William Planes


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William Planes

William Planes was born in New York and raised in Folly Beach, South Carolina and Coral Gables, Florida.

In high school he discovered chemistry and physics and entered the University of Miami as a pre-med student.

But Planes discovered he liked accounting more.

He switched to Florida State University at the request of his mother to keep an eye on his sister who was enrolled there. Planes ended up joining the fraternity Sigma Chi and pursuing an accounting degree.

He was one course short of graduating when he was called up for active duty in the Marine Corps, where he transferred to a special program with the Navy.

He completed his accounting degree through a correspondence course while on active duty in the Navy.

Planes got into the business of acquiring troubled companies, restructuring them, then reselling them. The profitable work meant he could invest in many good works for the church.

the book



This book follows the life, experiences, and Christian Faith of a young boy born in Asia Minor in 1908; how he and his family managed to escape the Genocide of the Greek and Armenian Christians at the hands of Kamel Ataturk on September 13, 1922; their lives as refugees of genocide; how these events and events of World War II on the Island of Crete Greece affected them and their descendants; and the relationship between that boy, in his adult years, and his son, the author. The book deals with life’s storms that the boy and his son experience how their Faith, in particularly as practiced in their everyday lives, effected, and straighten them so that they could move through the storms of life and emerge from the eye of those storms, remaining strong and committed in their Faith