William “Bill” D. Upshaw Jr, son of William Upshaw and Jane Rood, passed away on August 16, 2019 at his home in Desert Springs, Arizona. Bill was born on October 22, 1948 in Caldwell, Idaho. He moved from Idaho to Desert Springs and worked as a bar tender. Later, he opened his own bar in Lake Havasu, AZ. His life passion was fishing and enjoyed spending hours on the lake or river bank. He loved to have the grand kids along for fishing trips and taught many of them the art of fishing. Bill was known for having a great gift of conversation and story telling. He had a big heart, was fiercely protective of his friends and family, and would give you the shirt off his back to help. Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 30 years Bonnie Koyle Upshaw and his parents. He is survived by his sisters: Donna M. Upshaw-Heintz of St. George, UT, Jody L. Echevarria-Tagaris of Stuart, FL, Celinda L. Echevarria-Kaye of Taunton, MA, Brother Lex A. Echevarria of FL and CA and Son Michael Upshaw of Cedar City, UT. Bill also had five step-children, and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
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