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Memorial Home

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William's Life and Photo Gallery

Early Years
Teen Years
The Crime
Epilogue

William's Room

William's Interests,  Links, and Artwork

Poetry
Artwork

William's Memorials

Information on Some of the Other Memorials Dedicated To William's Memory
(Come See the Daylily)

News Reports

Text of the News Stories Surrounding William's Murder and the Trials.

Bereavement and Grief

An Extensive List of Links and Information
on Sites Useful to Grieving Teens and Adults

Contents
Victim Rights
Grief and Family Support
Organizations Related To Gun Violence
Bulletin Boards and Chats
Bibliography

Memorial Scholarship Information

Information on the Memorial Scholarship Funds

Other Memorial Sites

Links to Other Memorial Sites on the Web.  You May Submit Your Own Memorial Site To Your Loved One Here, As Well

Bill's Scribblings

Published and Unpublished Articles Written by Me   Regarding My Own Grief and Sense of Loss. 

Contents
Editorials
Talks and Writings
Selected Newsgroup Posts
Journal Entries
Letters

Two Short Fictions

A "Letter of Demonic Advice" in the style of C. S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters
regarding the loss of a child and a short story I'd like to believe could come true.


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Photos of William
After the Age of 13

- When William was 14, he moved to Tennessee with his mom, brother and sister. They remained there until March, 1997 when they moved back home to Richmond. During this time, William's artistic talents began to mature. He drew, wrote poetry, and took up the electric guitar. Because he was naturally left-handed, he actually learned to play both left- and right- handed. Left-handed on his own guitar, a Kramer which he bought second-hand and strung upside-down, and right-handed on everyone else's. William jammed with his friends constantly, and he and I would often jam when we would get together. Occasionally, he would call me up and play some tunes and riffs over the phone for me, just to show me that he had been practicing, and to show off a little.

- He made deep and lasting friendships during this period, and began to show himself as an honorable, loyal, and stable figure among his group. His friends remember him fondly, and with great sorrow, because they know that William's kindness and gentle talent was a rare treasure. He cared about them, he protected them, and he loved them. When he moved away, his friends were deeply saddened. When he died, they were heartbroken, for they knew the value of the life which had been taken from them.

- In the summers of 1995 and 1997, William went to work with me daily to work on theatrical productions for which I was designing and providing scenery. Those days hold special memories for me, as we began to develop a working relationship, and a friendship which went beyond the bonds of father and son. William became my best friend during that time, and I wish for all fathers the joy of this type of relationship with their sons. It is not to be missed.

- William worked hard, he studied hard, and he proved himself an intelligent, caring, and gentle young man who was deeply thoughtful and spiritual. He was filled with joy and laughter, and even though he went through his share of teen-age angst and growing pains, he always remained open to his parents' advice and instruction, and the experiences and values we tried to share with him. We always respected him, and he did his best to respect and cooperate with us as his parents.

- He loved the outdoors, and as a scout, he enjoyed camping, skiiing, and working together with the group to make good things happen. He appreciated the works of a variety of science-fiction and fantasy writers, and though his musical tastes were more in line with more contemporary bands, he could and did appreciate a wide variety of styles of music. His friendships were also wide-ranging. He often went out of his way for his friends, and he often befriended people of all ages who were in need of friendship and care. He respected everyone equally, and even though he himself was often very popular, he never traded on that popularity, prefering instead to place the needs of others in priority.

These pictures were taken in 1994 when William, Paul, and Mary were visiting for Christmas:

 

- In 1995, William participated in my wedding with Elise, his step-mom. William and Elise developed a wonderful relationship which was based on mutual respect, shared interest, and sincere affection. She took it upon herself to educate him in the finer points of music that he had missed, Elton John, Eric Clapton, and Bob Dylan among others.

- He looked pretty good in a tuxedo, don't you think?.



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The Crime

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