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William ”Billy” J. Shaw
03/05/1969 — 07/29/2003
From Richland, WA, US | Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
William ”Billy” J. Shaw
William Billy J. Shaw, 34 years young, of Richland, died Tuesday, July 29, 2003 in Richland. He was born March 5, 1969, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was a journeyman master craftsman. He had a great passion for all that he took on. All family was the most important thing to this Gentle Giant. Billy is survived by his loving wife, road dog, soul mate and best friend, Joy; and sons, Michael Shaw 12 ½ and Dylan James Sheets Shaw 11.
Billy believed that family is measured by love, not by blood. He is also survived by his mom-in-law, Gayle; dad-in-law, Dennis; Grandma Leach, his faithful companions, Maddie and Oddie, and numerous friends who knew what a heart of gold our Billy had. Only the good die young. He will always be loved and very much missed. The sky now has a brighter star.
There will be a memorial service Saturday, August 2nd, from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. For information regarding place of service, please call 943-3861. Donations to help with the service costs may be mailed to Rita Leach, 1313 Marshall, Richland, WA 99352.
I have a poem for Billy that I wrote:
Sometimes we cannot express how we feel in words and only our heart knows. We know that we love you. You will always be in our hearts. Through remembering all the memories, is how you live on. Your laugh, your smile, your big heart. We woun’t forget you and, we will see you in the winder snow and in the endless sky. In the tops of trees and the rivers and lakes. We will love you always and never forget, the love, the joy, and the good times we spent.
I love you billy. And I know that even thought you are in heavan, you can hear me.
Dear Joy and family,
I’m so sorry for your loss. I am keeping you in my thaughts.
I will miss you, my sweet friend. Know that we will always Love you. Joy and Mike will always be safe. God bless you.
I recently learned of Billy’s death. My heart hurt. In the brief time I knew him I was so taken with his gentle spirit and his great love for his family which included his beloved pets. My deepest sympathy to Joy and his children. The world lost a true *gentle-man.* Judi