GASTONIA - William "Bill" Gamaras, 81, died Nov. 8, 2012, in Gastonia after a brief illness.
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He was born in Ashburn, Ga., the son of the late Arthur J. and Lillian Rainey Gamaras Sr.
He was a retired comptroller with Armour Meat Co., and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was of the Baptist faith and was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Britt Gamaras, and his brother, Arthur "Porky" Gamaras Jr.
Mr. Gamaras is survived by his son, Stephen A. (Tonya) Gamaras of Cramerton; three grandchildren; and one sister, Pat (Hans) Hanson of Jasper, Ga.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Rose Hill Cemetery in Ashburn, Ga.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Perry Funeral Chapel in Ashburn.
Published in Gaston Gazette from Nov. 12 to Nov. 13, 2012