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William Arch "Bill" Gresham III

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GRESHAM William "Bill" Arch Gresham III, 61, longtime Beaches resident and Sandalwood High School English teacher, died Thursday, June 5, 2008, at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Jacksonville. Mr. Gresham was born Nov. 2, 1946 in Rome, Ga., to Bertha and William Arch Gresham Jr. He was a graduate of Coosa High School and Berry College in Rome, Ga., and Mercer University in Macon, Ga. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Mr. Gresham was passionate about his life work as an educator, teaching for many years at Sandalwood and most recently at Englewood High School. He enjoyed reading, discussing politics and caring for his several cats. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Sandra Knowles, Lucy Brown and Aline Blalock. He is survived by his companion of more than 20 years, Donald L. Williams of Jacksonville Beach; sister and brother-in-law Patsy and Guy Sprayberry of Rome, Ga., and numerous nieces and nephews. No services are scheduled. Arrangements under the care of Ponte Vedra Valley, a family owned funeral home, cremation center and cemetery. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on June 10, 2008
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