William Pappas

William Pappas

On Thursday, July 25th, 2019, William (Bill) Anthony Pappas passed away suddenly at the age of 65. Bill, Billy to friends and family, was born on November 24th, 1953, in Oroville, California.

In his own words, the best and most important decision Bill ever made was to ask his beloved wife, Diana to marry him. Raising an eternal family was his greatest work in life. Bill led his family with quiet strength, teaching—often without words—how to love, give, serve, work, and have faith.

Bill was a creator; he loved to work with his hands. From gardening to woodworking, Bill never stopped making things. His creative talent shone brightest through the poems he wrote and the food he cooked. He wrote poems for most of his life, and gave them selflessly to those he loved. He created works of art with his food and shared them with everyone. His love, heart, and strength will be missed by all whose lives he touched.

Bill is survived by his wife, Diana, and seven children: Danita, Samuel, Russell, Jaeda, Randon, Casey, and Anthony.

Services for Bill will be held at 1403 S Wahanna Rd in Seaside on Saturday, August 3rd at 1pm.

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I was six years old when I met Billy. A week later he became my brother. He was the man who inspired the term “in-law is for family you don’t like.” I’ve told most of you about him. How he & Diana got married, or his food, the words my mom said when she met him, or 100 other stories that were pure Billy! I guess I shouldn’t worry. Your wife has strong faith and a good heart. You raised your kids to adulthood. Not maturity, but adulthood. They’ve already shown they can usually handle life and contribute to it. Is it selfish of me to be sad that my sister doesn’t get to spend time with the love of her life? Or that my nieces and nephews don’t have their daddy to kick around anymore. You won’t be forgotten Billy, but you will most certainly be missed.

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