William James Whitla (Billy) passed away in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 13, 2021 at the age of 55. He was born January 21, 1966 in Los Angeles, California to parents William R. and Barbara L. (nee Hummel) Whitla.
He is survived by his son - Chaz M. Whitla, sister - Brenda M. Whitla-Pinto, brother-in-law - Clyde J. Pinto and niece Carmen F. Pinto. He also leaves behind extended family and friends in California including Melissa Miller, The Salstrand Family, and in Louisiana including Sam, Emmett and Ray Hummel and from Nevada including, The Panetti Family, and Susannah Kosmos. William was admired for his keen intelligence, quick wit, gift of gab and infectious laugh. He had many talents including: carpentry, manicuring, acting and artwork. He ran the family business, a feed store, from a young age and later when on to manage a nail salon. William had two businesses of his own; a baseball card shop in Southern California and was a co-owner of a handyman service in Oakhurst California. Most of all, William was a devoted father, stay-at-home dad and was most proud of raising his son, Chaz.
He will be deeply missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Our Lady of the Sierra Catholic Church
40180 Indian Springs Road
Oakhurst, California 93644