William (Bill) Edward Blue

August 28, 1956 - September 12, 2017

William (Bill) Edward Blue, age 61, of Plano, Texas, passed away September 12, 2017.  Bill was born August 28, 1956, in St. Louis, Missouri, to William Edward and Henrietta (DeBeaux) Blue, Sr.  He married Brenda McMenamy on July 20, 1979, in St. Peters, Missouri.  Bill loved motorsports and owned his own dirt track racing team.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Blue of Plano, Texas; sons, William Edward Blue, III of Carrollton, Texas and Chris Blue and wife, Amanda of Providence Village, Texas; brothers, Richard Blue, Robert Blue and Wayne Blue, all of Missouri; and sisters, Pat Comer and Karen Martin, also of Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas.


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Bill and I were good friends and did business together for many years. I will miss the times we had installing and moving equipment for his customers. He was always ready with a funny story about his many years in the business. I will truly miss him and our good times together. May you rest in peace knowing I will be there for Brenda and the shop when ever needed . Alan Brundrett , September 22, 2017 I too always enjoyed going by Bill and Brenda's business to pick up blueprints and talking politics. We shared the same views and could really hash everything out. He will be missed and our prayers go out to Brenda and her family. I know our oldest son, Shawn, visited with Bill a lot. They enjoyed politics and guns. We have been going by their place for I know 20-25 years. Again, he will be missed. Our love, prayers and heavy hearts are with Brenda and their family. John, Sandy, Shawn, Johnny, Kevin and everyone at Foley Pools Sandy Foley and everyone at Foley Pools, September 21, 2017 WE SINCERELY WANT TO EXPRESS OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO THE BLUE FAMILY. BRENDA ESPECIALLY TO YOU, WE HAVE WORKED WITH YOU GUYS A LONG TIME. YOU GUYS WERE A GOOD AND STRONG COUPLE TOGETHER. WE UNDERSTAND WHAT IT MEANS TO HAVE A LONG MARRIAGE AND THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THAT RELATIONSHIP. MAY GOD GIVE YOU PEACE AND COMFORT THAT YOU WERE TOGETHER FOR SO LONG AND SHARED SO MUCH. THE ORRS MICHAEL AND VAN ORR, September 21, 2017 I am so saddened by Bill's passing and will miss him greatly. Bill and Brenda have provided my firm with wonderful printing services for 3 decades or more and I could always count on a fun and entertaining chat session with Bill when I went by Blueprint Services and just felt like I got cheated out of a smile and laugh if Bill was not there or unavailable when I stopped by and couldn't visit with him. He was quite the story-teller and just a pleasure to talk with and discuss any and every hot topic of the day. Bill was always a fair and honest businessman that you just enjoy doing business with and I wish more business professionals were more like him. Condolences and prayers for peace and comfort for Brenda and their family in this time of loss of an outstanding husband, father, friend and entrepreneur. Kent Spurgin, September 20, 2017 Bob and I were so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was always such a genuinely caring and nice person. We will miss his smiling face. Brenda, you and your family are in our prayers. Blessings to you all at this time. Bob and Brenda Kellow Genealogy Friends of Plano Libraries, Inc. Brenda Kellow, September 20, 2017 Bill, You will be missed and always remembered. You always made me smile when I stopped by your shop. You loved Brenda dearly, well full of info whenever I picked your brain about guns and cars, and never complained. I like to think we were friends. Mike Mike, September 20, 2017 Brenda and family, we were so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our sympathies for you and the entire family. In prayer, Jim & Kathy Korte Jim and Kathy Korte, September 19, 2017 I always enjoyed the political discussions I had with Bill. His humor will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Brenda and the family. R.G. URBAN, September 18, 2017 Bill always had a joke to crack that made me bust my gut laughing. There was a joy about him that was contagious, and everyone around him felt it. He was a friend but felt more like a family member to me, perhaps others have had the same experience. You couldn't ask to know a greater guy. Now I wish I spent more time getting to know him. But something tells me you learned quickly what you needed to know by his big smile and strong handshake, his sense of humor, and his desire for all things righteous and good. Bill, we'll see you upstairs someday soon, and when we get there I'm sure you will be printing something very nice for us to see. You're probably working on a good joke for us all, too. Godspeed, and God bless Brenda and the rest of the family. I miss you so much. Jim Jim Zippo, September 18, 2017 With deepest sympathy for the loss of your husband. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers. Ali Harris, September 15, 2017 Bill was one of the kindest people I have met, so positive and friendly every time I saw him. He will be deeply missed by me and so many others that he touched. Keeping Brenda and the family in my deepest thoughts and prayers, may Jesus comfort you and give you peace in your time of grief. Sending my deepest condolences, Joy O'Brien Joy O'Brien, September 15, 2017 Bill will be missed, sorry for your loss. Regards, Mark Mark Crumpton, September 14, 2017