Sunday, December 9, 2012
Bill 'Woo' Correira was known for giving back to the community in St. Pete. On Saturday, fellow artists, family members and friends unveiled a mural to honor the late Woo.
On Saturday, dozens gathered to honor the late Bill "Woo" Correira with the unveiling of a mural located in the alley behind the 600 Block. Correira died inside his art gallery on Central Avenue on Nov. 26 after battling brain cancer for five years. "For as talented as he is, he’s not the least bit pretentious. He never came off at arrogant," said local metal artist and Woo friend Frank Strunk III. "He was a good guy, generous soul. Creative. Kind of an unstoppable force in our creative community. It’s just an awful thing he died so young." Saturday local artists put the finishing touches on the mural. Friends and family posed for pictures in front of it. Children used their handprints to create a coral reef. All of it was to honor Woo.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
The service is at 1 p.m., at 1900 Gandy Blvd., St. Petersburg. All are welcome to attend.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Bill "Woo" Correira died Monday, and now the community is hoping to raise money to help the Correira family pay for the funeral.
Artist Bill "Woo" Correira is being remembered as a generous man who put others before himself. Woo died Monday night inside his art gallery on Central Avenue, after battling brain cancer for five years. Now Correira's family, friends and fellow artists hope the community will lend a hand to defray the costs for his funeral. On the Bill "Woo" Correira Memorial Facebook Page, Keep St. Petersburg Local posted various events to honor Woo and help fund raise for the funeral. If you want to donate directly, you can do so online. Woo's service will be on Saturday at the First Baptist Church on Gandy Blvd. No time has been set at this time. Bill "Woo" Correira Events (Information from Keep St. Petersburg Local) On their Facebook page, Steve…