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I was in the SWT Bobcat band when Bill was Drum Major. He was incredible! I am truly sorry to hear of his passing.


Posted by: Shann Manning Gary - Uvalde, TX   Sep 04, 2007

My deepest sympathy. I probably haven't seen you since May 1965, but I can still see Bill leading the SM Rattler Band.


Posted by: DeAnn Schubert White - Staples, TX   Sep 04, 2007

To the Phillips family,

We are sorry that we can?t be with you in person at the Memorial Service, but wanted to pay tribute to Bill who is simply irreplaceable. I remember the first time I met Bill was at a Ripley?s managers meeting in the Bahamas. His passion for life, his jokes, his laughter and his genuineness was refreshing and endearing. We immediately ?clicked? and that began a long friendship, now over 20 years.

He was like a big brother

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Posted by: Sylvia & Warren Matiko - Nashville, TN   Sep 03, 2007

The world has lost a ray of sunshine. He brought happiness to so many and will be dearly missed.


Posted by: Penny Edwards Vaughn - New Braunfels, TX   Sep 03, 2007

Davis,we were saddened to hear of your Father's passing. He was one of the first people we met at our initial Ripley's meeting in Quebec and we shared lots of laughs. Kindly entend our condolences to the rest of your family. Thom & Heather


Posted by: Thom & Heather Mac Millan - Wood Islands   Sep 03, 2007

Bill was a hightly influential and motivating factor in my professional career, and a close personal friend and colleague. My recently deceased partner of almost 25 years, Charles Chapman, and I spent many a wonderful evening being hosted by Bill and Janet in their home in the Dallas area during our wax museum days. We'd sit on the floor for hours under the soft glow of candlelight, sipping vino and talking about anything and everything. Those were great times. And

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Posted by: Drew Edward Hunter - Jacksonville, HI   Sep 03, 2007

Janet and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Mark and Jennifer Hecht


Posted by: Mark and Jennifer Hecht - San Antonio, TX   Sep 03, 2007

Dear Janet & Family - I was so sorry to hear about Bill. He was a wonderful man and he will be truly missed. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. With Sympathy, Sharon Berry


Posted by: Sharon & Pat Berry;Jennifer & Walter Powell; Elizabeth & Brian - New Orleans, LA   Sep 03, 2007

My Dear Friend Bill,

You are a special human being and will be sadly missed in this world. You always knew the right words of encouragement, had a warm heart and the knack to make everyone laugh. Your warped sense of humour was unmatchable - and I will miss your emails tremendously!

My love and prayers go out to your dear wife Janet, who I was never lucky enough to meet, but heard so much about. And also to your pride

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Posted by: Jan Johnson - Burlington   Sep 03, 2007

Janet & Family...Perry & I were saddened to hear of Bill's passing. It seems only yesterday we were having lots of fun in high school. Bill was a friend to all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. Perry & Pam Settemeyer


Posted by: Pam Storey Settemeyer - San Antonio, TX   Sep 03, 2007