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William V. “Billy” Hadsell, 73, of Lawrenceville Ga, passed away at his home Friday December 16, 2022. He was predeceased by his parents, William V. Hadsell, Jr. and Ann Hadsell, and his stepmother Betty Hadsell. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Peggy Hadsell, his son Jim (Shy) and their children Xekan, 12, and Nyx, 4, and his youngest son, Ian.
He is also survived by 8 siblings. A sister Nancy Hadsell of Austin Tx. Diane (Frank) Spicer of Tampa, Fla. Laura (Kelly) Gordon of Savannah, Ga. A brother, Michael Hadsell of Portand OR. And a sister Carol (Bud) Gaskin of Lincolnton, Ga. He has a stepbrother, Rusty Brett, and two stepsisters, Betty Carole Smith and Ann Hadsell. He is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Billy was a native of Savannah, GA. He attended Blessed Sacrament School and Benedictine Military School and received his first undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in Social Studies Education. He worked for a short period as an educator, but then moved out west to Lake Tahoe. He was exceptional at math and had an excellent memory and was able to live off of his gambling prowess for several years.
He then moved back to Georgia where he lived on Lake Sinclair in Central Georgia and had several years that he competed in water skiing events. He became an accomplished slalom skier and won several medals and enjoyed his time with the Regional Water-Skiing Club. During this time, Billy discovered his love for arcade games and acquired such skill that he set the high score on many machines in the local arcades that stood for many years. He was also into weightlifting as he progressed with his waterskiing and spent many years in the gym.
Billy decided to return to college and studied accounting at Georgia College in Milledgeville. He passed the CPA exam and won the Gold Key Award for receiving the highest score in Georgia that year. He worked the rest of his life as an accountant and did an excellent job with his clients. He also voluntarily did the tax returns for most of his friends and relatives for over 25 years.
Billy was tremendously loyal to most of his friends that he grew up with in Savannah. He frequently came home to Savannah to visit with them and stayed an active part of their lives for his entire life. He was loved by his family, friends, and will be greatly missed.
There will be a memorial visitation on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel.
I am going to miss you brother! I will cherish the fond memories we had while playing around in our old neighborhood and while attending Blessed Sacrament, Benedictine, and University of Georgia!! Those were some great memories!! May you now find rest in God’s loving arms. We will meet again!!!
- Jerry & Bonnie Kilpatrick, Suwanee, Ga. 30024
Dearest, Peggy, Carol, Laura and Dianne, I'm so sorry to hear about Billy. He was such a sweet gentle soul. He will have lots of good company in the next world. Guess they are up there playing cards. Prayers for all of you during this time.
- Kathy Gaudry Cliett, Metter, GA
So very sorry to hear of Billy’s passing. His family has my sincere condolences and wishes for many wonderful memories of their beloved family member. My beloved wife Mary Teresa Jaugstetter Mangan was a dear friend of Billy’s throughout their school years and often recounted fun stories of Billy and their mutual acquaintances. May my Benedictine Brother Rest In Peace.
- Richard Mangan, Tampa, FL
To all of the Hadsell family, my next door neighbors growing up and forever friends , more really like family. I'm am so sadden to hear of Billy's passing. My heart is broken. He took such great care of my brother Billy for many many years and I'm so appreciative for that. They had a beautiful relationship and now they can pick up where they left off. Sending my sincere condolences to all of you. Love you all!
- Sally Hodges, Savannah, GA
- Former neighbor , St Petersburg , FL
A special life
- Joe Bunger, Fredericksburg , Va
Carol and family: so sorry to hear of Billy’s passing. Such a nice and considerate guy. I know he is with Mom and Dad smiling at his family with love. God bless you❤️
- Ringwald/Seyden, Savannah and Valdosta, Ga.
Like everyone in the Hadsell family, Billy was one of the nicest people I met at B.C.! During morning formations and afternoon drills he treated us with a kindness I always appreciated. He was also a lot of fun! So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all.
- Tom Coleman, Savannah, GA
There is no words to say what has happened!! Billy has been a life long friend and neighbor since we were born. His family grow up next door to my family. Billy and my older brother were great friends. They even played ping pong in our living room / kitchen. Billy shot me in the butt with a bb gun while growing up. Billy , his siblings, myself and siblings, all got into a lot of trouble, but had fun doing it. My father took him under his wing and helped teach him how to fix cars and house hold things. He was not just a friend or neighbor he and his siblings are family. My family and I would like to send our dearest thoughts and prayers for each and everyone of his family and friends. You all know that we are here for all of you in any need that you my need. Love Always And Forever, The Hodges / Keane's
- Holly Hodges Keane, Savannah , Ga
I graduated a year before Billy at BC, and I remember him as an outgoing guy with a smile for everyone. As a CPA myself I am mightily impressed by Billy taking first honors after passing the CPA exam. He led a full life. Rest in peace, Billy.
- Roger Elmore, Beaufort, SC
A bit late...I had surgery in December and a rough recovery..Bill and I worked summers together at the Savannah Coca Cola Bottlers during college.We stayed on touch through the years, always enjoying our Waffle House get togethers. Bill s biggest smile was when he became a gra nddad.I will cherish forever our friendship
- Gerald Shensky, DULUTH, Georgia
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
- Memorial Visitation
- 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wed, December 21, 2022
- Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (map)
Savannah GA 31406