William Penn "Bill" Fallin, 79, died Oct. 8, 2010, at Treasure Coast Hospice, Stuart. He was born in Thomas County, Ga., and lived in Palm City since 1991. He was president of three Newell-Rubbermaid houseware and hardware divisions and he founded Newell's Overseas Venture Operations Office in Taipei, Taiwan, in 1985. After retirement, he wrote two books, "A Flying Tiger's Tale" and "Funderburk." He served as a conservative op-ed writer for seven news organizations, and served as a mediator for Florida's 19th Judicial Circuit. Survivors include his wife, Bobbie T. Fallin of Palm City; brother, Joe D. Fallin of Thomasville, Ga.; son, William P. "Bill" Fallin Jr. of Chapel Hill, N.C.; stepson, Chris Byrnes of Nashville, Tenn.; stepdaughter, Genevieve "Genny" Adkison of Kennesaw, Ga.; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, David P. Fallin. Memorial contributions may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 S.E. Indian St., Stuart, FL 34997 or tchospice.org. Services: A graveside service for the family will be Oct. 22 at Arlington Cemetery in Sandy Springs, Ga. Arrangements are by All County Funeral Home & Crematory Treasure Coast Chapel.
Published in the TC Palm on Oct. 16, 2010