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William  Joseph  Lotts III
  • Healing Wings Ministries
    162 Avon Dr.
    Battle Creek, MI 49037

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“Thank you to everyone for your kind words, prayers, and love you have shown our family. I just found out about these messages 2 days ago, on Billy's...Read More »
1 of 28 | Posted by: Terri Lotts Sharpe - Show Low, AZ

“RIP my very special friend. Since the day we met way back in high school there has always been a special place in my heart for you. I have thought of...Read More »
2 of 28 | Posted by: Teresa Lucas - Remeur - MI

“I will miss you cousin, because of my health i celebrated you here at home, by remembering your great humor and loving heart. Looking forward to...Read More »
3 of 28 | Posted by: Carolyn Sue Carter - Lansing

“Phyllis, Linda, Terri and Karen. I'm so sorry to here about Billy its been a long time since I have seen any of you but have fond memories of all of...Read More »
4 of 28 | Posted by: David Murphy - Albion, MI

“I just received a call telling me of Billy` ( as I called him as a child ) passing. Our entire family are sending you prayers, thoughts & love. ”
5 of 28 | Posted by: Terri Palmer - Battle Creek, MI

“Rest in Peace Billy Thank you for the cherished childhood memories and for bringing my fabulous,intelligent and strong sister into this world!You...Read More »
6 of 28 | Posted by: Erika Vikis - Portage, MI

“Sending our prayers & much love. Billy was a great friend to all of us. So many of the good times I owe to him & the girls. Sadly missed by all...Read More »
7 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I truly enjoyed working with him. What a wonderful spirit. Always kind. ”
8 of 28 | Posted by: Monaya - Battle Creek, MI

“So sorry to the family...Billy was such a nice guy ”
9 of 28 | Posted by: kimberly kuehl-allen - MI

“I met Billy about 30 years ago, although things didn't work out, together we had Tiffany. Over the years we remained friends and co-parented our...Read More »
10 of 28 | Posted by: Cheryl Vikis - Kalamazoo, MI

“RIP old buddy, the world lost a good man. ”
11 of 28 | Posted by: John Conlogue - Latta, SC

“Bill was a great guy . I'll remember him for his way he could make me feel welcomed, his humor. we will miss you my friend. ”
12 of 28 | Posted by: David Delaney - Battle creek, MI

“Much sympathy, thoughts, and prayers to the family and friends in this time of great loss! May our lord bless, bring peace, healing, love to all who...Read More »
13 of 28 | Posted by: Deb Monarch / Boyer - MI - Friend

“I will always remember Billy and feel very blessed to have known him. May the love of family and friends comfort you in the days ahead. ”
14 of 28 | Posted by: Jean Smith - Battle Creek,, MI

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all, i am so sorry for your loss! May our lord bring comfort & healing. Rest in peace Billy, this is not goodbye...Read More »
15 of 28 | Posted by: Deb Monarch-Boyer - Battle Creek, MI

“Sorry for your loss of a great man. Billy was was an awesome boyfriend, friend and person. He will be missed, but he is now at peace. ”
16 of 28 | Posted by: Michelle Norman - Price - MI

“Sorry for your loss. He was a good work partner. Always a smile. Worked with him at EW Bliss and Union Pump. ”
17 of 28 | Posted by: Stephen Jenks - Hastings, MI

“Sorry to hear of Billies Passing he will be missed by a lot, worked with him at Union pump for a few years ”
18 of 28 | Posted by: Clarence Parker - Scotts, MI

“Phyllis and family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your son, Bill. May God bless you with peace and comfort. You are in my thoughts and...Read More »
19 of 28 | Posted by: Janice Masters - Battle Creek, MI

“Rest in peace Bill. I enjoyed working with you all those years and feel blessed to have known you. You will be missed. ”
20 of 28 | Posted by: Steve Tefft - Wingate, NC

“So sorry for for your loss, what a great guy he wasI knew "Billy" for many years, he had such a caring & loving heart, and always made me laugh! Miss...Read More »
21 of 28 | Posted by: Angie - Portage, MI

“Rest in Peace Billy! You are going to be missed! Great memories at Clyde Union!!! Thoughts & Prayers to the family !! ”
22 of 28 | Posted by: Lynette Winstone - Battle Creek, MI

“to the family mom tiffany linda terri Karen im so sorry to hear of billys passing u are in my thoughts and prayers heaven has received another angel...Read More »
23 of 28 | Posted by: Andi Morris Tallent - MI

“Billy was a kind and loving person. I've known Billy since he was 13 years old. He worked for me with the horses for many years. Tears fill my...Read More »
24 of 28 | Posted by: Pamela Liebum - Battle Creek, MI

“To the family mom Tiffany,Linda,Terri,Karen my condolences go out to u all cancer is a terrible disease I have been in ur place miss all of u guys...Read More »
25 of 28 | Posted by: Tracey Eubank Brown - MI

“Rest in Peace, Bill. Prayers to the family, ”
26 of 28 | Posted by: Jeff Burkhardt - Coldwater, MI

“I am sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with the family. I have the flu so probably won't be at the funeral. May the Lord bless you and yours...Read More »
27 of 28 | Posted by: Barbara Cummings - battle creek, MI

“My sincere condolences to the lotts family. He was the best boss I ever had.. rest in peace my friend..... remember he is in a better place now.....Read More »
28 of 28 | Posted by: Jesse Potter - battle creek, MI


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William Joseph "Bill" Lotts III
Age 59
Of Ceresco, MI

William Joseph Lotts III, (known to his friends as Bill) went to be with the Lord January 15, 2016. Bill was born on December 31, 1956 in Battle Creek, MI; the only son of the late William J. and Phyllis R. (Bruce) Lotts II. As lifelong resident of Battle Creek, Bill attended Harper Creek High School graduating in 1975. Thereafter, he became a devoted employee of Union Pump where he worked for 33 years, until their closing in 2013. Beginning his career as a machinist, Bills hard work and dedication earned him a foreman position. He was well liked and respected by his colleagues, most importantly he was regarded as the "Best boss!" by his crew.

Bill was known for his kind and generous spirit, if there was ever anyway he could help he would be the first person there to offer an extra hand. His desire to serve others lead him to become a deacon at Healing Wings Ministries in Galesburg, MI. Bill relished being a father to the apple of this eye, "his angel," Tiffany, and he truly was "everything a Dad could be and more" to her. Being the only boy, Bill proudly took on the role of protector to his sisters Linda, Terri and Karen. Bill loved spending time with his friends and family (often times regarded as a second father figure to his nephews). Whenever life allowed, you could find Bill pursuing one of his other passions, which included: hunting in his custom deer blind, fishing on his boat, or taking his adored dog Mya for rides in his truck.

Bill is survived by his daughter, Tiffany L. Lotts (Fiancée, Tanner Johansen) of Kalamazoo; his mother, Phyllis R. (Bruce) Lotts of Battle Creek, MI; and his three sisters, Linda G. (Douglas) Jaques of Battle Creek, MI; Terri A. Sharpe of Show Low, AZ; Karen J. (Pastor Steven) Cody of Battle Creek, MI. He is preceded by his father.

Friends will be received on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 5:00 - 7:00 pm at: Farley, Estes, & Dowdle Funeral Home - Augusta Chapel (307 N. Webster St Augusta, MI). Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 21, 2016, at 1:00 pm at the same location, with interment to follow at the cemetery in Augusta, MI. Memorials may be made to: Healing Wings Ministries (162 Avon Dr. Battle Creek, MI 49037). Family and friends may share a condolence message online at www.farleyestesdowdle.com .