William “Billy” Thomas Huntoon of Springfield, New Hampshire, age 58, passed away on April 22, 2022 with family by his side. He was diagnosed with stage four esophageal cancer in May 2021 and fought a hard and courageous battle. He was born in New London on March 3, 1964 to parents Jerry and Joyce Huntoon.
Billy lived in the Springfield/New London/Sutton area his whole life and graduated from Kearsarge Regional High School in 1982. He was self-employed for carpentry and snow plowing. He began carpentry work in high school and was extremely skilled in his craft. He had many hobbies including fishing, bowling, snowmobiling, playing cards, square dancing, making jokes, and spending time with his family and friends. Billy was a “one of a kind” soul and was known for his dry sense of humor and quick wit. There was never a dull moment when Billy was around. He loved to make people laugh. Billy always put others before himself and was a helping hand to anyone who needed it.
He is predeceased by his father, older sister Sherry Huntoon, and nephew Jesse Stevens. He is survived by his mother of Sutton, his oldest daughter Samantha Rollins and her husband Jonathan of Newport; his youngest daughter Kristina Huntoon of Tilton; one grandson Aaron Rollins; former spouse and mother of his two daughters Marie Huntoon of Springfield; older sister Carrie Stevens and fiance Frank Szilagyi of Sangerville, Maine; older sister Susan Huntoon Johnson of Andover; younger sister Pamela Huntoon Theis of Sutton; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and several close friends.
Calling hours will be on Friday, May 13, 2022 from 5 to 7 PM at the Chadwick Funeral Home (235 Main Street, New London). A graveside memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 2 PM at Pleasant View Cemetery (Cemetery Road, Springfield) with a reception to follow at the Springfield Meetinghouse (23 Four Corners Rd, Springfield). Please bring a chair if needed for the graveside memorial service as seating will be limited to immediate family. A square dancing celebration of life will be planned for a later date.
Billy received exceptional care from New Hampshire Oncology Hematology and Concord Hospital’s Payson Center for Cancer Care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to either organization.