“Forever Loved, Never Forgotten”
The Navy Gold Star Program is eternally grateful for the sacrifice of those Service Members who have died in service to our country. To help us to never forget, we have set up this tribute page to honor and remember the memory of those lives. If you would like to honor the memory of your Sailor, Soldier, Marine, Airman or Coast Guardsman through the Navy Gold Star website please submit your thoughts and a photo.
Billy was an outgoing energetic man with an infectious smile and laugh who always went out of his way to help anybody, especially the “underdog”. Billy always went above and beyond to help those in need of learning, and pushed them to reach their goal working right along with them, never giving up on them, or anybody throughout his life. He loved sports, a natural born athlete. A definite competitor and would not give up on his game or anyone. Billy joined the USN proudly in 2003 receiving many awards and medals and had planned on retirement. He worked hard and achieved every goal he set for himself ( which were many) and wouldn’t stop!! Billy lost three of his four children along with him.
His children Jojo, Kaylee, Jacob, and Brooke were his world and while on shore duty they were with him every given moment. Billy left behind his wife Jonielle, a son Jacob, and mom Edith Spillers.
Forever my hero