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William Brickell

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BRICKELL, William William W. Brickell, 85, of Dunwoody, passed away, on Monday, July 11, 2011. He was born August 21, 1925 and reared in Hailfax County, N.C. and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, N.C. Employed by various Federal agencies throughout a long career of service to his country, he ultimately retired from the FAA in 1983. He was a retired U.S. Marine having served on active duty during WWII and Korea, receiving the Purple Heart for wounds on Guam in 1944. Remaining in the Reserve following active duty, he retired as Lieutenant Colonel. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gwendolyn Baber. He is survived by his wife, Helen Julia Woodhouse, of thirty four years; daughter, Louise (Charlie) Peace of Valdosta, Georgia; four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; son, William (Cindy) W. Brickell Jr. of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; stepdaughter, Maureen (Gary) McDermid of Richmond, B.C.; two grandsons and five great grandchildren; stepdaughter Lorna Shirley of Norcross, Georgia; one granddaughter; stepdaughter, Karen (Ronnie) Helms of Winston Salem, N.C.; one grandson; stepson Kirk (Jan) Woodhouse of Suwanee, Georgia; two granddaughters. A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and great friend to all, he will be sorely missed by family and friends as he returns to rest his eyes for evermore where the sky is always bluer, North Carolina. A memorial service will be TODAY, July 14, 2011 at 3 o'clock at H.M. Patterson and Son, Arlington Chapel, 173 Allen Rd, NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home and following the service at the residence. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the in memory of William W. Brickell.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on July 14, 2011
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