William James “Bill” Monroe
December 12, 1947- July 10, 2021
William James “Bill” Monroe of Lusby, Maryland died on July 10, 2021 at the age of 73 in Prince Frederick, MD. He was born December 12, 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio to Mary Kathryn (Snell) Bottorff and James R. Bottorff.
He enrolled in the U.S. Army at age 18 and served four years in Vietnam. After leaving the Army, he settled in the Washington, D.C. area, where he lived the remainder of his life. He honed his natural skills and made a career as a self-employed contractor performing maintenance, renovations and repairs for homeowners and businesses.
Bill was a caring and kind man who will be remembered for his gregarious and exuberant spirit. He loved dancing, socializing, playing guitar and singing, riding his motorcycle in his younger years, and spending time with friends. His biggest joy in life was making people happy, and he was known for his endless jokes and infectious smile. In his few quiet moments, he loved to lose himself in books.
Bill is survived by his wife, Jeanie Loving of Lusby, Maryland; his daughter, Teresa (Monroe) Kennedy, husband Shaun, and grandchildren, Carson and Annie of Kelso, Washington; his brother, Mark Monroe of Toledo, Ohio; his sister, Amy (Monroe) Andrews of Athens, Georgia; his brother, Andy Monroe and wife Pat of Athens, Georgia; stepdaughter Holly Loving, husband Dave Thompson and grandson Lucian of Alexandria, VA; as well as several cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Linda Bottorff, his mother, Mary Kathryn (Snell) Vargo; his adoptive father, James Monroe; his father, James Bottorff and his grandson, Patrick Kennedy.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 11:00 am at Vera’s Restaurant, 1200 White Sands Drive Lusby, MD 20657. Interment will be private. To leave the family a condolence please visit www.rauschfuneralhomes.com .