William "Billy" Booker Logan
Aug 13, 1941 - Oct 12, 2015
William Booker Logan was born in Oakland, California on August 13, 1941. He was born on his mother’s birthday. His close family called him “Billy”. As a youth the days he remembered with great affection were the days he spent helping his uncle harvest almonds and bundling hay in the Capay Valley. He developed a love for the outdoors that would bring him much joy in the years to come.
His family moved from Oakland to the Yuba City/Marysville area where he attended school for some time. Some years later he moved to Sacramento where his mother and father had moved and he remained here until his death.
Billy worked for the University of California at Davis as a custodial supervisor for over 30 years and retired in 2003. He was known to be a supervisor who cared about his employees. He was often assigned employees that other supervisors had difficulty with. He was known to turn many around and get the best work from them. Many came to him for advice in personal matters as he was trusted to give honest, sound advice. He always encouraged those around him to do their very best in life; he never looked for a short cut or the easy way out of a job or situation. He took pride in his work and encouraged his co-workers to take pride in theirs.
Billy’s passion in life was hunting, fishing and billiards. He spent many days up on the mountain in Guinda where his family owns land, deer hunting. He was an excellent hunter and almost always brought home a deer. He loved hunting grey squirrel, doves and pheasants as well. Many days were spent camping in the Sierra’s and various sites in Northern California. Many fish were caught from the sloughs and creeks at the end of his fishing pole. He loved to share his fishing skills with others, especially children. He spent countless hours playing pool at The Jointed Cue when he retired.
He loved planting a vegetable garden in his backyard every summer and took great care to see it flourish. It was his pride and joy and with zucchini he harvested he made homemade zucchini bread which because his signature item, he made loaves and took them to all the family gatherings. Anyone who came to the house would often hear him ask, “Would you like a piece of zucchini bread?” He loved to have a loaf on hand to offer a slice to his family and friends.
The Giants and the 49ers were his teams and he loved watching the games with great enthusiasm.
He is preceded in death by his father Henry Booker Logan, mother Carmelita Brown Logan, sister Roberta Logan Hunt and brother Rodney Clayton Logan.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years Carole Logan, sister Carmelita Logan Prince (Art), daughter Meshea Logan Winder (Eric), grandchildren Dwain, William, and Jabrie, as well as many nieces and nephews, cousins and extended family.
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