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William "Bill" Blue

February 28, 1940 - June 11, 2016

William “Bill” Ellsworth Blue of Plano, Texas passed away on June 11, 2016 at the age of 76.  He was born on February 28, 1940 to Bernard E. and Jo (Brock) Blue in Vernon, Florida.  Bill married Dell J. Smith on November 6, 1965 in Panama City, Florida.  They celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary this past year. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force from 1960-1964 during the Vietnam War.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Dell J. Blue of Plano, Texas; daughter, Stephanie Blue Mitchell and husband Jack of Grapevine, Texas; brother, Powell Blue and wife Sarah of Charleston, South Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, Texas 75211.

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Dell, I don't know if you even remember me. I'm so sorry for the loss of Bill. I remember him well from you talking about him and meeting him a time or two. Totally lost track with you too. Please know I'm thinking about you. Debbie Pollock, June 17, 2016 We would like to express our sympathy to Dell and her family in their loss. Bay County High School, Class of 1962, June 15, 2016 Dell and Stephanie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I have lots of memories of Bill, Powell and their parents spending time at Grandma's house. When you came to Panama City, we should all get together.
Yvonne Gartman Hutto, June 14, 2016 Writing for the Bay High Class of 1958, we were saddened to learn of Bill's passing, He is the 117th member of our class who is known to have beaten us to his heavenly home, and he will be missed. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family. RIP, Bill. Class of 1958 Classmates Bay High Class of 1958 (Boots Alford Spivey), June 14, 2016 Dell, So sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless you and your family. Russ Hall, Panama City Russ Hall, June 14, 2016 Although we've lost touch I remember both you and Bill with much fondness. I am so very sorry to hear of his passing. How blessed you are to have had fifty years together. May your memories give you much comfort. God bless you, Pril Fouraker Vickery
Pril Vickery PC,FL, June 14, 2016 We have all lost a friend. God Bless Joel Brown, June 14, 2016 Dale, so sorry to hear about Bill. Thoughts and prayers with you and your family. Cindy Warren White, June 14, 2016 Bill was my room mate in Atlanta, Ga, when we went to Atlanta School of Electric. We had some good times during our education experiences . He was a good friend. Bill Lee, June 14, 2016 I have known Bill over many years. We attended school together and graduated from Bay High School in Panama City, Florida in 1958. We attended church together at the First United Methodist Church. Bill's family had always been faithful church members. Bill was a steadfast friend and I gained a lot by being his friend. God bless all of Bill's family. John Langstgon, June 14, 2016 Bill was an angel with a golden heart. He set a role model for most of us; very few men could accomplish what he has done with his meager resources. While some of us were trying to stand in front of God without feeling shame, he was one of the few to stand by feeling pride. Barbaros YILDIRAN, June 13, 2016 Bill was one of the kindest, gentlest, sweetest 'gentlemen' I've ever known. All my love and respect to his wife, Dell, daughter, other family and close friends. He will be missed by anyone that knew him that's for sure. <3 Jennifer Day, June 13, 2016 I want to offer my sincere condolences to Bill's family. I worked with Bill Blue in customer service department at Applied Concepts(Stalker Radar) for nearly 12 years until his retirement. He was fun to work with and I enjoyed his sense of humor plus wealth of knowledge and experience particularly in world of electronics. I learned a lot from his knowledge and experiences which helped me become a better technician. Gerald Fricks, June 13, 2016 To Bill's family, I want to offer my sincere condolences. Bill was such a fun loving friend and cohort. He taught me so much...and always with a beautiful smile on his face and with so much humor. You will be sorely missed! Jan Achilles, June 13, 2016 You will forever be in my heart BB; we share so many amazing memories and how blessed I am to have had you in my life over the years. You had a heart full of compassion, happiness, kindness, love, and all the KLH's a girl could ever need. I'll never be able to Thank you enough for loving me unconditionally and bringing such joy into my life. You are loved and never forgotten and leave a special footprint in my heart. Heaven is celebrating your arrival and I know you are smiling and using that contagious sense of humor. Until we meet again... All my love, Gena Gena Locke, June 12, 2016