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William Otis Engles
05/26/1947 — 04/18/2012
From Spokane, WA | Born in Portland, OR
William Otis Engles
William Bill O. Engles 64
Bill Engles died peacefully Wednesday April 18, 2012 at the Spokane Veterans Home in Spokane, Washington. Bill was born in Portland, Oregon on May 26, 1947. After graduating high school in Burbank, Bill joined the United States Navy. He served three tours and was injured in the Vietnam War, and came back. After that he came to the Tri-Cities area and raised his children with the strength and pride we all know Bill to have. In doing this he worked with Northwest Laborers Union until retirement. Bill was an easy going guy that loved to play poker with his friends, play fantasy football, and solve crossword puzzles. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Maxine and Dale, his sister Merle and his daughter Tawnya. He is survived by his son Shiloh Jennifer, daughter Karlie, long time partner Sharon, 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchildren.
The service will be held at the Memories at Sunset Event Center 915 Bypass Highway Richland, WA on Wednesday April 25th, 2012 at 2:00pm reception to follow.
R.I.P. buddy – now you are up there with all that lightning and thunder you loved so much.
I am so sorry to hear that Bill passed away. I was hoping that his condition would be helped in time. I will miss seeing him at the 7-11 store where he stopped by almost every day. And his favorite candy bar will be etched into my mind. I really liked Bill and hope that the family will take strength from above to help them through this.
My family and I will miss you as much as we know Karlie will. Karlie is always welcome in our home. Bill you raised a Beautiful daughter she is lost right know and looking for all the right guidance to get her through. She is looking forward to driving the jeep you promised her she could have, that vehicle has memories of you and her with better days. In sympathies to Bill’s Family We understand the loss of a Family member . Remember the better happier times. That is what he would want.
RIP Daddy :’
I have had the pleasure of working with bill throught my career at energy northwest.
He would always stop to shake my hand no matter what he was doing or holding and then have a short story to tell, usualy funny.
He is one of those good guys you always wanted to see during the outage and any other time of the year.
There will be a void during the next ougate.
He would always be asking what I was carving on and then have a snipit or bite of advise and we would both laugh as it was funny as well. And if I had a stick with me he would call it a shalele! and then giggle.
Bill you will be missed in my world and may god bless him and his family.
Juan J. Marin