Football

William R. Liggett

October 22, 1937 ~ November 20, 2021 (age 84)

Obituary

Passed away Saturday morning, November 20, 2021. Bill was born October 22, 1937 in Kalamazoo the son of Horace and Doris (Stowell) Liggett. Bill graduated from Comstock High School. He went on to receive his Bachelor's from K College, and his Master's from WMU. He was a teacher and coach in Bronson, Michigan before starting his 33 year career as a State Farm Agent in Kalamazoo. He played baseball, football, basketball, and was in track in school. He loved coaching - including his son's rocket football and daughter's softball teams. He also had a passion for traveling and enjoyed trips with friends and family to Florida, Colorado, Alaska, and other destinations including voyages in one of his many motorhomes. He ran the 'chain gang' at K College football games for almost 40 years. In 2016, he was inducted into the Comstock Athletic Hall of Fame, one of his proudest accomplishments. He enjoyed Nascar, skiing, living on the lake and in Florida, and he especially loved his family. On February 1, 1958 Bill was united in marriage to his loving wife of nearly 64 years, Barbara (Ward) who survives. Also surviving are his daughter, Lynlee Nash; grandchildren, Jeremy (Ashley), Adam, Dylan, and Jamie; brothers and sister, Walt Liggett, Art Liggett, Joan Liggett; sister-in-law, June McGuire; and several nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by his son, Bret Liggett; sisters and brother, Mary, Donna, Audrey, and Jim; and brother-in-law, Glen McGuire. A celebration of Bill's life will be held from 10:30am-1:30pm on Saturday, November 27 at Langeland Family Funeral Homes, 622 S. Burdick, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 with a time for sharing starting at 12:30pm. A private family graveside service will follow in Riverside Cemetery. The family is requesting that anyone attending to please wear a mask. Memorials may be directed to the Special Olympics Area 18 or the West Michigan Cancer Center. To view Bill's personalized webpage please visit https://www.langelands.com


Services

Life Celebration
Saturday
November 27, 2021

10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Langeland Family Funeral Homes Burial & Cremation Services, Memorial Chapel
622 S Burdick St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Time of Sharing
Saturday
November 27, 2021

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Langeland Family Funeral Homes Burial & Cremation Services, Memorial Chapel
622 S Burdick St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Donations

Special Olympics Area 18
66332 Austrian Way, Sturgis MI 49091
Web: http://area18@somi.org

West Michigan Cancer Center
200 North Park Street, Kalamazoo MI 49007
Tel: 2693822500
Web: http://www.wmcc.org

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