William John Douglas
February 5, 1959  -  July 21, 2017

William John Douglas

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Celebration of Life Service
Carey Hand Colonial Chapel
2811 Curry Ford Road
Orlando, FL  32806
Thursday, July 27, 2017
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William John Douglas died unexpectedly on July 21st, 2017 in Orlando, FL at the age of 58.

Bill is survived by His wife, Susan; Children Suzanne, Kimberly & William Jr.: Step Children Clinton, Phillip & Charmain; Grandchildren Cheyenne, Kylee, Colin & Savannah.

Bill was born on February 5th, 1959 in Wilmington, Delaware to James Charles Douglas, Sr. & Betty Douglas. Bill graduated from UCF with a Master’s degree in Instructional Technology.

Bill was a reserved gentle person who loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He had a passion for building and a strong determination to figure things out. As a self -proclaimed Trekkie, who loved all things science fiction, he never missed an opportunity to explore new endeavors. He always had a creative solution for a problem, for better or worse, but it was his imagination that made everything fun and adventurous. His grandchildren would describe him as friendly, smart, caring and positive. It is these qualities that he has instilled in them, and through them, his legacy will go on.

A funeral is scheduled for 10am Thursday, July 27th at Carey Hand Colonial Funeral Home. Rev. Carpenter will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Bill's life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The American Heart Association.


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  1. Dennis Higdon
    Winter Park, FL

    I am broken hearted to hear of Bills passing. Our world has lost a wonderful man and I can only prey his family understands he was taken because he is so special to God and anyone who knew him.
    I only had the pleasure of working near him and getting to know his wonderful personality and life force, I can only wish I had the opportunity to get to know him better.
    I know Bill effected everyone's life in a positive way and direction, I can only wish more of the world had the opportunity to know him as well!!

    God Bless you all!
    Dennis Higdon , 7156 Green Needle Dr, Winter Park, Fl. 32792, 407-733-8901

  2. Kathy and Gary Garrett

    For our dear brother in-law, Bill who will be sadly missed. You made my sister Sue very happy and we could see how much you loved each other. We only met a few times because of living so far away, but you will always be in our hearts. God Bless xxx

  3. Nick Mitchley
    Orlando, FL

    I am very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. We worked together for over twelve years, and he was one of the most genuine people I have had the pleasure of knowing. He was knowledgeable, kind and thoughtful and we had plenty of good laughs together over the years. He will be truly missed. God bless you Bill.

  4. Heidi and family
    Bury St Edmunds,

    So sorry to hear of your passing. We only met a few times. When we visited your home during the Christmas period in 2008 you and auntie Sue made us feel so welcome. RIP Bill it was a pleasure to meet you.

  5. Andrew Geoghegan

    I only had the pleasure of meeting you a couple of times Bill, over here in the UK, it was quite clear you were a nice genuine caring gentleman who made my aunt Susan very happy. Such a sad loss, but enjoy your time up there with the stars and heavens casinos! And please look out for my dad Michael, he will show you around! R.I.P. Bill

  6. John beck
    Chuluota, FL

    I'll miss Bill very much he was a great guy and a very good friend. Words really can't express the loss I feel

  7. Heidi
    Bury St Edmunds, WY

    I've only met Bill once when I visited USA with my family and can say that Bill welcomed and treated us as part of his family. We had a lovely time and felt like we we're welcomed into Bills and My auntie Sue's home. Thank you Sue and thank you Bill. Rest in Peace.

  8. Richard & Irene Geoghegan - and Family (England)
    Kedington, FL

    *For Bill*.....I know we here as a Family, are still extremely saddened on Bills passing, and logistically and unfortunately cannot attend his farewell (Sue will understand) But I feel compelled to put something up somewhere, either as on Social media, or via his obituary, and would firstly just like to echo completely what Our family have said and stated on these mediums. And that I would go a little further in saying. - I am sure Bill would not have minded me writing this, and I have no doubt that he would have completely understood and appreciated such whilst he is looking down on Thursday? - (Quote: Tasha Yar).........Death is that state in which one exists only in the memory of others. Which is why it is not an end. No goodbyes. Just good memories. Hailing frequencies closed, sir....
    - Au revoir, Bill xx ...and God speed!

  9. Ronald Gray
    Cumming, GA

    Will miss my fellow I&C tech, whom I worked with side by side for years at Stanton. Unit B is what it is today because of Bill and all of us who worked so well as a team together. We overcame so many obstacles and did our best to be all we could be. Bills drive and support helped make our jobs easy and fulfilling. Until we meet again Bill.

  10. Bill Von Ohlen
    Clermont, FL

    Although I only had the pleasure of working with Bill for the past 6 months, I feel like I lost a very good friend. He will be missed.

  11. Patricia Holmes

    So very sorry to learn of Bill's passing. Especially after he had endured and overcome so much recently. I grew up in the same street as Susan in the UK. My thought and prayers to Susan and Bill's family at this very sad time!

  12. Daniel &Teresa Tabor
    Muldrow, OK

    Our prayers and love are you all during this loss. Wish we could be there for you all during this. Love you all, Daniel (old man) and Teresa Tabor.

  13. Michael Moyer
    Titusville, FL

    I only got to work with Bill for a short period of time but he will always be remembered as an easy going person. He was always willing to pitch in and help no matter what the situation. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  14. Barry & Jacqueline Geoghegan and family
    cambridge, NH

    Bill we only saw you occasionally. The few times we visited you, and the times you came to the UK to visit us all when Mother was still with us. Mother was a great judge of character and she took to you immediately because you were such a nice caring thoughtful and sincere person . We all here, your UK family think the same ,such a unique character who loved our sister to bits and looked after her so dearly ...R.I.P fella we will all miss you xxxxxxx

  15. Nicky Goodwin and Family

    It was a pleasure meeting you Bill, back in September 2008. You have had a time of it with your heart and hope you are now at ease. RIP and God Bless, The Goodwins in England x

  16. John and Karen Geoghegan
    Ryde, FL

    It is such a great loss to lose such a down to earth, kind hearted and genuine chap like bill , Im sure your up there now banging spocks ears.
    May you rest in peace bro.
    Our deepest thoughts are with big sis sue and the rest of the family at this sad time. love from Karen and John.

  17. Dale Turner
    Orlando, FL

    I worked with Bill several years and always enjoyed the time spent. He was a very friendly and outgoing person who was willing to do anything for anyone. His enthusiasm for the work he did was very contagious. He will be missed. "Fair Winds and Following Seas Bill"

  18. James Patterson
    Auburndale, FL

    Bill is dearly missed by all at the plant. Bill was very friendly man that was willing to help anyone with anything. Bill was a pleasure to work with, may he rest in peace.

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