William ‘Bill’ L. Totten, age 70, of Orlando, FL passed away Thursday, June 4th, 2015 at his residence. He was born in Rocky River, OH the son of the late Anna (Mackey) and Arthur B. Totten. Shortly after attending Georgia Tech, he was attracted to Florida to work for the space program. Since the early 1970’s, Bill enjoyed calling Orlando his home. He retired after serving thirty-eight years as Senior Engineering Inspector with the Orange County Highway Department. Over the years, family, genealogy, scouting and Gator football continued to be passions close to his heart.
Bill leaves his devoted wife Sandra (Jones) Totten, son Robert (Rebecca) of Winter Garden; daughter Julia Totten Yahya (Ahmad) of Minneola; son Bill L. Totten, Jr. (Jodi) of Gilford NH; grandchildren Ryan (Eryn), Jacob, Noelle, Hannah, Kara, Benjamin and Avery; two sisters, Janice Partin (Howard) of Orlando; Jean Kemp (Tom) of Leesburg; sister-in-law Rhonda Totten of Bay Village, OH; brother John Totten (Karen) of Cumming, GA; and brother-in-law Darwin Martin. Further survivors include the Yum-Yum Sisters that considered him a brother: Debra Jones Williamson, Jennifer Jones Clark (Kenny), and Jill Jones Hurshman (Al) as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He is proceeded in death by sister Barbara (Totten) Martin, brother Arthur ‘Bud’ B. Totten, and brother-in-law Steve Williamson.
A service celebrating the life of Bill will be held at Harvest Bible Chapel of Orlando, located at 12120 Chase Road, Windermere FL 34786 on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 4:00 pm. Interment will follow the funeral service at Winter Garden Cemetery. The family requests donations be made to Cornerstone Hospice in lieu of flowers (www.cshospice.org).