Billy graduated from Grand County High School and began to learn the ropes of oil field construction work with his father and mother, who was the office manager. He married Stephanie Lynne Geralds in July of 1981. They had six beautiful children: Courtney Nicole, Erica Lynne, Devin Brittney, William H. III (Little Bill), Gage Michael and Bailey Jane.
Billy loved to heckle everyone. He loved to dance and loved to jump rope (hot peppers). He loved four-wheeling and Lions Back — did it at least four times a week back in the day.
After his parents passed away, he and his family returned to Oklahoma. Billy had been back and forth from Oklahoma to Moab and was living in Oklahoma City at the time of his death on July 15, 2014.
He will be missed and never forgotten. Please keep his children in your prayers.
Billy is survived by his children, Courtney (Brian) Spake, Erica Lynn Hance, Devin Brittney Hance, William H. Hance III, Gage Michael Hance and Bailey Jane Hance; and grandchildren, Rileigh and Paxton Spake and Maddox Hance. He is also survived by his sister, LaDonna (Hance) Switzer-Hawn and brother-in-law, Larry Hawn; nephews, Brando James and Jessie (Corrina Jarman) Coberly ; great-nephews, Jharick James, Brekyn James, Gannon James, Eli Coberly, and Isaac Shifflet; and great-nieces, Eleyna Faye Coberly, Hadlee James and Dasia Gibbs.
Billy was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Lil Hance; his wife, Stephanie Lynne Hance; his niece, DeLeyna Contreras; nephew, Hank James; and his great-nephew, Kambryn James.
A memorial service is pending.