William Tyler Huber of Tampa, Fla., formerly of Danville, passed away at 11:43 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, as a result of injuries sustained in a swimming accident at his home.
William was born July 3, 1990, in Danville, the son of Jennifer (Schuman) and John Huber.
He attended Danville schools and graduated from King High School in Tampa, Fla., where he was a member of the KHS Marching Lions Band. William attended college in Tampa. He planned to join the Air Force next month. William loved all types of music and instinctively knew how to play any instrument he picked up. Over the years he played the violin, guitar, keyboard, trumpet and his stepdad’s Scottish tin whistles; all with ease, like a professional.
William is survived by his mother and stepfather, Jennifer and Jimmy Fry of Hamilton, Scotland, and by his father, John E. Huber Sr. of Tampa, Fla.; his sisters, Erica Palmer of Fort Myers, Fla., Mary (Tom) Hausler of Terre Haute, Ind., and Natalie Huber of Tampa, Fla.; his brothers, John “Jake” Huber of Tampa, Fla., Sgt. Ben (Shawnna) Huber of Fort Bragg, N.C., and Karl Huber of Tampa, Fla. William is also survived by his nephews and nieces, Cameron, Erin, Hailey, Natalyn, Marissa, Sara, Bruce, Lilly, Ben Jr., Evie, Jackson, Marilyn and Vivian.
William was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Joseph and Joyce Schuman; paternal grandparents, Robert and Dorothy Huber; and a niece, Katelyn Hausler.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Holloway Funeral Home in Oldsmar, Fla., with a private family service. William’s family would like to thank the Tampa EMT for their quick response and Pape’s Mortuary in Danville for providing advice.
When William was a little boy in Danville, he would give away his winter hats and gloves to children on the school playground who didn’t have any. He didn’t tell us what he was doing at first — but when we found out, we were so proud we had such a kind and loving son. We took him shopping and bought hats and gloves in all sizes and colors that he happily put in his book bag. He never told us who he gave them to because he said he didn’t want anyone to feel bad. We will all miss William dearly.
In lieu of flowers, please help a child who is struggling, in any way you can. Guest register: www.papemortuary.com.