William Holden Law, Jr.
February 23, 1930  -  May 15, 2018

William Holden Law, Jr.


Barrancas National Cemetery
1 Cemetery Road
Pensacola, FL  32508
Friday, June 01, 2018
9:30 AM
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Memorial Service
St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church
1 St. Francis Drive
Gulf Breeze, FL  32561
Friday, June 01, 2018
1:00 PM
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Barrancas National Cemetery
1 Cemetery Road
Pensacola, FL  32508
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I served in the Navy.

William (Bill) Law passed away peacefully at home from natural causes May 15, 2018.

Bill was born in Colony, New York and preceded in death by his beloved wife Harriett Ethel Law, his parents, William H. Law, Sr., Dorothy Lant Law, siblings, Dorothy Jacqueline Law, Faith Sheila Law Catallo, Thomas James Law, Sons: Richard D Law, and William H. Law III.

Bill is survived by his daughter Robin Elizabeth Law Hukill (Timothy), Brother in law, Wally Catello, his first wife, mother of his children, Georgia (Betty) Law Fortner, stepson Chuck Ward, (Vickie) and stepdaughter Suzy Ward Cheney, grandchildren, Candice, Devin, Elizabeth and Carly, several great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bill played high school football, college football and played for the U. S. Navy, 1949-1953. He was recruited by the Chicago Bears Football team but chose instead to enroll in the University of Maine for a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Management, and then received a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Public Administration.

Bill served as Chief Administrator in Irvington and Franklin Township, New Jersey, Guttenberg, Iowa, and Woodstock, Illinois. Bill then came to Pensacola serving as City Manager from 1965-1971. Bill was Chief Executive Officer in Boca Raton, FL, Special Assistant then General Services Administrator in Miami, FL, Interim City Manager in Delray Beach, FL, Deputy City Manager in Hollywood, FL and Director of General Service in Sarasota, FL. After Bill’s retirement from public administration in the early 90’s, Bill settled in Gulf Breeze, FL.

Bill was a long-time member of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Pensacola, then St. Francis of Assisi after relocating to Gulf Breeze. Bill was the youngest man to become a Mason in 1946, he loved to play golf, served as President of his Home Owners Association as well as serving as the Treasurer for St. Francis of Assisi for several years.

Bill will be interred at Barrancas National Cemetery with military honors June 1, 2018 at 9:30 am. All those who wish to join the procession to Barrancas, please be at Rose Lawn Funeral Home by 8:45 am June 1st. A service at St. Francis of Assisi in Gulf Breeze will take place at 1 pm.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Francis of Assisi, 1 St. Francis Dr, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563.

Arrangements entrusted to Rose Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery of Gulf Breeze.

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  1. Craig & Teresa Markham-Walker
    Gulf Breeze, FL

    Sincerest Condolences to the Law Family & Friends
    Especially to Chuck & Vickie Ward <3
    All are in our thoughts & prayers!

  2. Craig & Teresa Markham-Walker
    Gulf Breeze, FL

  3. Devin
    Gulfbreeze, FL

  4. Robin Hukill
    Gulf Breeze, FL

    Thank you for being such a good Dad as well as an honest, honorable man. I will cherish the last few weeks we had together, it meant so much that I was there with you. I already miss hearing all your stories. I love and miss you terribly.

  5. Betty Fortner
    Pensacola, FL

  6. Sid Hite
    Gulf Breeze, FL

    I was fortunate to meet Bill through my bridge relationship with his wonderful wife, Harriet. We at the bridge club cherish her memory, and I wish Bill's family the best in their acceptance of his passing on to a heavenly place beside her.

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