TUSCALOOSA, AL.- William Walker Way passed away Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006, at the University of Alabama Children’s Hospital in Birmingham. William  was  born  on  August  6,  1991  in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to Linda Kathryn  McKnight  and  Jack  Spiller Way. He was an honor student at Gordo High  School,  where  he  also played junior varsity football and baseball.  William  was  an  avid  outdoorsman and horseman, and was active in the 4-H Forestry  Club  for  many  years.  He  also showed Tennessee Walking Horses competitively with his father and brothers. William was an active member of
the Gordo United Methodist Church and the UMYF.

He  is  predeceased  by  his  mother,  Linda  Kathryn  McKnight,  and his grandparents, William Baldwin McKnight, Winston Winfield Way, Sr., and Mary Jean Spiller Way.
He  is  survived  by  his father, Jack Spiller Way; his brothers, Winston Elliott  Way,  Thaddeus  Winfield  Way,  Andrew  Jackson  Smithart  IV, and Alexander   Spiller  Way;  a  sister,  Mary  Frances  Stallworth  Way;  his grandmother,  Helen Bowling McKnight; his stepfather, Daniel Porter Gibson; and his stepmother, Bentley Shanahan Way. Williams is also survived by many other aunts, uncles and cousins in Tuscaloosa County and elsewhere.  Pallbearers  will  be  Kenneth  Carr  Chambliss, Kenneth Parker Chambliss (both  from  Birmingham),  Joseph Curtis Hargrove, Jr. (Tuscaloosa), Edward
Ashton Hill III (Mobile), Dustin Coe McDow (Tuscaloosa), Kyle Douglas Posey (Gordo), John Robert Spiller, Jr. (Tuscaloosa), and Charles Lindell Wright, Jr. (Leeds).
Honorary  pallbearers are Lawrence William Coleman, Jr. (Montgomery), Eli Joseph Hare, Nicholas Stallworth Hare III (both from Monroeville), Harrison Barnett  Lee,  John  Squire  Lee  (both  from Union Springs), Michael Shane Spiller (Tuscaloosa) and Tyler Walker Herndon (Ripley, Tenn.).

 Services will be 10 a.m. today, Sept. 26, 2006, at Gordo United Methodist Church  in  Gordo,  Ala.  Interment will follow at Gordo City Cemetery with Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.
The  family  requests  that  in  lieu of flowers, friends make charitable contributions  to  the  Pediatric  Neuro Oncology Program at UAB Children’s Hospital or to the Joe Lee Griffin Hope Lodge, Birmingham, Ala.