He married Lorraine Evans on July 14, 1956 in Yakima, Washington. They were later sealed in the Los Angeles Temple on May 9, 1970 serving missions in Seattle and Denver.
Bill grew up in Shafter, near Bakersfield, California until he joined the army at the age of 16, without his mother’s permission. He served for 23 years in the United States Army including a tour in Vietnam. After his Army retirement he and Lorraine settled in Buena Park, California. They later moved to Ontario, California. Following his retirement from the US Postal Service, they retired to St. George, Utah.
Bill loved sports, both watching and playing. He was known in his Army Softball days as the Ironman due to his ability to pitch multiple fast-pitch softball games in a single day and mowing down batter after batter. He also coached his boys in sports and was able to play softball on the same team with each of his boys at different times in his life. He continued to be an effective slow-pitch softball pitcher into his sixties. He was also a very good bowler and played in many leagues over the years. He loved to watch and play many other sports.
He is survived by his wife Lorraine; his children Judy Lynn (Al) Tunnell, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Michael (Lisa) Hukill, Diamond Valley; Kristi (John) Stoddard, West Jordan; JoDe (Paul) Bernard, Gillette, Wyoming; Mark (Darla) Hukill, West Valley City; Patti Ann Green, St. George, and his sister Opal. He has 28 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter. He is preceded in death by his son Billy Franklin Hukill Jr., granddaughter A’kayja Green, and great granddaughter Scarlett Risko.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 16 at 11:00am at the Green Valley 2nd Ward LDS building at 511 S. Valley View Dr. in St. George, Utah. Viewings will be held on Tuesday, October 15 from 7pm-8:30pm at Heideman Hughes Mortuary at 1037 East 700 South in St. George and on Wednesday, October 16 from 9:30am-10:45am prior to the funeral services at 11:00. Interment will take place in the Tonaquint Cemetery.