Bill was a man with eternal boyhood wonder. He loved asking questions, gaining understanding, and mastering his interests. 

Woodworking, charcuterie, Italian cuisine, history, theology, and science were all within his domain. 

Never meeting a stranger, Bill possessed and imparted the gifts of conversation, cheesy wit, and a love of family. 

The most important gift Bill gave to those who knew him was his deep faith in the Blood of Jesus. He would be the first to tell you that though his sins were many, he was loved by a big God, whose mercy is more. Bill served as an Elder and Clerk of the Session at First Presbyterian Church in Madison. He could always be counted on for thoughtfully choosing Sunday school curriculums, making hospital visits, and attending funerals. 

He is preceded in death by his loving grandparents Agnes and Felton Worthey, Henry B. McNeese, Sr., and Georgia Bell McNeese. 

He is survived by his devoted wife of 21 years, Julie. Three children who truly love their Daddy, Anna (Jeff), Emily (David), and Will (Anna). Six grandchildren Caroline and Luke Price, Ellie Harbarger, Xander, Ezra, and Juniper McNeese. His parents, Jean Ella and Henry McNeese. Four siblings, Hank McNeese, Gaye (Ronnie) Graham, Walt (Charlotte) McNeese, and Chris (Brenda) McNeese. Two nephews, Taylor and Hayden McNeese. Three nieces, Stephanie Strawbridge, Sarah Strawbridge, and Melody McNeese. Loving aunt, Becky "Boo" (Jesse) Leverette. Cousins, Laura Leverette and Jay (Jessica) Leverette.  

A memorial service was held June 30, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church of Madison.