William Dove, age 80, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away peacefully at his home April 7, 2012. Bill was born June 28, 1931 to the late Bose and Etta Dove on June 28, 1931 in Pendleton, S.C. Bill served in the U.S. Air Force and retired in 1972 after 22 years of service.
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He is survived by his wife Christine Dove of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; sons Alvin Dove and wife Teresa, Donnie Dove and wife Caroline, Michael Dove and wife Bonnie, Beverly Sebring Pinkard and husband Tom, Jimmie Sebring and wife Marsha, and Wayne Sebring and wife Missy; grandchildren Michael Dove, Billy Dove, Christine Dove, Ben Dove, Emily Dove, Ryan Dove, Rachel Dove McGuire, Sarena Munns, Sara Bell, Suzanne Burchett, Russell Pinkard, Alisha Pinkard Melens, David Sebring, Johnathon Sebring and Jimmie Sebring; sisters and brothers, Anner Dove, Bunyon Dove, John Dove, Cliff Dove, Albert Dove, Doc Dove, Julie Dove.
Bill is a friendly person who enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed playing cards, golf, football, fishing, hunting and gardening.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday April 10, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. with funeral Service at 11 a.m. at Heritage Gardens Funeral Home in Niceville, Fla., burial to follow in Heritage Gardens Cemetery with Military Honors.
You may offer the family condolences at www.heritagegardensfuneralhome.com. Heritage Gardens Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.
Published Online in Northwest Florida Daily News on Apr. 8, 2012