Former Recreation and Parks director, helped start ORRA
William G. Sewell, affectionately known as “Billy,” passed away peacefully on October 2, 2015, at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs. The cause of death was acute myeloid leukemia. He was 72.
Billy was born May 24, 1943, to the late Frances and Bill Sewell, in Ravenna, Ohio. His family moved to Oak Ridge when he was very young, and Billy grew up in the Oak Ridge school system.
He is survived by his lover, confidant, his best friend, his beautiful wife of 47 years, Gail. He is also survived by three children: daughter Molly Sewell Tillyer, her husband Mike, and grandchildren Matthew Tillyer (21) and Nolan Tillyer (16); son Russell Wayne Sewell, and grandchild Logan Sewell (7); and daughter Amy Kathryn Sewell Torres, her husband Michael, and grandchildren Allison Arriola (15), Austin Arriola (13), Sophia Torres (3), Aaron Torres (15), and Annalyse Torres (14). Billy is also survived by a sister, Mary Lou Sewell Murphy, her husband John, and their children Mike, Melinda, Marsha, and Matt; brother Frank Sewell, his wife Pam, and their three children, Rachel, Thomas and Daniel; and brother Joe Sewell, his wife Mary (deceased), and their children Jessica and John. [Read more…]