What a great man of God he was! Billy taught me how to remain gracious under pressure, how to keep telling jokes even when the last one bombed, how to fish a lake that had more underwater tree roots in it than bass (or so it seemed), and how to love my wife.
Billy, you will be missed by all those who love you and enjoyed your company. Thankfully, most everyone who knew you also knows Christ, and we will meet up again in Heaven.
I hope you are part of the welcoming committee formed to greet me when I get there. Your smile is something I want to see right away after I get to Heaven.
In Christ's love,