Feb. 15, 1953-Jan. 22, 2018

William “Bill” Hemphill peacefully passed away on Jan. 22, 2018, surrounded by his family at St. James Hospital.

Bill was the second of five children born to Robert M. Hemphill and Bonnie J. (White). He attended Butte schools, graduating in 1971.

Bill was a jack-of-all-trades but his passions were painting and helping others. Bill was an amazing brother, father, grandfather and friend and he had the biggest heart. He never missed the chance to make others smile. Bill loved to ride Bubba’s Harley every chance he could. He enjoyed camping and spending time with family and friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents and two of his brothers.

He is survived by his five children, Brystal, Robert, Breauna, Chad and Shane; brother, Bruce Hemphill; sister, Brenda (and Barry Beardslee); several grandchildren, nieces and nephews; Bill’s dearest friend and cribbage partner, Bee Hensel; the thousands of people he positively impacted over the years and the mothers of his children, Shanna Hemphill and Joyce Whitford.

Anyone that knew Bill will read this with a heavy heart but just know that he loved us all and is smiling down on each and every one of us.

A potluck celebration of Bill’s life will be held at the Silver Bow Athletic Club, 1203 Howard St., in Butte, Montana on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Axelson Alternative Cremation is privileged to serve Bill’s family.