Bill was a dedicated mentor to 4 boys at Mentor Me since our early days as Big Brother Big Sister. He served and loved well and will be missed dearly.Memorial Tree was purchased for the family of William Henry “Bill” Schabel by Mentor Me North Georgia. Plant a tree
William Henry “Bill” Schabel
September 01, 1950 - September 02, 2021
Family and friends of my friend Bill.
We don't know each other but I have known Bill for over 50 years. We met standing in line during football practice drills at Dana College as 19 year old freshmen. We played football together a couple years, and talked our way into the Golden Gloves Regionals where we demonstrated in front of 6,000 screaming fight fans at Lincoln Nebraskas' Persing auditorium that we had absolutely no future in boxing. But we were in there battling together and that's how friendships are built. I took him to the hospital to get patched up after a fight early one morning, and talked him through his decision to join the army during the Vietnam war. A courageous thing to do in that era that people don't understand right now. Time and distance separated us over the years but a friendship was formed that saw us through these many adventures we call life. He was the Best Man at my wedding in 1971 and I am still married to that young lady.
When we would talk his distinctive voice would take me back to our early years together, unformed, unscarred, ready, open to the challenges that lie ahead. Thats the Bill I know and love, strong in spirit, unique, interesting, loyal, curious, and I am proud to say my lifelong friend. I will miss Bill because he made me a better person, and affected my life in a positive way, as he did for many others, He was a humble good man.
Love ya like a brother Bill,
With heartfelt condolences, He will be missed but never forgotten!Thinking of You was purchased for the family of William Henry “Bill” Schabel by Kenneth C Westbrook, Roosters Cafe'. Send Flowers