William Avery
William S. Avery, Jr.
  • 55 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 7, 1958
  • Place of birth:
    Rockledge, Florida, United States
  • Date of passing: Apr 3, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Cocoa, Florida, United States
In loving memory of Will "Billy" Avery...we will miss you, and remember you always.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, William Avery, Jr., 55, born on September 7, 1958 and passed away on April 3, 2014. Please share your stories, thoughts, memories, here to help us keep his memory and life with us, always.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Donna Kramer Merritt on 7th September 2015

"Happy Birthday Will. Sending love to your memory, to our memories.  I miss you, and love you, to the moon the and back, forever and always, Dee"

This tribute was added by E Merritt on 3rd April 2014

"This morning the world lost a larger than life soul, our dear Will.  

He was diagnosed 5 1/2 years ago with his first cancer, and since then has had a heroic roller coaster of of on and off fighting the cancer, pain, relief, more cancer, laughter, tears, hugs, and treatments. He made it through more than we could imagine or thought was possible. Today he was given some peace, and he slipped away painlessly in Florida with his loving sister by his side.

All of those who knew Will would be able to tell you a hilarious or "oh God, he did what?" kind of story, and would smile with remembering his humor and character.  He was such a character.

He has been loved, and will continue to be loved, by many people. Our family and friends will miss his presence, his force, his hugs, his straight shooting but mischievous way, and his laughter.

Will has been my dad since I was just about 8. He came into our life when it was broken and he helped put us back together. He taught me so many important things, helped guide me in so many ways, and provided endless love and laughter (and a bit of frustration, that stubborn guy!) for me. He has been a rock for most of my life. I'm forever grateful to know and love him, and for how he helped my mom raise me.  They did a pretty good job, if I do say so myself.  :)

I'm very sad, but immediately under the sadness is endless gratitude to have had the gift of a wonderful dad and loving parents, the endless love of our family and support of our friends.  The outpouring of love in the last year (and years) has been so appreciated and needed. Thank you thank you thank you.

We have been blessed this last year to reconnect with him after a few years of silence, to be there for him as much as he let us, reminisce, laugh, cry, and allow for a lot of peace. While nothing can prepare you for a day like today, we were able to visit in December and watch him dance, smile, and give us hugs, and tell him we loved him on the phone on Monday before he was under morphine.  We are lucky to have had this time together and I know we have said all the things we possibly could, but there will never be enough hugs or "love you Pumpkin'" from him, to fill the rest of my days without him.

Thank you Will for all you have given me, watch over me, I hope I make you proud.  Miss you already.

Rest in peace and in love,
William S. Avery Jr.
9.07.1958 - 4.03.2014"

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Donna Kramer Merritt


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