After years of struggling as a student, Bill graduated from high school and joined the navy (working on the USS Enterprise 4 years). He traveled the world, and he was trained in electronics—particularly the video recording—on the ship.
He loved to work on things, particularly pulling apart cars and appliances, and then later in the navy, he perfected his skills in electronics. He was a Technical Trainer for Cox Cable in Baton Rouge. He was comfortable out in the field working and he loved to teach. Bill was one of the first technicians to put in fiber optic cable in Baton Rouge.
At age 41, Bill suddenly died in his sleep of a heart attack.
By then, he was the father of Casey (8 yrs) and Blake (3 yrs) and Caleb (not yet born when Bill passed away).