Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Jean,
I'm saddened to hear that Bill passed away, and I know how difficult this is for you and your family. Jean, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers - that God will bless you during this difficult time and always. If I can help in any way, please call on me.
Charles H. Wills

Posted by Charles Wills - Sanford, NC - Cousin   May 24, 2014

Blessings to this loving man's family. Thank you, Coach, for being a positive influence in a challenging time in my life at DHS.

Posted by Susan Branche Poteet - Creston, CA - student and fan   March 17, 2014


Sorry to hear of the passing of Coach Satterfield, he was a great teacher I had him in Biology in 68' and he was the best...learned a lot. He was very dedicated and he enjoyed his work and his students knew it and we learned a lot from him. My deepest sympathy to the family he will be truly missed.

Posted by Freddy Harris    March 14, 2014

One of the best teachers at Dougherty High in 1971! God Bless you and Prayers for your family. You will be missed!!!

Posted by Judy (Reschner) Enzmann - Student   March 14, 2014

I'm so sorry to hear about Bill. We had so many good times growing up with the Satterfields.

Posted by Frank Arnold - greensboro, GA - friend   March 12, 2014

Jean and family;

So sorry to hear about Bill. So many fond memories of you and Bill "chaperoning" church trips. Bill was a true Christian man. He loved his family, his church and his God! He was a good man! Please know my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God Bless, Debbie

Posted by Debbie Tenhagen Sutton - Albany, GA - Friend   March 12, 2014

Every time I worked I always looked forward to Thursdays when Bill would come to river pointe to play golf. He always had a smile on his face and an upbeat attitude about everything. Even after he was diagnosed and had his first surgery I never saw him not smiling. Bill was on of those few people who always saw the glass half full no matter what was going on in his life. I will speak on behalf of everyone who knew Bill and say he will truly be missed.

Posted by Hunter Welch - Albany, GA   March 12, 2014

Jean, how sorry I am about Bill, I did not know anything until today when I read
the paper this afternoon.
You and Bill have always been so wonderful and Know How much you will miss Bill.
Please know you are in my prayers and always will be a special friend,
Love, Lou

Posted by Lou Johnson Lee - Albany, GA - Friend   March 10, 2014

So sorry to hear of "Coach" passing.....a man who always was uplifting and had such a positive influence upon me in my younger days @ Dougherty High. He is remembered with such fondness by everyone who knew him!

Posted by Susie (Lutz) Youngblood - Jackson Hole, WY - former student + "fan"   March 10, 2014

Jean, I'm so sorry to hear of your husband's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time and always.

Posted by Traci Griffen - Cordele, GA - Co-Worker   March 10, 2014


My memories of Bill go back to Jr. High School. I remember an incident where Bill had been picked on by one of the school bullies. In that day Coach Cook would allow us to square off after lunch with gloves, and settle our differences. To make a long story short Bill wore out this guy. When it was over I asked Bill where did he learn to fight like that and he advised that his dad had taught him how to defend himself.(Mr. Satt. was also a special person to me.).
Bill and I played baseball together for Post 30 American Legion. He was fast as greased lightning on the bases. I'm sure that was because of his track background. When Bill graduated from Ga. he taught and coached baseball at Dougherty High School. He asked me to help him which I was very happy to do. I don't remember much about the season. I do remember that Ray Knight played on that team.
Bill was a go to guy in what ever you asked him to do. He was a driving force behind all of our high school reunions.
Bill will be missed. I thank God that he is free of pain and in the hands of the Father.

Posted by Cecil - albany, GA - Friend   March 10, 2014

Praying for you and your family during this difficult time!

Posted by Wendi Chambers - Albany, GA - From the Testing Center @ Darton   March 10, 2014

enjoyed all our trips together you were such a sweet loving couple sorry for your loss

Posted by betty mclemore - albany, GA - friend   March 10, 2014

On Thanksgiving, at Granny & Granddaddy's house, eating & watching football in the family room with all my guy cousins & Uncle Bill.

Posted by Billie Ann Wills - Buena Vista, GA - Niece   March 10, 2014

Many good memories of working television with Mr. Bill. He seemed to teach me something new every time we were together.

Posted by Ben Williams    March 10, 2014

Share many memories with Bill and his dad.They were great men to be around.Played baseball with Bill 1958-1963.He will be missed.May God continue to watch over his family.

Posted by Barney Jacobs - Orange Park, FL - old friend   March 09, 2014

My deepest condolences to all of Bill's family.

Posted by Bobbie J (Young) Wade - Carrollton, TX - AHS 62 Classmate   March 09, 2014


Jean, our thoughts are with you and your family.

Posted by Ed and Linda Hallman - Thomaston, GA - Friend   March 09, 2014