Billy Joe Myers
October 28, 1954 to January 13, 2021
Billy Joe Myers (Wild Bill) got up out of his wheelchair and walked through the gates of heaven, earning his golden wings at 66 years old on Wednesday, January 13th at his home in Lake Havasu, Arizona.
Bill was born on October 28, 1954 in Sidney, Nebraska to John and Shirley Lebault Myers. He had two sisters, Dianna and Shelly and two brothers, John and Steve. Bill sincerely enjoyed harassing his siblings throughout his life. Bill enjoyed an honest, hard days work. He accredited his work ethic to when he worked on a ranch as a ranch hand in his teenage years.
Bill married Vickie Henderson in 1975 and became a step-father to Mark and Bobbi Jo Kessinger. The couple had a son, Johnny together in 1977. They later divorced. Bill met his soulmate Shelly Rich in 2002. They married on November 11th, 2011 at 11:11 a.m. Bill became a step-father to Andy, Ronica, and Danny Lowe. Together they adopted Ashlee Rich in 2006. Bill had an enormous heart for children and was a kind and loving father to his own children as well as many other’s that he loved as his own including: Breann and Kristin Carpenter; and Samantha and Kate Marshall. Bill thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his wife and many children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
They were the pride and joy of his life. Bill worked as a field foreman at AMES Construction until he retired in 2012. At AMES, he always pushed his skills and could operate any piece of heavy equipment they put him in. Bill was loved and trusted by his coworkers and he enjoyed his time spent there.
Bill was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed 4-wheeling, taking his grandkids for rides on his Rhino, fishing, and hunting. Bill loved to entertain and cook for his friends and family and made sure that everyone that came to visit him left well fed. Bill was known for his sense of humor and ability to make all those around him feel loved and welcome. He will be deeply missed and his legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of his family, friends, and all who knew and loved him.
Bill is survived by his loving wife Shelly; brother, Steve (Peggy Sue) Watts; son, Mark (Mandy) Kessinger; daughter, Bobbi (Izzy) Nelson; son, Johnny (Heather) Myers; son, Andy Lowe; daughter, Ronica (Stevie) Rael; son Danny (Susie) Lowe; and daughter, Ashlee Rich as well as numerous grandchildren, great-children, nieces and nephews.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Diane and Shelly; brother, John; grandson, Travis; and granddaughter, Vanessa.
A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 23rd at the Moose Lodge in Tooele, Utah. Everyone who knew and loved Bill is invited to come and share stories and memories of his life.
The family would like to express our sincere appreciation for the Lake Havasu police, fire, and emergency services and the Bradbury Memorial Center for their assistance and exceptional care during this difficult time.