Celebrating the life of

William Daniel "Billy" Reiser

March 03, 1951 - December 26, 2021

William Daniel

Thunderbolt, GA

William Daniel “Billy” Reiser, 70, passed away Sunday, December 26, 2021 at Memorial Health University Medical Center with his wife by his side. Billy was born in Savannah on March 3, 1951 to the late Dan and Corine Todd Reiser.  He grew up on Wilmington Island, but had retired to Isle of Armstrong, Thunderbolt.

He was a former home builder and loved the construction trade.  He also loved cruises, the beach, outdoor music venues, attending Nascar races, and cheering on UGA football, all with a cold Budweiser in hand.

Billy could be stubborn in nature and disagreeable at times with family and friends, but in the end he truly did love each and everyone of them.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary Barker Reiser; his sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Clifford Lake of Rincon; nephew, Charles, and niece, Robyn; brother-in-law, Jim Barker; sister-in-law, Ann Barker; several cousins; and countless friends.

A memorial visitation will be held Thursday, December 30, 2021 from 5:00 until 6:00 p.m. at Fox & Weeks, Islands Chapel, with a memorial service following at 6:00 p.m. at Fox & Weeks, Islands Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, please send remembrances to a charity of your choice.



Oh the good fun times we shared..Mary I love you and Billy..may the memories be with you forever.

- Jenniee , savannah, Ga

All of God's strength and loving comfort be with you Mary and your family.

- Amanda , Wilmington island , GA

So sorry to see this….Billy always had a smile and a handshake …our prayers are with you, Mary…

- Ed Cope, Savannah , Ga

I hate hearing this about my running mate ! I have loved him from the start. Fly high Razor. my friend !! Praying peace and comfort for Mary and family. Joe Odum”

- Joe Odum, Donalsonville, Ga

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Mary my heart breaks with you. May God give you strength,peace and comfort in your sad days ahead. May Perpetual light shine upon Billy as he enters Paradise.

- Julia A Dyer Strickland, Savannah, GA

So sorry for the loss of Billy. Sending love and prayers to you Mary. My God give you peace during this hard time.

- Cindi (Waters) Williams , Whitemarsh Island, Georgia

Mary my thoughts and prayers are with you, I so enjoyed seeing you and Billy @ Tybee and Thunderbolt, such a fun couple ❤️ Sorry for your loss, Billy will be missed and remembered fondly by all.

- Mary Crowley , Savannah , GA

Mary, my heart goes out to you. May the GOD of Peace calm your heart and give you only good memories. Billy was my best friend from 7th grade till I got married. We lived together for 3 years and had some crazy times together, even driving a rusted out VW Van to Calfornia and back along with Don Mooney. My heart is broken over his passing and I will be praying for y'all.

- Tommy and Anita Tomlin, Statesboro , Ga

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Mary I am so sorry to hear about Billy’s passing. He was a great guy and a good friend and he will be missed by all. Billy alway had a smile every time we ran into each other and it was great seeing you guys at Tubby’s. May God touch your heart and help you get through this tough time. Thoughts and prayers will be with you.

- Terry Driggers, Chattanooga , TN

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Sending prayers !

- Anna Tompkins, Savannah, GA

Mary, I am so very, very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and his family. I'm hugging you right now!

- Kathy Crowe, Richardson, Texas

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Mary, We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

- Dennis and Cheryl, Tybee Island, Ga

Mary, my heart breaks for you! The love you and Billy had for each other is the perfect kind in a fairytale. Billy will never be forgotten by his friends, as his personality was larger than life! He was a very special person to me and I will definitely miss him!

- Judy R Quinney, Pooler , Ga.

Mary, my heart breaks for you! The love you and Billy had for each other is the perfect kind in a fairytale. Billy will never be forgotten by his friends, as his personality was larger than life! He was a very special person to me and I will definitely miss him!

- Judy R Quinney, Pooler , Ga.

Mary, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending comforting thoughts and prayers your way at this sad time.

- Susan Thrash, Savannah, Ga

Sending my prayers for you and all who loved and will miss your Husband. God’s peace be with you.

- Susan Carty, McKinney, Texas

Mary my thoughts and prayers are with you ,Billy was one of a kind always smiling , you were the love of his life. Rest In Peace Billy you will be missed

- Bonnie Thomas, Savannah, Georgia

Dear Mary, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers! Anna

- Anna Arnsdorff, Savannah, GA

Billy , Billy Billy, You were truly a character everyone loved. 50years of friendship has gone to fast. You and Mary always treated me special even if we haven’t seen each other for years. Mary I’m so sorry. I know your going to miss that crazy husband of yours.

- Vicky Cook Taylor, Thunderbolt, Ga

RIP Billy, our thoughts & prayers are with Mary & your family...

- Bob & Debbie erickson, Biloxi, MS

Mary, so sorry for your loss. It was always such a treat when our paths crossed over and over through the years❤️Sending hugs, love and prayers.

- Debra Seese, Savannah , GA

Mary I’m so sad for your loss. It was always a treat to run into you guys no matter where that was. If we agreed or not… it was still a pleasure seeing Billy and you. Love and prayers going out to you.

- Pam Lancaster Morris, Savannah, GA

Mary, Bud and I are so sorry to hear of Billy's passing. His laughter was contagious and heartwarming. I will miss running into him at the beach. You two were famous for being there! Take care and know we love you;

- Bud and JW Sauers, SAVANNAH, GA

Mary, I am so sad for your loss.Billy was a life long friend, not many people you can say that of. It's hard to put a lifetime of memories in a few words . As I read the comments of old friends like Joe Odum and Tommy Tomlin it takes me back to when we were kids and carefree.Billy would stop by from time to time to catch up and once I asked him "How's Mary? as we talked he told me what a good woman you were and how lucky he was to have you .I hope you can take comfort in knowing how much you meant to him. I will miss my friend , think of him often and hope to see him again ! Steve Lane

- Steve Lane , Savannah, GA

Mary Barker I am so sorry to hear of Billy's passing; I'm sending you love and prayers and may God welcome Billy into his loving arms. Condolences to all of his family and friends.

- Kim Wardlaw, Savannah, Ga

My heart goes out to the Reiser family. At Savannah High Billy always took up for those who were bullied. He had a piece of his personality that you don't see in many men, & that part was somebody who was comfortable in his own skin. He didn't put on airs and he championed the weak over the strong. God Rest your weary soul Billy.

- Bill deVegter, Marietta, Ga.

Mary, prayers for you and the family.So glad i knew Billy! he will be missed.

- james l woods, savannah, GA

Dear Mae, I'm so sorry for your loss; know I'm thinking about you. Billy's big smile will always be missed. Love you.

- Gina k Barnes, Duluth, MN

I really can’t express my sorrow at hearing of Billy’s passing. So many times I’d thought of going to see Billy only to be distracted by some other “thing” Billy, at one point in our young lives we were so close, you were “Burr” and you called me “Hound Dog.” You were my best man at my wedding 48 years ago. I just can’t believe it. I don’t have words. We did so much together in our younger days. Now I’m coming Thursday to say goodbye. Death may seem cruel at the thought of it but life is cruel when we let it pass us by. My heart aches for you Mary I can’t express words of any value right now, I am shaken, stunned because I can never speak to Billy again in this life. If anyone reads my notes here, don’t put off what you may never get the chance to do or say. Rest in peace Billy. Artie

- Artie Helmey, Guyton, GA

Mary, I met you & Billy @ Tybee through Beverly Keith. Then found out you & Billy had a home 1 street over from me. I’m so sorry for you loss. I always enjoyed our talks on the beach. May, Billy RIP. You find comfort in the many years that Billy was with you. Prayers are with you and your Family.

- Joyce L Rountree, Savannah, Ga

Mary, I am so very sorry that Billy has passed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all the ones that loved Billy so much. Shawn Thornton (at DJP)

- Shawn Thornton, Rincon, GA

Mary so sorry to hear about Billy. We sure enjoyed y’all company and laughs at the FlGa games over the years, even with Billy’s mood after a Ga loss. He a one of a kind great guy that will be missed.

- Janet & David English, Jacksonville, Fl

Mary and family, we were heartbroken to hear of Billy’s passing. We loved Billy and we love you, Mary. We’ve shared some good laughs and good times with you and Billy. We are going to miss Billy. May God comfort you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

- Stacey and Sandra Murray, Savannah , Georgia

So sorry to hear this! Billy and Mary were instrumental in bringing Big Engine to the Savannah area and were always so good to us.

- Tony Mikus, Callahan , Fl

We are so very sorry to hear of Billy’s passing. One of the good ‘ol boys. I remember Billy always joking and cutting up whenever I would run into him. My brother, Greg, and Billy have known each other for many years and we’re in the same line of work. He too is saddened by the news. He will be missed by all.

- Greg Hulme Kathy Peebles, Savannah, Ga

Mary and Brenda, I know your heart is breaking right now. Cherish the memories!!

- Linda Todd Crews, Rincon, GA

Praying for peace & comfort as you grieve. ❤️

- Steve & Fran Todd, Guyton, GA

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Mary we are so sorry to hear about Billy's passing. I met Billy not long after I went into construction work 40 years ago. Two stubborn and hard headed individuals that didn't always agree but were friends in the end. We will miss seeing him on St. Patrick's Day and your visits to Florida.

- Kay & Jody Gorman, Saint Augustine, Florida

I met Billy at Richard Arnold in the 7th grade and remember that he was a good hearted ,and tough guy that later taught me how to smoke in the school playground. We continued to be friends all through high school at SHS but after that life took us in many different directions . Mary, I'm so sorry for your loss and ya'll are in my prayers . Remember John 14:1-6 and so many other scriptures that give us hope during this life's most difficult times.

- Bob Quarterman, Springfield , Ga

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Mary, I am so sorry for you’re loss, it’s just heartbreaking. When y’all got married we were all so excited. Life will never be the same, but, GOD will get you thru this. Thinking of you, Julie & Eddie Paige

- Julie & Eddie Paige, Savannah, GA

Mary we are praying for you and your family. We’ll miss his smiling face!

- Josephine Cooper, Savannah, GA

Mary, My thoughts and prayers are with you, so very saddened to hear about Billy. He was a character who will be missed by all who knew him. Love to you my Friend.

- Cynthia dix, Savannah, Ga.

Mary and Billy alway made me smile whenever I seen them. I hope Billy and Terri Jo share a laugh or two in heaven. Always missed never forgotten. Love you Mary Barker. -Becky Barnes

- Rebecca Cowart, Midway, GA

Always made me smile when seeing Mary and Billy. May Billy and Terri Jo share a laugh or two in Heaven. Mary Barker you will be in my prayers always. Love you Mae, -Becky Barnes

- Rebecca Barnes Cowart, Midway , Ga

I am so sorry to hear this about Billy. I knew him because he used to come to my family’s business, Daniel Lumber Co., and he was a fine craftsman who could be depended on to complete a job the way that the customer wanted it. He was a kind, nice man who always had a smile. My sympathy to his family.

- Jan Daniel Crawford, Virginia Beach, Va.

Mary, we are so saddened. Thinking of you. I hope to see you soon.

- Julie Schwartz and Branch Powers, Thunderbolt, Ga

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Mary, we are so sorry to hear of Billy's passing. I don't remember a time that you two were not together. When we would run into ya'll over the years, it was always fun catching up! Sending love and prayers to you during this difficult time.

- Karen and Jim Blakewood, Savannah, Ga

Billy was a good friend for 50 years or more! He will be missed by many! Billy, Rest In Peace my friend! FJ & Cathy

- Fat Jack & Cathy Daniel, Vero Beach, Florida

Mary & family I was shocked to hear of Billy's passing I'm so sorry for your loss and yes he could be grumpy at times but wow what a man. I was always impressed with his love for you no matter what you were his life. Billy brought so much love and laughter to so many people there is no way to ever forget him with fond memories. When you are sad and lost remember the good times and the love. May God's love,love, strength and comfort be with you always. Renée

- Renee Myers Willis, Savannah, GA

Oh the memories . . . So sorry to hear this sad news. My heart hurts for you Mary.

- Penny Watkins Rowland, Savannah, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel