Date Created: 12/06/2014
Last Updated: 12/12/2014

In loving memory of Bill Lachicotte, Jr.
4/29/1948 - 12/3/2014

Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Visits: 43,001

This memorial was created in honor of William "Bill" Shannon Lachicotte, Jr. of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Bill was born on April 29, 1948 in Charlotte, NC and passed on December 3, 2014. He was also warmly known as "Wild Bill from Chapel Hill." Bill would be happy for us to smile. Besides being a Chapel Hill/Carrboro person that many recognized on sight, we knew him as a brother, a colleague, a companion of many years, a co-author, a friend, a housemate, a mentor/advisor, a professor, an uncle....

Please use the "Life Story," "Media Gallery," and "Memories (put tributes in Memories." (I don't know what "Candles" are. Use them if you want.) IF YOU DON'T WANT TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT, SEND THE MESSAGE TO ME AT AND I WILL POST IT.

The celebration of Bill's life will happen on Saturday night, Dec. 13th from 6 to 9 pm at 451 Lakeshore Lane, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Thank you for helping to build this Memory book for Bill's life.





Recent Memories & Stories

By: steven klein Thursday, March 9, 2023
I've been thinking of a seminar taught by Terry Evens in which Bill and I participated, circa mid 1980s, and thought I would finally post to Bill's memory. Bill was as smart and deep and well-read as anyone I have ever... View Entire Memory
By: Suzanna Dupee Friday, February 3, 2017
I just stumbled upon the sad news of Dr. L's passing after recently singing his praises to a friend interested in disability studies. I am heartbroken and wish I'd known sooner, but am grateful for this forum to keep... View Entire Memory
By: Courtney Lewis Thursday, February 25, 2016
I've had this in my queue for quite a while now (clearly), but just couldn't get the words right. In the end, I hope it is enough to convey the enormous impression that Bill made on my life during my work as a graduate... View Entire Memory


Recent Tributes

By: Josh Boyer Saturday, December 13, 2014
I've known Bill most of my life. My fondest memory is a week I spent at Dottie's house when I was in college at UNC. It must have been Spring or Fall Break of my sophomore year. Bill and I were the only ones in the... View Entire Tribute
By: Jeff Boyer Friday, December 12, 2014
Bill and I go way back. I think we first got to know each other on the volleyball court during the memorable Friday afternoon games in which faculty and grad students REALLY mixed it up. We shared in the study group... View Entire Tribute


Recent Condolences

By: Ana Araujo Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Dear Dottie and other loved one's of Bill, I was so sad to hear about the loss of Bill. I always remember him as a funny and smart guy and was very sad to hear of that he had passed. I am sending you warm, healing... View Entire Condolence
By: Never Gone Saturday, December 6, 2014
Dear Dottie, We are so sorry about the loss of your loved one. We will be here to do everything we can to help you remember the life of your lost loved one. We hope that our site will allow you deal with the loss in... View Entire Condolence

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