My deepest condolences and sympathy to you and your family during this unforseen tragedy. Kathy (IrishMiss) and I have started both of our last two nightly conversations updating information on what has been seen here on the Board. I can't say that I understand what you're going through but I want you to know that there are people out there who do care and have been lifting you and your family up in prayer. Don't let the negative vibes from others get you down. Keep looking up for your strength. My heart goes out to you. I never met your dad but I spoke with him either here on the board or on Facebook. Hang in there!!!!
January 12, 1966 - A day which will live in infamy; especially for us devoted 1966 Batman fans!
I will always have great memories of my time with him.
All the best to you.
I write this with a very heavy heart. I got to know Billy personally via this Bat Board. Over the years we contacted each other through PMs, emails & phone calls. In 2005 he graciously accepted my request to become Moderator on THE CAVE Board's TV BAT Forum. I knew he'd be up to the task of being a friendly & fair overseer.
Billy always had a way to make me laugh, his southern drawl was infectious!
He was indeed a very kind & generous fellow. Back in 2006 he held monthly giveaways in both BAT communities to celebrate the show's 40th anniversary. At his own expense, and without asking for anything in return, Billy would also randomly mail out Hot Wheels 1966 Batmobiles (or other collectible items) to some fellow board members - such a giving heart he had!
His prop-building talents were amazing. The custom-made BAT & HORNET props were the talk of our community!
What happened with Billy & his innocent son Andrew is definitely beyond comprehension, but I'd rather bless than judge. Billy would always end his emails to me with a blessing. I do the same for my Bat Bro now.
May God's Light shine eternally on the souls of Billy and Andrew, and may their spiritual journey be joyous & peaceful - blessed be!
This is a favorite photo of mine from 2006. He was surely in his BAT element!
Billy's own words:
Here's a pic of me in Dans car wearing the very first cowl I ever made!
I got Adam to sign it at the show!
Please know that you, your dad and your brother will always have a special place in my heart. We have so enjoyed seeing you grow up. Time goes by so fast! I think it is safe for me to say that you always have a home here, people here that care about you and want you to be happy.
With the organ donation it will be nice to know that part of Andrew will live on. Lives can be saved by our superhero Andrew. I do know how hard it can be to decide, it takes great strength, which you have!!
Bless you and your family
All of my prayers for his family and friends.
...no need to worry about that, because we know you will.
We may not understand why things moved in a certain direction here, but He knows, and in my humble opinion, He understands.