of Port Charlotte, formerly of Arcadia and Bradenton, passed away on June 22, 2016. Bill was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. While in the 8th grade, he met the love of his life, Ruth Ann Raney. They were married on April 1, 1955. Bill joined the Army serving his country in Korea. Upon return he went to Pharmacy School at the University of Tennessee graduating in 1964. He and his family then moved to Bradenton. There Bill practiced pharmacy and he and Ruth Ann raised three sons, Bill Jr., Jimmy and Andy. Bill was active in his church Peace River Baptist Church of Punta Gorda. He and Ruth Ann loved spending their summers traveling and spending time at their place in Franklin, North Carolina. Bill is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ruth Ann, sons Bill (Mitzie), Jimmy (Patti), Andy (Mary), 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He was a loving husband, father and friend to all. He will be greatly missed. The family thanks Tidewell Hospice for their assistance.Services are Sunday, June 26 at 2:00 p.m. at Peace River Baptist Church.
Peace River Baptist Church
478 Berry St
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Published in The Bradenton Herald on June 24, 2016