed and never left on the bike baby I can't believe your gone. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH. I know you love me and would want me to keep fighting and to get better and raise our baby. I'm trying I am its just hard without you here with me. Rest in peace baby..

kelly kline

November 6, 2018

Been making memories with you since I was 17 & your Nikis-" Billy Button". So grateful, the 3 of us, all had that spin on that weird swing-a-mig-jiggy at kings park, laughing, making amends another memory made but the hell we all got afterwards?! Proud of ya, for sticking with Caroline/Brooke along with staying with your mom, whom is the best mom in the whole world!- Dot:) As you were always there for us, we shall be there for your them. You just had to get niki a puppy, skip out before the holidays and leave alot of women crying over ya?!. Heres to- Piggyback rides, "trouble", billy bad ass yet always there to help his family, friends, neighbors, and then some. Would tell you straight up, best stories to tell, and that crooked smile of yours:) To the man with the anagram for his grandma-H.O.L.Y B.I.B.L.E.=He Only Left You Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. You once told me my deceased father told ya there is no beer in heaven, but I have to wonder,? Since then, your father is there now, so Beer has to have been added ;) ? You cant seem to stay out of trouble;)? Does this mean Grandma Faulkner might be using that bible on some assses to keep ya all out of trouble up there;)? Guess we all down here need to have that "Smokin " BBQ-ponder those thoughts, as would say you wanted but im not sure some of it i can put on here. LOL Love you Billy Bauer, - Kelly Kline (Niki Jones-Kline Mom and family)

Linda McFarland

November 4, 2018

Billy, To many memories!! Miss you so much!! Love you Bro!! Love and prayers to Brooke, baby Caroline & family!!

Steve Behrendt

November 1, 2018

RIP Jimmy! Gonna miss you Brother!
I remember a BBQ we were having and found out we had no charcoal for the grill, Jimmy went out to the Pecan tree on the side of the apt. grab some Pecan limbs. Best damn BBQ we ever had!!
Condolences to the Bauer Family.