GASTONIA - William J. Schroeder, 65, passed away Jan. 28, 2013, at Gaston Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
He was a native of Middlesex County, N.J., born April 7, 1947, to the late John and Laurette Schroeder.
He was veteran of the US Army, serving from 1966 to1968.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Diane Bradshaw and husband Robert, two nephews, Robert and Tho-mas Bradshaw, and a niece Lori Walton.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Nametta Schroeder; a daughter, Heather Owens and husband David; granddaughter Angel and a grandson Christopher.
Memorial service will be 7 p.m. Friday at Living Word Tabernacle Church, Kings Mountain Highway, Besse-mer City.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gaston Memorial Hospital.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.withersandwhisenantfuneral.com.
The family is being cared for by Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Rd Gastonia, 704-864-5144.