December 2, 1942 - March 4, 2021
William “Bill” F. Maylett, 78, of Annandale, Virginia, passed away 4 Mar 2021, surrounded by family. Bill was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Ellis and Donna (McFarlane) Maylett 2 Dec 1942. He claimed he retired at the age of 12, when he left door-to-door spudnut sales and began riding his bike around to repair electronics in his neighborhood. In high school, he began work in local radio stations. He made his mark in television broadcast engineering and studio design, having worked at places such as KSL, ABC Sports, and WETA, before starting his own businesses in the DC-area, where he had lived since 1966. His professional accomplishments include an Emmy Award that lived in the back of his closet behind rolls of gaffers tape, and only ever writing one resume. Other hobbies included pulling (elaborate) pranks, flying his C-182P, and asking his kids how tall the trees are in the backyard using Pythagorean’s theorem. Bill’s proudest accomplishment is his family. He is preceded in death by many, among them: his parents, his Uncle Boyd, and his dog, Fred. He is survived by wife of 46 years, Joan (Gray); 7 children: Nicole Maylett (daughter from previous marriage), Jeff and Kimberly Hall, Christopher and Anna (Payne) Maylett, Gregg and Leslie Retkowski, Karl and Jennifer Jarvis, Erin Maylett, and Daniel Maylett; and 17 grandchildren: Lacy, Samantha, Hannah, Brooke, Michael, Matthew, Amelia, Gregory, Oliver, Kelly, Andrew, William, Molly, William “Billy,” Luke, Keira, and Elizabeth. Funeral services will be held 2:00pm, 10 Mar 2021, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel on 3900 Howard St., Annandale, Virginia. He will be interred in Manti, Utah.
William “Bill” F. Maylett, 78, of Annandale, Virginia, passed away 4 Mar 2021, surrounded by family. Bill was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Ellis and Donna (McFarlane) Maylett 2 Dec 1942. He claimed he retired at the age of 12,... View Obituary & Service Information
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