Bill's life took him on many adventures including service as a Vietnam fighter pilot with the 555th Tactical Fighter Squadron earning the Distinguished Flying Cross during 98 combat missions. After the military, Bill joined Continental Airlines as a pilot. Once his flying days were complete, Bill became a successful Honolulu commercial realtor and dinner boat captain.
Married to Sharon Darrow for over 50 years until her passing in 2011, Bill then devoted time to his love of the QBs, his Aqua Aerobics Class gatherings, and traveling to visit family and buddies on the mainland. "Billy" also loved reconnecting with his childhood classmates and dear friends in Anaheim, California.
Bill follows his wife, Sharon, and his parents, Kenneth Darrow and Selma Toney, into peaceful rest. He is survived by his three children: Jeff (Cathy), Greg (Nicola), and Stephanie; four grandchildren: Melissa, Crystal, Holly, and Nicholas; five great grandchildren: Riley, Caliber, Gauge, Lily, and Emilia. He is also survived his brother, Robert "Bob" (Rene) Darrow and sisters, Devon, Heather, and Shelby.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Bill's favorite charities, the Salvation Army or Wounded Warrior Project. A service and military honors will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl on July 2nd, 2020, followed by a Celebration of Life gathering.
"How lucky we were to have you in our lives.
We will miss your love, laughter, and spirit of life every day.
Your Loving Family and Friends."