Of Bradenton, Florida, passed away August 17, 2014 at the age of 69 years. Bill was born January 20, 1945 in Pikeville, Tennessee. Bill graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering. He worked for Florida Power Corporation for 35 years until his retirement in 2003. Bill enjoyed outdoor activities especially camping and gardening. He also enjoyed reading. He was an active member of Redeemer Lutheran Church for 17 years. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sandra, daughters Dawn and Lisa, brothers Wendell and Carroll, and eight grandchildren: Lacy, Alia, Joel, Noah, Matthew, Molly, Kaylee, and Arabella. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. A memorial service will be held at 4pm Saturday August 23 at Redeemer Lutheran Church: 6311 3rd Avenue W., Bradenton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Tidewell Hospice (tidewell.org) or Redeemer Lutheran Church (RLCBradenton.org).
Published in The Bradenton Herald on Aug. 21, 2014