Friend And Former Coworker Wild Bill Cody’s Funeral Today
I had the pleasure of working with one to the most talented radio men our industry has known, Wild Bill Cody. Bill was legendary in Reno in the 70’s and 80’s and came to us sometime after that. I have many fond memories of Bill. If you were in his presence you were about to be entertained. It was like he was in a constant stand up comedy routine. If there was ever a human cartoon, it was Bill.
Bill was one of those guys who just loved radio and how it could touch the community. He always had something good to say to you and always had your back. He was legendary for some of the stunts he did. Rolling a peanut a hundred miles with his nose, being buried alive to raise money were just a couple but Bill will be most known for his love of his Irish Setters. There is no man who loved and cared for his dogs like this man did and they loved him back. Bill was not the healthiest of men. I remember one year he was broadcasting from the 9 Health Fair and they weren’t going to let him leave. Right now Bill is sitting beside the Lord talking his ear off.
Bill died of a heart attack on Christmas day and will be laid to rest today at 2:15 at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver. Here is a piece from Bill’s obit.
” Bill was one of a kind. He had many passions: oldies music, the Byrds, the Denver Broncos, the CU Buffaloes, cooking, and Irish Setters. Bill is survived by his sisters, Mary Sue Horgan of Ojai, California, Sharon Newman of Canby, Oregon, and their families. He also leaves behind his cherished Irish Setters, Bluey and Bo. A brief service with a military honor guard will celebrate Bill’s life and recognize his service to his country at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver on Friday, January 4, at 2:15 p.m., staging area “C”. A reception will follow. “