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In loving memory of
Billy Sides, Jr.
  • December 16, 1956
  • -
  • April 25, 2021

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Obituary

Billy James Sides, Jr. was born on December 16th, 1956 to Billy and Julia Sides in North Carolina. Bill spent the majority of his life living in Central Florida.

In 1987, he met his loving wife Jeannie. Bill and Jeannie went on to have one child, Rachel whom he loved dearly.

Bill recently retired after working for Mitsubishi Power Systems where he was an accomplished welder and quality control expert.  Prior to working for Mitsubishi, Bill worked at Control Center LLC, and White Laboratories in Orlando, Fl.

Bill was passionate for spending time outside and anything that produced horsepower.  In younger years, he was an avid lover of watersports and motorcycles.  His hobbies included souping up and racing cars, tinkering in his shop, working with his tractor and doing yard work, as well as helping anyone who asked with a household or auto project.  Bill was a very kind person who would jump at the chance to help anyone in need.  Without question, Bill was a true friend who cared deeply and never failed to share his opinion or expertise.

Bill was predeceased by his father, Billy James Sides Sr.  He is survived by his wife Jeannie, his daughter Rachel, his mother Julia,  two sisters, Debbie and Sheila, and numerous nieces and nephews.  A memorial will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday, May 16th at Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Society at 2036 Sprint Blvd., Suite #10, in Apopka, Fl.  In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to AdventHealth Hospice Care, located at 480 W. Central Pkwy in Altamonte Springs, FL.


Service

Location:
Baldwin Brothers Apopka

Date & Time:
May 16, 2021 at 2:00 PM


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Tribute Wall

  1. 16 May 2021
    Fred Rosberg says:
    I want to express my most sincere condolences to the Bill's family. I was there today and saw the sadness but all the love for him expressed by family and friends. I was sitting up front and looked at the photos on the TV and it reminded me of all the conversations that Bill and I had at Mitsubishi. He was my sanity, it was awesome to converse with someone who had the same interests. I apologize for not speaking, but I process sadness in my own way. With respect and regards Fred Rosberg

  2. 01 May 2021
    Jill Gatlin says:
    So sad to hear of Billy's passing. I worked with him at Control Center & Mitsubishi. He was a smile everytime you saw him. My deepest condolences to his family.

  3. 01 May 2021
    Jill Gatlin lit a candle:
    Lit since May 1, 2021 at 5:04:27 PM

  4. 30 Apr 2021
    Cheryl says:
    I was sad to hear of Bill’s illness. He was a genuine, loyal man would help anyone out if they needed anything at work or outside of work. He would often tell stories about his lifetime over the years at Mitsubishi his wife ,his cars and most especially his daughter. Very sorry to hear of his passing. RIP

  5. 30 Apr 2021
    Cheryl lit a candle:
    Lit since April 30, 2021 at 4:04:14 PM

  6. 28 Apr 2021
    Sharon whitley says:
    I share your grief, but he is free of pain, and we will see him again.

  7. 27 Apr 2021
    Lori posted an image:
    You will be missed my friend
    You will be missed my friend

  8. 27 Apr 2021
    Lori lit a candle:
    Lit since April 27, 2021 at 4:48:25 PM

  9. 27 Apr 2021
    Lori says:
    I worked with Bill at Mitsubishi power, he taught me about The inspection portion of compressor blade components. He loved getting a laugh out of people by telling joke after joke and sharing his sweet snacks. One of the most genuine souls I’ve had the pleasure to know. He will definitely be missed. ❤️

  10. 27 Apr 2021
    Tom Devaty lit a candle:
    Lit since April 27, 2021 at 4:35:57 PM

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