William Herbert “Billy” Stimpson, a long-time resident of Mobile and the father of Mayor Sandy Stimpson, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015.

“My father will be remembered by those who knew him for loving his family and loving life,” said Mayor Stimpson. “While living life to the hilt, he captivated many an audience with his story-telling ability. His enthusiasm, can-do attitude and adventuresome spirit were infectious. He was admired and respected by all. He gave it all he had – all the time – all the way until the end!”

Mr. Stimpson was born in Jackson, Ala., on Aug. 2, 1920, and moved to Mobile at the age of two. He is survived by his daughter, Pamela Stimpson (Dr. Charles R.) Hanes; his sons, Frederick T. (Alicia) Stimpson, III; William Sandys (Jean) Stimpson; and Richard M. (Leah) Stimpson; his 15 grandchildren; and his 24 great-grandchildren. He was a member of Dauphin Way United Methodist Church for more than 65 years.

He was pre-deceased by his parents, Frederick Taylor Stimpson and Mary White-Spunner Stimpson; his wife Margaret McLeod Stimpson; and his siblings – Frederick T. Stimpson, Jr. (who died during childhood), Benjamin C. Stimpson, Mary Francis Stimpson Shackleford and Gordon S. Stimpson.

Visitation will be at Dauphin Way United Methodist Church on Tuesday, Jan. 20 from 12:30 until 2 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. in the sanctuary, with interment at Spring Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made to Outback America, 5710 Watermelon Rd. Suite 350, Northport, AL 35473, or to your favorite charity.