Friday, June 5, 2015

William "Bill" L. Totten

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 (


M Jones said...

I am sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. I hope you will find some comfort and strength in Jesus promise of the earthly resurrection(Acts 24:15)and the renewed Paradise earth, where death will be no more and no family will mourn the death of a loved one.-Revelation 21:3,4;John 5:28,29;Luke 23:43. May GOD(Psalms 83:18)grant you peace and comfort now, during this grievous time.Matthew 5:4.

Anonymous said...

To My Family - My heart and prayers are with you. I'm unable to can but, Mom will be there for me. Also, my two older Brothers and family. In 'ME' heart Uncle Bill is with his "Heavenly Family" and OUR FATHER.( In very Good Hands.) In time LIFE will come back to normal but, it will take time. You have a lot of ARMS to HOLD YOU and keep you safe. With ALL 'ME' LOVE. Suzie.

Bruce Layton jr. said...

Sandy and family,
So sorry to here of Bill's passing last week, I'd like to pass a long this in your time of sorrow,
"May you see God's face in the smiles of those who greet you, and may you hear God's voice in their words of encouragement and hope. May God's love embrace you in strong arms of comfort and consolation and in stillness of each day's end, may God's presence be the peace that keeps you." celebration greetings.
A memory that sticks in my mind, was when I was a little squirt. playing basketball with him when he was an older teenager, and me and my brother was calling him uncle Bill, he was 12 years older than us, he kept asking why we were calling him uncle Bill, wasn't ready to be an uncle as a teenager. He was my mom's cousin after all. Glad I got to see him last summer, what a jolly guy he was even in his illness back them, he was joking around. You all are in my prayers, may God comfort you in this time of sorrow. Sincerly Bruce Layton, jr,