|Birth: ||Jul. 3, 1990|
|Death: ||Aug. 23, 2012|
Our Son, William, died suddenly as a result of injuries sustained in a swimming accident in Tampa, Florida on August 23, 2012. He was such a wonderful young man - so full of promise. We love and miss him more with each passing moment. William loved his sisters and brothers; Natalie, Karl, Ben, Jake, Mary Hausler (married name) and Erica Castner (married name), and Uncle William dearly loved his nieces and nephews. ♥
William was born July 3, 1990 in Danville, IL. He was a very thoughtful and happy child. He was baptized when he was three months old at Holy Family Catholic Church in Danville. William attended East Park Elementary School in Danville until moving to Tampa in 1999. He learned sign language when he was just six years old so he could communicate with a hearing impaired student in school who didn't seem to have many friends. Later, sign language would become a part of the school curriculum. William graduated from King High School in Tampa in 2008, where he was a member of the KHS Marching Lions Band. He attended college in Tampa and planned to continue his education in Hamilton, Scotland in the Culinary Arts field. William had a great work ethic and hoped to someday open his own restaurant. ♥
William had an appreciation for all types of music and instinctively knew how to play any instrument he picked up. Over the years he took lessons and played the violin, trumpet, guitar, keyboard and his Step-Dad Jimmy's, Scottish tin whistles; all with ease, like a professional. When I took him to buy his first violin at the age of nine, the first time he played it in the music store, the salesman asked how long William had been playing. I said, "Just a few minutes." William was a natural. The next morning, he woke me up at 6am playing "Here Comes the Sun". He had his first lesson that day. William made up little songs and verses that we still sing today! ♫
William loved football and his favorite teams were the Chicago Bears and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He also enjoyed watching Rugby with Jimmy. William's favorite baseball team was the Chicago Cubs, although he liked watching all the teams play. He liked car racing and even went to the Indianapolis 500 time trials where he won the 'Mini-Indy' at the age of six! William enjoyed playing golf with his older brothers when he was younger and could swim beautifully from the age of three. ♥
William loved being with us here in Hamilton, where he was happy, relaxed and confident. He enjoyed cooking and often invented his own dishes at home. We played many board games with Monopoly being his favorite. William loved to play Yahtzee and we had many tournaments! William enjoyed watching David Attenborough and Ray Mears programs about nature. He had an interest in World War II history and read several Stephen Ambrose books about the war. He loved being outdoors and especially walking the trails and countryside in and around Hamilton. Through the years, we spent a lot of time exploring parks in Illinois, Indiana and Florida. We had many picnics and weenie roasts. We can still see William setting cheese and chicken nuggets out at night for the foxes! He also fed the birds and squirrels daily. William loved nature. ☮
We traveled a lot with William and he was the most wonderful travel companion ever! He was always eager to see and learn new things. He was very respectful of history and other cultures. William visited London several times, as well as Rome, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Chicago, Atlanta, Nashville, Washington, DC and he spent many happy years as a child, swimming in the Gulf of Mexico and running along the beaches of Florida. Being stung by a Sting Ray his very first time at the beach in Florida in 1998 didn't deter William from coming back to the shore a few days later. (This time more cautiously!) We have many, many happy memories and photographs of William all through the years. We treasure them all. ❀
Even at a young age, William could sense suffering in other children. He would come home from school and tell us about children who were less fortunate and always asked how we could help. William understood that it was also important to protect a person's pride, so he never wanted to let any of the children know that he was the one who helped them. His soul was pure and his heart was so full of Love. ♥
When William was a little boy in Danville, he would give away his winter hats and gloves to children on the school playground who didn't have any. He didn't tell us what he was doing at first and when we found out, we were so proud we had such a kind and loving son. We took him shopping and bought hats and gloves in all sizes and colors that he happily put in his book bag. William never told us who he gave them to because he said he didn't want anyone to feel bad. ♥
We have a Memorial Page for William on the Smile Train Website and we invite you to visit it. The link appears below. ツ William helped a lot of children in a variety of ways, therefore starting a Memorial Page on the Smile Train Website is one of the ways we are helping William continue to help others. No donation is required; please do not feel you are under any obligation. All we ask is that you please think of William and wish him well on his journey. Please sign his guestbook - no registration is required. As of December 2013 - seventeen children have received life changing surgery. William has much more to accomplish on his path - we can feel his approval and we know he is up to the task. We are only the Stewards of William's Charities. William is the Captain. ツ
William is very much alive in our hearts. We Love and Miss him dearly. The world has lost a true friend. William's smile was so beautiful and he will live on in the smiles of other people. William will continue to help others because Love is without end. We will forever walk beside him on his journey to help others - on William's Path. ♥
~♥~ Thank you for taking the time to read about our Son, William. ~♥~
Jennifer and Jimmy Fry
William Tyler Huber of Tampa, Florida, formerly of Danville, Illinois, passed away at 11:43 p.m. Thursday, August 23, 2012, as a result of injuries sustained in a swimming accident at his home.
William was born July 3, 1990 in Danville, Illinois, the son of Jennifer Sue (Schuman) and John E. Huber. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Joseph and Joyce Schuman of Danville; paternal grandparents, Robert and Dorothy Huber of Danville, and niece, Katelyn Hausler.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Jennifer and Jimmy Fry of Hamilton, Scotland; his father of Tampa, FL; sisters, Erica Palmer Castner of Fort Myers, FL, Mary (Tom) Hausler of Terre Haute, IN and Natalie Huber of Tampa, FL; brothers, John "Jake" Huber of Tampa, FL, Staff Sgt. Ben (Shawnna) Huber of Fayetteville, NC and Karl Huber of Tampa, FL. William is also survived by nephews and nieces; Cameron, Erin, Hailey, Natalyn, Marissa, Sara, Bruce, Lilly, Ben Jr., Evie, Jackson, Marilyn and Vivian.
- Published in the Commercial News (Danville, IL) August 26 - 28, 2012 William's Full Obituary
~♥~ William is the beloved Grandson of Joseph William Schuman and Joyce Martin Schuman Great-Grandson of Joseph Albert Schuman and Anna Abel Schuman, Great-Great-Grandson of - John Albert Schuman and Laura See Schuman and Cousin of John Alfred Rains ~♥~
ツ William's Smile Train Memorial Page can be found at: William's Smile Train Memorial Page
Please stop by ~ don't forget to sign William's guestbook. ツ
❀~William's Much Loved Memorial Page We have a special Christmas Tribute to William in the Lifestories section ♥ Once there - click "play sounds" then click ♫ to hear some of William's favorite music.
❀~ We have donated hundreds of trees in memory of William, in the United States, Central Scotland and the Scottish Highlands. Please visit William's Memorial Tree Grove. Come see William's Acre! Just hover over J 11. If You didn't know already - William ♥ trees!
~♥~ The wind whispers his name ~ the leaves wave in his honor. ~♥~
ツ We would like to thank everyone for leaving a token and message for William. We truly appreciate your kindness. Please take a few minutes to view William's photo album and share a smile with him. ツ
❀~ We'd like to thank Bob & Nancy Cannon for placing William's page on the Find A Grave Site - and for graciously transferring it to us. Sincerely-Jennifer and Jimmy Fry
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Specifically: William is peacefully at home with his Parents in Hamilton, Scotland
Maintained by: Jennifer and Jimmy Fry
Originally Created by: Bob & Nancy Cannon
Record added: Aug 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96068281