William Timothy John Wine 8/27/1974 – April 26th, 2022, Richland, Michigan
Billy Wine, age 47 passed away peacefully with his family by his side on April 26th. 2022, at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He was born on August 27th, 1974 to his late biological parents Elbert and Mary (Maltiva) Wine, and then adopted by his second parents, his (late) biological Uncle Ralph Wine Sr. and (living) Aunt Marian/Shelly Wine.
Billy had a large family including his sons, Tyler Kubaile and Preston William Wine, and biological siblings; Elbert/Dan, Mary, Ruth/Cassie, and Gregory. His adopted siblings; were David, Doug, Karen, Darrell, and (late) Larry, Buddy, Duane, Pam, Nicky, Ralph, and Marcia. He had many other family members; Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, In-Laws, and Friends that he loved and considered family; you know who you are.
Billy was a dedicated single father and raised his son, Preston full time living in both Florida and Michigan. He was a man of his word and you could talk to him for hours about just about anything. His boys were almost always the topic of his conversations and he loved both immensely. On top of being a dedicated father, he was a loyal and true friend, he was the kind of man that would take the shirt off of his back to help anyone in need and made sure they knew they were valued.
Billy loved hard and played hard too, he brought people together and added a special spark to the room in a way that only he could do. He loved working on anything with an engine and if you couldn’t find a part he always knew how to find it. He enjoyed the freedom of riding his motorcycle, cracking jokes, laughing, and spending time with his friends and family. He was one of the good ones and will be sorely missed.
According to his wishes, cremation will take place.
The family will have a “Celebration of His Life” on May 20th, 2022 from 6-8 pm at the Otsego VFW 124 N. Farmer Street, Otsego, MI 49078.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with funeral costs and expenses, c/o (the funeral home). Friends and family are urged to leave a condolence message at Whitley Memorial Funeral Home.