William “Billy” Joseph Schafer, Jr., 54 of Gainesville passed away at his home on Thursday, May 1st, 2014. Billy was a lifelong resident of Alachua County and was a 1978 graduate of Gainesville High School. He was born in Oakland, CA to the late William and Virginia Schafer.
Billy loved all sports and was a great Gator fan and Miami Dolphin fan and loved all animals. He was a very loving and caring son, brother and companion. Billy is survived by his brother Daniel S. Schafer(Tammy) of Gainesville and his companion for many years Cheryl Corbin and her daughter Melissa whom he considered his own.
Funeral services for Billy will be held on Friday May 9th, 2014 at 2:00pm at the Forest Meadows Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Forest Meadows Memorial Park Central. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at 1:00pm.
My Deepest Sympathy to the Family and friends .. May God give you the strength that you need ,,, He says in PSALMS 34 : 18 ” Jehovah is close to the BROKENHEARTED, He saves those who are crushed in spirit…”
I loved you then and I love you now. You were beyond a shadow of doubt the best friend I ever had in my entire life to this day. Not a day goes by even after 5 yrs and 42 days that I don’t think about you in one way or another either by making me laugh or feel better about something. I miss you all the time. Thank God I met you. Please God hold Billy close to your warm, safe and kind heart like he held me.