William was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1930. In 1959 he moved to Oroville, California where he became a Contractor and started his own business with his longtime friend Roy Carver. On 1970 he moved his family and business to Gridley, California. Wherever he went he made lifetime friends. On June 19, 2013 he lost a long battle of lung cancer and passed away. William leaves behind his wife Shirley, sons Jeffrey and William Jr., stepsons Steven and Dwayne, stepdaughters Kimberly and Gayle, brother Martin Manwarren, of Omaha, Nebraska, many grandchildren and nieces and nephews. William was laid to rest this past Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery, in Oroville, California. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.