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“Our sympathy goes out to the family. Billy was a wonderful friend to me, having first met him in 1977. He had this enormous heart. We were...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: gale ornelis - port st lucie, FL

“We will all truly miss Billy. He was such a kind, loving man who always made us feel welcome, no matter what was going on. His rendition of Me and...Read More »
2 of 26 | Posted by: Dani Vaughn - East Moline, IL

“Billy will certainly be missed by everyone who knew him. We will always have fond memories of Billy and Gamber Cove. He holds a special place in...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Zoe Tate - Washington, IL

“Linda & Family , Our hearts go out to you . we will miss Billy , he was a dear friend . He will be in our hearts forever , Butch & Luretha ”
4 of 26 | Posted by: Butch & Luretha

“Sincere sympathy to Linda & family. We are very saddened by the loss of Billy, a wonderful Grandpa to our two grandsons, Jake & Josh. Am so glad,...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: Sandy Lauper - Carbon Cliff, IL

“Linda, I am truly sorry for your loss. I wish you peace and comfort during this time. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
6 of 26 | Posted by: Lynn Foster - Brandon, FL

“i am so sorry for your loss. may he rest in peace. peace to all of you. billy was a kind, caring and giving person. I have great memories of him from...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: joan (hendricks) mccumber - IL

“Billy and I were friends a long time, even though I had not seen him since Jerry passed away in 2000 I thought of him all the time and tried to get a...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: Helen Youngs - Des Moines, IA

“Linda and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Billy Bob will be missed by many. Camp will not be the same. Just remember, Billy is in a much better...Read More »
9 of 26 | Posted by: Cammie Hengstberger - IL

“Billy will surely be missed by everyone who knew him. What a fun loving guy he was! We certainly had alot of fun times. REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND. Our...Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: Susie and Sam Loveless - IL

“Rest in Peace Billy. You were a friend to all and a great Union man. ”
11 of 26 | Posted by: Butch Gernant - Geneseo, IL

“Linda and familyWe are sorry for you loss. Billy was a great man and will be missed. ”
12 of 26 | Posted by: Terry and Kay Dwyer - Pekin, IL

“We have truly lost one of the best there ever was! Billy was so loved and will be greatly missed. I am so happy that we got to be with him when we...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Sheila Rogers - Huber Heights, OH

“Linda and familyI'm so sorry for your loss. Billy was a great man and will truly be missed by many people!! I feel blessed to have known him. ”
14 of 26 | Posted by: Katrina Sidwell - Pekin, IL

“Wayne, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
15 of 26 | Posted by: gail Tolliver Van Damme - IL

“Dear Linda, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Billy was truly one of our best Texas freinds, as there was many sing songs,dances,...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: Ron & Helen Meakin

“Linda: what fun there was when Billy was around. He so loved you and his family. We will miss him so much. Mama Jessie Daddy Bob Sister Wanda ”
17 of 26 | Posted by: Mom and Dad Cordwell-Sister Wanda Too - IL

“Linda, We are so sorry for your loss. Billy was a kindhearted, fun loving guy who will be missed by everyone. He made everyone he met feel like...Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: Sharon and Bob Stogdell - Colona, IL

“Linda Sorry I can't be there for you as I have to be in Springfield. There are a lot of good memories of Billy . He will be truely missed. ”
19 of 26 | Posted by: Joyce BROWN - East Moline, IL

“Billy, You and all your family are in our thoughts and prayers..Billy was a wonderful, fun loving guy...He made everyone laugh..I keep thinking about...Read More »
20 of 26 | Posted by: Linda (Franks) Nache - IL - Aunt

“No words can express how sad we are feeling. Everyone in the world should be so blessed as to have a friend like Billy. He was such a kind,loving...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Mary Lou Neels - Moline, IL

“We also will miss his laughfter GUITAR. We Prayed last Winter when walking;around the Park Past Lot 65A May he Rest Inpeacee. ”
22 of 26 | Posted by: Mavis Mohr and Tom Laing - IA

“My kids have always called him Grandpa Billy. My husband has always thought of him as his "Other Dad". What a sad loss for those of us who Billy ...Read More »
23 of 26 | Posted by: Andrea Nitzel - Coal Valley, IL

“To All of you Billy was an Awesome Man and I'm so Glad I got to know him. I'm Sorry for your loss, but he is joining alot of Good People on the other...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: Bridget Wilson - Moline, IL

“You were a good friend and a great man. I believe you never met a stranger and will be truly missed. I wish we could have taken that motorcycle ride...Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: eric nelson - gamber cove, IL

“Thanks for all the music,fishing and dancing we did. You will be missed and now you are having your Keystone and playing your guitar for the Angels....Read More »
26 of 26 | Posted by: Teddi Krebill - Rock Island, IL


Billy J. Williams, 64, of Victoria, IL, died on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at his home.

A Memorial Service will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, June 8, 2012 at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., 6601 38th Avenue, Moline. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at the funeral home. Per his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. Burial will be at National Cemetery at Rock Island Arsenal. Military Honors will be performed by the Moline American Legion Post #246. Memorials may be made to his family or a charity of your choice.

Billy was born on July 30, 1947 the son of Kenneth B. and Colleen D. (Franks) Williams. He married Saundra Wells in November of 1968. He later married Linda S. Dyer on February 13, 1998 in Mission, TX. Billy began his career with John Deere in 1965 as a welder. For the last 18 years of his career, he was the shop chairman for UAW Local 434, retiring in 1995. He was a member of the Moline VFW Post # 2153 and former member of the Moline American Legion Post #246. Billy enjoyed playing the guitar and fishing. He was a loving family man who did not know a stranger. Billy was always the first one to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. His greatest joy was having his family together.

Survivors include
Wife Linda Williams Victoria, IL
Children Steven R. (Amy Jo) Williams Taylor Ridge, IL
Darin S. (Tori) Williams Moline, IL
Kimberly A. (Special Friend, Richard) Williams Moline, IL
Step Children Jason W. Davis Rock Island, IL
Kristin M. Davis Moline, IL
9 Grandchildren Jacob, Aaliyah, Teya, Austin, Makenzie, Jake, Joshua, Jordan, and Eric
1 Great Grandchild
Sister Joan (David) Hansen Silvis, IL
Brothers Michael K. (Debbie) Williams Rock Island, IL
Kenneth W Williams Moline, IL
Very Special Great Aunt Maemae

He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Baby D.

Online condolences may be left for the family by visiting his obituary at www.esterdahl.com.