Well known among paddlers for his instructional books, stories and river maps, William Nealy passed
away July 19, 2001 at the age of 47. Nealy brought a self deprecating sense of humor and a wealth
of practical knowledge to all his work. His river maps are still posted prominently at Southeastern
rafting companies for the benefit of both customers and guides, and served to guide many kayakers
and canoeists on their maiden voyages. William Nealy was a one of a kind, loved in the paddling
community and will be missed.
All are encouraged to contact his wife Holly who has expressed a desire to hear from people
directly. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Messages can also be posted at
www.williamnealy.com/ where there is a guest book for
people to post stories, thoughts, memories and so forth.