William L. Hird, Jr., 65, of Narragansett passed into eternal life on September 6, 2020.
He was born in Providence, the son of the late William L. Hird, Sr. and Clare M. (Healy) Hird.
Mr. Hird is survived by his sisters; Marilynn Kernan and her husband Kevin of Warwick, Kathleen Hamill and her husband Ron of Wakefield, and Joanne Aunchman and her husband Michael of Warwick. Bill also leaves seven nieces and nephews and five great nieces and nephews, many relatives and friends.
Bill moved in a variety of circles in his life. He has been an avid golfer, billiards player, karaoke singer, care giver, friend and friendly neighbor. He was known as Bill, Brother Bill, Uncle Billy, Big Bill, Bill-E and also young Bill.
Throughout his career, he has been a tool maker, machinist, engineering tech, and inventor. He was particularly adept at making prototypes. If you could think it up, he could make you one. His many prototypes are still used in businesses across Rhode Island today.
In lieu of flowers, you can make a donation in his name to further research for pancreatic cancer at www.purplestride.org or to the Alzheimer’s Association, RI Chapter, at www.alz.org