William Jay Stiff

July 6, 1945 - August 4, 2017

07/06/1945 - 08/04/2017

Past Services

Saturday August 19, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
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Gathering of family and friends and military honors.

William Jay Stiff, 72, passed away on August 4, 2017.  He was the son of Evyland (Howard) and Errol Stiff.
He joined the Navy, after graduation where he stayed for 30 years.  Over his enlistment, he was stationed on various fleet Ballistic Submarines.
In 1967 his one and only child, Heidi-Jo was born.  She survived him.  Over the years, Bill loved working on hot rods and rare cars.  His interest in cars was lifelong and he was building his very own “hot rod”.  Sadly, it was never completed.
Survivors, in addition to Heidi Jo are his one and only grandson, Jesse Bradham of Montville, CT and two sisters, Nancy Carpenter and Bonne Nathanson of St. Paul, MN.  He was predeceased by his older brother, Erroll and his parents.
A gathering will be held on Saturday, August 19th from 6pm-8pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road in Virginia Beach, VA.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in Bill’s honor by clicking HERE.

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Ron Hirose
2 years ago

Bill, I enjoyed serving with you aboard the USS Benjamin Franklin. I recall riding in two of your hot cars, both Chevelles. The second one was a 454 SS Chevelle which was a head jerker when you gassed it. Black with a pair of white stripes running the length of body. I know you were proud of Heidi, although I never got to meet her. I believe our boat was eventually scrapped. But the memories live on.
Rest in peace, Bill.

Bill Dixon
6 years ago

On behalf of the United States Submarine Veterans (USSVI), I offer our sincere condolences on William’s passing. You and your loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers. We are forever grateful for William’s service to our country in the U.S. Submarine Service. To our Brother we say, “Sailor, rest your oar. We have the watch. May you rest in peace and may God bless your loved ones who remain. Thank you for your service to our country.”

“Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way.” 2 Thess 3:16.

William Jay Stiff, US Navy, Now on Eternal Patrol.
Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate.

Bill Dixon, National Chaplain United States Submarine Veterans, USSVI.