In Loving Memory
June 23, 1937 – December 21, 2018
William “Bill” Charles Sant passed on into the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ on December 21, 2018 in Daphne, Alabama. He was 81 years old.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years, Margaret (Peggy) DeHart Sant of Louisville, Kentucky, and his three beloved children and their spouses and children; John (Jay) William Sant and Jan Nichols Sant of Jupiter, Florida, Julianne Sant Purcell and Gerry Purcell of Wetumpka, Alabama, and Lt. Col (Ret.) Erik Andrew Sant and Donna Driskell Sant of Warner Robins, Georgia.
Mr. Sant was the adored grandfather (Pops) to eight grandchildren; Ross Fuentes, Kristen Sant Duggan, Matthew Fuentes, Emily Sant, Sydney Sant, Mary Elizabeth Sant, Andrew Sant and Ryan Sant. He was great-grandfather (Pops the Great) of three great-grandchildren; Ella Duggan, John Matthew Fuentes, Jr. (Lalo), and Molly Duggan.
Also surviving are his sister and brother-in-law, Doris Sant Donovan and Herbert Donovan of Newport, Rhode Island, and he is preceded in death by his father, John Sant and Elizabeth Bowley Sant of Newport, Rhode Island. And he was the much-loved surrogate “Pops” to many.
He received his Bachelor Education from the University of Miami (Florida). He began his career as a high school football coach at Christopher Columbus High School in Coral Gables, Florida and later entered a successful career in sales and retired from Sports Displays as Regional Sales Manager. Bill was an active outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an accomplished bass angler in his retirement years, having won many local and regional bass angler tournaments. He was a member of the Hall County Red Cross, serving on the Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT). Sant was known for his passion as an avid Georgia Bulldog fan. He was a long-time parishioner of St. Monica Catholic Church in Suwanee, Georgia.
A memorial service will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church in Daphne, Alabama on Thursday, December 27, with visitation at 10 AM and a requiem mass at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Elmore County Pregnancy Center, a pro-life ministry, at 104 Company Street, Wetumpka, AL 36092. Expressions of condolence may be offered at www.hughesfh.com. Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL 36526.