We’d like to thank Jason for sharing this story.
I met Bill at a Pee Dee Academy football game in the very small town of Mullins, SC. His sons were players on the visiting team. Rumors were Bill was in attendance so once the game ended I walked over to the visitor side of the field. There sat Bill on the front row being serenaded by the football team and cheerleaders for his birthday.
Once they stopped singing I approached him and asked if he’d sign a Clemson golf ball for me. He did and proceeded to tell me he had broken down in Lake City on his way to Mullins. No one would give him a ride because they thought he was a homeless man begging for money.