William R, Darby
William R, Darby

May 19, 1954 - June 29, 2018
Born in Maryland
Resided in Greensboro, Maryland


William Ramsay Darby of Greensboro, Maryland, passed away on June 29, 2018, at the age of 64 years. He was known as Billy to family and friends.

Billy was born in Washington, D.C., on May 19, 1954, and was raised in Shady Side, MD. Quite the daredevil in his youth, he always followed through on friends’ challenges for a laugh. He once rode a motorcycle off a pier into the Chesapeake Bay, giving he and his friends a thrill. Billy discovered his affinity for engine repair at an early age, and worked on motorcycles, cars, and boats as a hobby.

Throughout his life he remained true to his passions, working as a mechanic and heavy equipment operator until his medical retirement. A lover of humor, adventure, and the water, Billy shared stories and laughter with everyone he met. His kindness extended to animals as well, opening his home to several adopted dogs and cats through the years.

Billy was preceded in death by his parents, Jeanie Purdue Ramsay and William Russell Darby in the early 1980s. He loved them both deeply, speaking fondly of them often.

Billy will be forever remembered by his sister, Catherine Allred; his daughters, Tammy Darby and Tracy Kellett; and his three grandchildren, Teegan Kellett, Kodiak Kellett, and Evelyn Vamasiri.