William "Bill" Michael Murillo Jr.


August 26, 1946 ~ July 11, 2023

Born in: San Antonio, TX
Resided in: Spring Branch, TX

William (Bill) Michael Murillo, Jr., age 76, passed away unexpectedly on July 11, 2023, at his home in Spring Branch, Texas. He was born on August 26, 1946 in San Antonio, Texas to William Murillo and Esther N. Zatarain.

Bill was preceded in death by his father William Murillo, mother Esther N. Zatarain, step father Joseph Zatarain and brother Joseph Zatarain.

William is survived by his beloved wife, Rebecca (Becky) Murillo; brother & sister in-law David & Diana Zatarain; nephews: John Zatarain, Matthew Zatarain, and Brian Pettitt; niece Aubrey Sova Zatarain; his children, Mike Murillo II and wife Lisa, Andy Murillo and wife Becca, and Kim Armstrong and husband Brad; grandchildren Carlie Ridge, Hanna Aaly, Samantha Jones, Michael Murillo, Lauren Murillo, Gage Murillo, William Murillo III, Sophia Armstrong, Brooklynn Murillo, Baliee Armstrong, Brittyn Murillo and Riley Armstrong; great grandchildren Annemarie Ridge, Noah Ridge and Amelia Murillo.

Bill loved his country and served proudly in the United States Air Force. A former semi-pro football standout, he loved to sit in front of the TV with a big bowl of Cincinnati Five-Way Chili and take in a Sunday night football game. Bill graduated with honors from The University of the Incarnate Word.

Bill met the love of his life in 1977 in Springfield, Ohio. Having found his soulmate, he married Becky and enjoyed 46 wonderful years together. A devoted grandfather (aka Papaloo, Pa, & Papi), who loved to make his grandkids laugh and whom he shared numerous hours with shopping at the Dollar Tree. Bill was a skilled handyman, always up for a home project. So much so, he went to work part-time at his favorite store, The Home Depot. It brought him joy to help those around him, leaving a lasting impression on everyone he met. Bill was strong in his faith, and his family will continue to carry on his legacy for years to come.

“Well done, my good and faithful servant!” (Matthew 25:23)

Memorial contributions may be made to The Home Depot Homer Fund C-17, 2455 Paces Ferry Rd. Atlanta, GA 30339.

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  1. I miss you dad. Thank you for all the sacrifices you made, not just for me, but for everyone. There is a huge void without you here. You were the ever-present protector of this family, and we all knew no matter what, you would be there in an instant to stand guard and protect us. I feel like that is my job now. I will take it from here pop. I will keep the monsters away.

    We will make sure momma never does without. We will take amazing care of her for you. I know you will, but please watch over us from up there. You have the high ground now. Love you so much. I wish I could hug you one more time and let you know how much I appreciate you and what you did for all of us. I love you love you love you love you more than you can imagine.

  2. I have known the Murillo family for over 30 years now. Andy was a friend of mine from school. Bill and Mrs. Becky allowed me to go on a family trip with them to the coast. I remember it well. Bill and Mrs. Becky gave me some fantastic from a parents stand point which I really needed. At that point in my life I was having a hard time at home. From that point on, the Murillo family treated me like family. Throughout the years me and Bill had various business interactions. In every one he never ended it without reminding me how blessed we are. As sad as I am that Bill is gone, I know he is in heaven right now. To the Murillo family, you lost a great man/father/ grandpa but you gained one of the best angels you could of asked for. I am sorry I could not be with y’all today. My condolences.

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