William Franklin Ford “Billy” Schooler

Born on 03/06/1924

Departed on 02/12/2013

Resided in Stafford, Virginia

William Franklin Ford “Billy” Schooler, 88, of Stafford County passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Mr. Schooler worked at Silvey Chevrolet and retired as the service manager at Pohanka. He was in the automotive business for almost 50 years. He was a Navy veteran and served during World War II and the Korean War. He met the love of his life Dorothy Wallace Schooler in Norfolk.

Survivors include his daughter Gail Robin Farmer of Fredericksburg; grandchildren, Robin Michelle Farmer of Fredericksburg, Ronald Edward Farmer Jr. of Richmond; niece Billie Toombs of Fredericksburg; and three cousins, Lauman and Ben Schooler of Fredericksburg and Florence Rodgers of Fredericksburg.

He was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Dorothy W. Schooler; his parents William Franklin and Sarah Virginia Colvin Schooler; and sister Jean S. Stewart.

A service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Sunset Mausoleum Chapel. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2217 Princess Anne St. Suite 106-1F, Fredericksburg, Va. 22401. A special thanks to nurses Susan Crane and Karen McCauley at Mary Washington Home Health. Also, a special thanks to Theresa Mittan and Cynthia DuPont.

6 thoughts on William Franklin Ford “Billy” Schooler

  1. Bill and Carol Winter on said:

    Gail, Ron & Robin -

    We are so very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was a wonderful man and we how much he was loved by all of you. Please know that we are thinking of you all and are here if you ever need us. We love and miss you..

  2. Bill and Carol Winter on said:

    Gail, Ron & Robin -

    We are so very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was a wonderful man and we how much he was loved by all of you. Please know that we are thinking of you all and are here if you ever need us. We love and miss you..

  3. Caryn Self-Sullivan on said:

    Dear Gail,
    Words cannot express my deepest sympathy at the loss of your Dad. He was a wonderful person and literally an earthly savior to my Dad. I will always remember his smile and warm greeting when ever I came over as a child. We had a good childhood, didn’t we? Yes, we both dealt with family issues, but it was a great childhood, nonetheless! With deepest sympathy, I share these words inspired by the words of a poet, in my lame effort to wish you peace:
    Imagine that the brilliant stars of a clear crisp night are windows looking out from beyond our earth-bound reality. And at the very moment when you are wishing on those stars, hoping that the loved one you have lost is happy, safe, and free…he is looking back from the other side, making the same wish for you–sending you all his love. May the painful void in your heart soon be filled and comforted by a lifetime of warm memories and the feeling that you’ll always be connected to your father. Wishing you Peace & Love, Caryn

  4. Marsha Stanley on said:

    Gail, Robin, and Ron,
    My deepest sympothy’s are with all of you. Mr. Schooler was a wonderful man. I spoke with him on many occassions. He always referred to me as “the lady with the twins”. He would mention to me that he was proud of the way I was raising my twin children. Well I have to say I am very pround of all of you for taking such great care of mr. and Mrs Schooler in thier elderly years. Gail your a wonderful friend, and you were there for me when my father passed. I am here for you when you need to talk or anything else. Ron and Robin you were such wonderful grandchildren. I know your grandparent loved you very much. I send all my love to you all.

  5. Ronald Farmer on said:

    Grandpa you were the best man I love you so much . You were the best grandpa! I love you words can’t express how much. You made it through everything

  6. Andrew Green on said:

    I loved Grandpa he was so much fun and would talk to be about the Navy.

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