William "Bill" Glenn Stotts

Our beloved husband, father, son and brother, Bill Stotts, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008, at 68, after a long battle with heart disease and lung cancer.

Born Sept. 13, 1939, to Lawrence and Olive Stotts in Boulder, Colo. He was just 6 months old when the family moved to Phoenix, Ariz. Although living miles away, he always considered Phoenix home. After graduating from Phoenix Union High School, Bill proudly served in the United States Army as well as the Army Reserves. After his return from the Army he obtained his private pilot's license. Bill had a love of flight that he shared with his brother, Robert, and friends. He also loved car racing and was a fan of Indy and NASCAR. His years of employment went from owning a Richfield Service Station in Phoenix to working for Sunbeam Bread Co. and later driving longhaul truck for Ray Lumber. Bill earned the one million mile award and several safety awards. After moving to Grants Pass, Ore. in the early 1980s he worked as an independent truck driver for a number of years before purchasing the Rogue River Texaco Gas station, following which he owned Bill's Auto & Exhaust. Most recently, Bill worked for Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford, Ore.

Bill was loved and admired by all who knew him. He worked hard and had a generous and caring heart. He and his family have been very touched by the outpouring of support from his co-workers at the hospital and forever thankful for their generosity and that of his neighbors. Although gone from this life onto his eternal home, his legacy of love will comfort and inspire us all.

Bill's memory is cherished by his survivors which include his beloved wife of 16 years, Linda Jean Stotts, of Rogue River, Ore.; his daughter, Shelley Clark, her husband, Kendall; granddaughters, Crystal Scioly, of Spokane Wash.; Tanya Clark, of Beaverton, Ore., and KayCee Clark, of Spokane, Wash.; son, Richard Stotts, of Tacoma, Wash. He is also survived by his mother, Olive Stotts, of Phoenix, Ariz.; brother, Robert Stotts, of Burbank, Calif., sister, Olivia Anderson, and husband, Lloyd, of Gilbert, Ariz.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Stotts.

A funeral service will be at — p.m., Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, at Hull & Hull Chapel with Father Ronald Nelson officiating. Private mausoleum entombment will be at All Souls Cemetery and Mausoleum in Long Beach, Calif. Arrangements entrusted to Hull & Hull Funeral Directors. Condolences may be made to the family at www.since1928hull.com. Friends and Family are encouraged to make contributions in memory of William G. Stotts to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.