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is Leslie's father. He is a writer just like his wife Judy. He has different values from most of the people in Lark Creek, and he's more interested in being himself than worrying about what other people think. Bill seems to treat Leslie more like an equal and another adult than his child. We never hear of him having any problem with Leslie suddenly adopting a puppy, or going to church with her friend, or spending so much time out of the house unsupervised in general. He is portrayed by Latham Gaines.

Bill's a bit more present than Judy and Jess observes that Leslie, accordingly, loves being with her father but he knows more about culture than, practical things. When Leslie dies, we learn more about her parents' grief from Bill. Bill is the one who thanks Jess for being Leslie's friend, who says he has to keep Leslie's dog, and who has to interact with the outside world. Their loss of Leslie seems to crush Bill and Judy. All their joy and excitement about being on the farm completely dissipates with Leslie's loss, and they just get out of town as fast as they can.