ARDEN — Mr. William “Bill” Ross Broadwell, 87, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 at his residence.
Bill was born in Durham, to the late Edward and Annie Ruth Durham Broadwell. He was a former resident of Clinton, for 37 years and a resident of Ardenwoods Retirement Community for the past three years. He was the First Wake County Forester and later became a private consultant. He was a proud Navy Veteran of WWII, serving on the U.S.S. Paul Hamilton Destroyer in the South Pacific Theater. He enjoyed his sports and was an avid N.C. State Wolfpack fan. He was a member of Mills River Presbyterian Church.
Bill is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Grady Covington Broadwell; two daughters, Beth Broadwell West and her husband, Bob of Knoxville and Jane Broadwell Huskey and her husband, Terry of Asheboro; a son, William Ross Broadwell and his wife, Ingrid of Columbia, S.C.; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Dostert, Susan Leath, Bo Broadwell, Jeffrey Broadwell, Rachel Broadwell, Wes Huskey and Eric Huskey; and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., on Thursday, Sept. 20, at Mills River Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Randall Boggs and the Rev. Dr. Louie Andrews officiating. A reception will follow the service.
Memorials may be made to Mills River Presbyterian Church, 10 Presbyterian Church Road, Mills River, NC 28759.
Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family and an online memorial register is available at www.grocefuneralhome.com.