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“I was born and raised in Los Angeles and met all four of my cousins(Bill was the oldest) in 1970. It was the first and only time I ever got to spend...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: Lisa McEntire Brackett - CO

“The Georgetown area has lost a really good man - Bill will be missed. Our sympathies to his family and friends. ”
2 of 26 | Posted by: Jeremy & Linda Gambell

“Tom, Doug, and Family...I had the fortunate opportunity to grow up with the McEntire Family at Panorama and play alot of golf with them...It is with...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Danny Lilly - Friend

“Bill's kind heart and generous spirit were a gift to all. We were blessed to know him and grateful that he touched our lives. Josh and Ted met him...Read More »
4 of 26 | Posted by: The Heines - Friend

“I remember carrying Bill around the neighborhood when he was an infant and being such a proud Aunt Becky....he was maybe 4 months old and I was 10...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: Becky Lynch - Johnstown, CO

“Though our friendship brief - Bill's authenticity in the love he showed - the grace he possessed and the strength he projected will always be...Read More »
6 of 26 | Posted by: Stephanie Featherstone - TX

“Although I only knew Bill a few years, we had a bond through work, golf and our faith and shared those pleasures with stories and encouragement. I...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Rich Forster - Ozark, MO

“Wes and I have had the privilege of knowing the McIntire's for four years now. They are such a great family with so much love and support. Bill...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: Wes and Ashley Schevers - Austin, TX

“My heart has been so heavy with sadness thinking of you all. My prayer for you all has been that y'all are experiencing the strength and comfort you...Read More »
9 of 26 | Posted by: Katrina Peterson - friend

“My prayers are with you. May God bless. ”
10 of 26 | Posted by: Ruthie (Warren) Bass

“Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. I will never forget Billy...Read More »
11 of 26 | Posted by: clyde w burns - huntsville, TX

“Gia, Margo, Andy, Haven - Tom, Doug and the rest of your family... Words can't express how sorry we are for your loss. We are holding you close in...Read More »
12 of 26 | Posted by: Tori Berghoff - San Rafael, CA

“While we didn't get to spend as much time with Bill as others we sure enjoyed the witty banter we shared on the sidelines of our daughter's games....Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Sean, Kristi, and Shorty Mart

“I am truly deeply saddened by Bill's untimely death. I will always cherish the memories that I shared with such a beautiful couple and family. I...Read More »
14 of 26 | Posted by: Leslie - Friend

“Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Friends from Panorama...The Miser Family....Lynn,Pat,Stan,Teri and Harriett ”
15 of 26 | Posted by: Lynn Miser nutter

“I do not know your family,just wish to offer words of comfort and express my condolences. Eccl 7:1 A good name is better than preious ointment;and...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: Cathey Howard - Dallas, TX

“Gia, Andee, Margo, Haven --- Ed, Tom, Doug --- we're deeply saddened to hear of Bill's passing. Our hearts and thoughts go out to you, and our...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Tom & Janet Renich - Shawnee, KS

“Tom & Doug Please accept my heartfelt condolences Words can't express how saddened I am to hear of your loss.Please...Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: Nikita Coleman-Terry

“May God bless you Bill! Prayers for your family in these times of sorrow. Know that Bill is with our Lord and is not in any more pain. Soon one day...Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: Jackie Nelson Lechinger

“Our hearts are weak and saddened by your loss and our prayers go out to you and all your dear family. We have been so very blesssed to join hands...Read More »
20 of 26 | Posted by: Doug & Deb Hathorn - La Porte, TX

“To Doug & Tom & the rest of the McEntire Family - It's always sad to hear of the passing of a friend. And even though we haven't kept contact...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Debbie Buckalew-Campbell - TX

“Love you guys, my prayers and thoughts are with you. Sherry Meers ”
22 of 26 | Posted by: Sherry Meers - friend

“It will be the little things you remember, the quiet moments, the smiles, the laughter. And although it may seem hard right now, it will be the...Read More »
23 of 26 | Posted by: Diana & Ashley Stenack

“I met Bill shortly after college and have countless memories of a great friendship. Proverbs 10:7 says "The memory of the righteous will be a...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: Jim Driscoll - Huntsville, TX

“Remember the wonderful trips we shared. Bill was a wonderful, helpful traveler. Whether on the ski slopes or European travel, he was the steady...Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: Orbry and Jean Holden - Friends

“So sorry for your losss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
26 of 26 | Posted by: barbara Winfree - orange, TX


On Wednesday, January 18, 2012 William W. "Bill" McEntire, husband, father, son and brother, passed away suddenly at the age of 55 following a brief illness.

A long-time resident of Georgetown, Bill was born on February 5, 1956 to Gordon and Suzanne McEntire in Salina, Kansas but moved to Texas as quickly as he could. As one of four boys and from an abundance of necessity, he became a model of strength, courage and tenacity from an early age. His simplistic words of wisdom were often followed by his characteristic summation: "that's a no-brainer".

Bill was an avid golfer who, by God's gracious hand, met the love of his life, Gia Gipson, on the golf course. He and Gia were married on November 16, 1991 and later became parents to their precious children Andee, Margo, and Haven. Above all else, Bill cherished his role as father/coach/devoted fan to these three, with whom he often imparted his rock-solid advice for life and golf: "take it slow". With the love and support of his family and through his many years of professional experience with Hearst Publishing, Bill founded Hill Country Directories where he continued to lead and inspire his partners and employees until his untimely
death.

Though far too brief, the quality of Bill's life was immeasurable. Whether through his active participation as a member of First Baptist Church of Georgetown, the Chamber of Commerce, or the Boys and Girls Club, his gentle nature and unwavering integrity touched the lives of all who had the good fortune to know him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Suzanne, and his brother, Andy. Bill leaves behind to cherish his memory his adoring wife, Gia, and their beloved children Andee, Margo and Haven, as well as brothers Doug McEntire and wife, Becky, Tom McEntire and wife, Becky, and Ed McEntire and wife, Joyce, Brothers-in-Law Ty Gipson and wife, Crystal, Tod and wife, Trisha, and Mother-in-Law, Earline Gipson. Bill will also be missed by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 21st from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm at Ramsey Funeral Home in Georgetown.

A celebration of Bill's life will be held on Sunday, January 22nd at 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Georgetown. Burial will follow at I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Pallbearers are B. J. Templeton, Rob Ray, Dennis Hobbs, Tim New, Doug McEntire, Tom McEntire and Ed McEntire. Honorary Pallbearers include Coach Choate, Windell Hebert, Jerry Turlington, Bobby Carrol, Bill Gulley and Bob Allen.

In lieu of flowers, Bill's family asks that you honor his memory with a contribution to First Baptist Church Georgetown Youth Mission Program, 1333 W. University, Georgetown, Texas, 78628.

You are invited to leave a message or memory in the memorial guestbook at www.RamseyFuneral.com.

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