Farewell to Bill Yallop

By Nub News Reporter

28th Jan 2024 | Tributes

William 'Bill' Yallop
William 'Bill' Yallop

THE death has been announced of a well-known, much-respected borough businessman, local character and family man.

William 'Bill' Yallop was the owner and founder of Yallop & Son's yard on Dock Road, Tilbury, which operated from the late 50s until late 70s and he was also owner of Grays Auto Spares on Clarence Road from the early 60s until the eighties.

Before having the business he also served in the Royal Navy in the 40's as a stoker.

Bill married his wife Muriel in 1950 at Grays Parish Church and they recently celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary. The couple had three children Julia, Billy and Jon who were also known locally. Julia passed away almost four years ago after suffering with Motor Neurone Disease.

Bill, who was 96, passed away on 10 January in Basildon Hospital after a very short illness.

Bill Yallop.

Granddaughter Samantha Slater said: "He celebrated his birthday on Christmas Day with his family. Bill was a character, always friendly and happy to help others.

"Bill lived a very good life with a happy marriage and was a successful business man, he took early retirement to enjoy traveling whilst still owning property locally including shops in Clarence Road that he rented out."


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