William (Bil) Eaton Prouty, 64 years, Texas Twp (Mattawan), Michigan, Passed away Monday, February 20, 2017. William (Bil) Eaton Prouty of Mattawan, MI passed away, February 20, 2017 surrounded by loved ones family and friends. Bil was born October 29, 1952 in Pittsburgh, PA. He was the son of the late Dr. Chilton E. Prouty and Norma V. (Fruvog) Prouty. Bil graduated from Okemos High School, MI in 1970. He attended Western Michigan University and received a Bachelor of Communications degree in 1975. If you knew Bil at all you would agree, this was right up his alley. After working at M & T parts in Kalamazoo, he got his start at in sales with AMMCO Tools and began getting his feet wet as a road warrior. In equipment sales he really found his niche, having been blessed with charm and the gift of gab, he could sell water to Noah on the ark. He later branched out on his own to become the proud owner and operator of Kaldesco, Heavy Duty Lift Company. Bil traveled all of Michigan and part of northern Indiana for sales and equipment installation for his company. He was a "work hard, play hard" kind of guy. He loved hunting with his friends and traveling with family. The captain's chair of his boat on Eagle Lake in Texas Twp was his go to happy place. It was there that you were most likely hear his notorious, contagious laugh, always ready with a quick pun or a joke to tell. He was a true joy to spend time with, whether it was traveling to other lakes with his boat, finding the best hidden trails and roadside bar food in Michigan, it was always an adventure. He had a way of making each of his girls feel special in their own way, no matter how much he complained about being surrounded by women. He was a special person to many and will be truly missed. He was united in marriage to Cynthia (Rowland) Prouty in 1986. Both his parents and brother, John Prouty, preceded him in death. Bil is survived by his wife Cynthia, their three daughters, Sandra Golden, Joy (Kelvin) Brown and Erin Prouty, grandchildren Jessica, Natalie, Isaiah, Carmen, Jesse, and Sidney. An open house for a Life Celebration of Bil will be held June 4, 2 pm at their home on Eagle Lake, 963 Treasure Island, Mattawan. Come share a memory and enjoy some time with his family and friends. Wife: Cynthia Prouty; Daughters Erin Prouty, Joy BrownKelvin), Sandra Golden; grandchildren - Jessica, Natalie, Isaiah, Carmen, Jesse, and Sidney. Open house for memories and stories at 963 Treasure Island, Mattawan, MI on Sunday, June 4 2:00 pm. No flowers please.