Bill Sheets - 1963

Answers to Charley's Questionnaire for 50th Reunion













November 16, 2012

1) What is your origin; why, when and how did you wound up in Columbia and where did you come from if you were not born in Columbia?
Was born and raised in Columbia.
2) What did you do immediately after you left high school in 1963 and where did you go if you left Columbia?
Joined the navy but was discharged before going on active duty due to back problems. Went to computer school in Kansas City. Graduated and got job at the University of Missouri for the next ten years.
3) Where did you get your education (other than HHS) and what is your profession or how did you acquire your occupation and what was or is it?
Worked as a computer programmer for 23 years. Bought Jim’s Bike and Key Shop in 1992 and have worked here since.
4) Are you still working and if so what are you doing?
Yes(see above)
5) Are you retired and what are you doing or what have you done since you retired? How long have you been retired?
No but my wife retired from U of Mo in 2011 after 40 + years as a registered nurse.
6) Are you married? Who are you married to? Who are you divorced from? How did you meet your spouse or partner; where and when? How long have you been married? Or how many times have you been married and/or divorced?
Married to Colleen Murrin in 1966, Met her at the University of Missouri in 1964.
7) How many children do you have? When was your first child born? When was your last child born? How many grandchildren do you have and when was the oldest and the youngest one born?
Have 2 children. Cynthia Renee born in 1969, and Darron Arthur born in 1975. Cyndi has 2 children, Miriam Leigh, born in 1995, she will be a senior at Hickman as we celebrate our 50th, and Joshua Michael born in1998, he will be a freshman at Hickman next year. Played football at West this year. Darron has one daughter Heather born in 2000 and will be in 8th grade next year.
8) What countries have you spent time in other than on business? What countries have you lived in outside the US?
9) What's on your 'Bucket List' and what have you done and haven't done so far?
Would like to travel more, but really have no “bucket List’. Want to see my grandchildren grow old.
10) Are you a veteran and if so where and when did you serve our country?
Not a veteran but like I said above, joined Navy out of high school.
11) What is the best memory you have from Hickman High School? What is your worst memory from HHS?
Loved to go to football and basketball games(didn’t miss many). The 1962 state championship was great. Was there for all the games.
12) What was your favorite place to go after school or on weekends in Columbia when attending Hickman?
Probably driving up and down the Business Loop.
13) Who was your favorite teacher at Hickman? Who would you like to see the most from the Hickman faculty and why?
Mrs Moreau, My art teacher.
14) What person from our class have you stayed in closest contact with since you left Hickman other than your wife or husband?
Jack Palmer, Dave Griggs are customers of our business as they both have their own businesses.
15) Which '63 Kewpies are you in touch with? Please give me their name and their email, address and phone number?
see above
16) Tell me something that you have told one of your children or grandchildren that was something you learned or did at Hickman?
I have told my grand kids to get involved in activities at Hickman and to enjoy the experience of high school.
17) What are the earliest memories you have of places, people or things in Columbia?
Greatest town in the country, I Love it here.
18) What was your biggest accomplishment while at Hickman High School and what has been your biggest accomplishment since you
graduated from Hickman until now?
I graduated, that’s my biggest accomplishment, but I failed to give it my all. After graduation I raised 2 great kids and I’m really proud of them.
19) What do you think classmates will remember the most about you when they see you at the 50th reunion? I really don’t think anyone will remember me because I really wasn’t that imvolved.

20) Did any teacher from Hickman High School have an effect on your life and how. Coach Roark and Coach Mcloud.


Back to Directory