Florida Trail Association

Remembering Bill Angel

Bill & Willie Angel, Wekiwa State Park (Doug Sphar, 1983)

Bill Angel
Passed in 1993
Indian River Chapter: Trail Maintainer

In Remembrance of Bill Angel
by Doug Sphar

I first met Bill and Willie Angel in the late 1970’s at an exotic plant removal (pepper bust) at what is now Ulumay Sanctuary in Brevard County.  I told them about FTA and they started accompanying me on some of Willey Dykes’ monthly trail building events and assisting me with my TrailMaster tasks at Tosohatchee. They devoted a lot of volunteer hours helping Willey build the trail at Wekiwa S. P.   This caught the eye of Willey and he offered them a TrailMaster slot at Wekiwa and they continued with that until the traffic congestion started getting bad.  When I became Section Leader at Tosohatchee, I asked them to become TrailMasters there. Bill, along with Willie, continued with this until his health started failing in the early 1990’s.  Bill learned computer programming in the Air Force and was later Director of Computer Services at what in now Eastern Florida State College.  He left that position to found his own company that focused on the development of business and financial software.