- 84 years old
- Date of birth: Apr 15, 1929
- Place of birth:
Dunnellon, Florida, United States
- Date of passing: Jul 6, 2013
- Place of passing:
Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States
|"Well done, good and faithful servant" Matthew 25:23|
This memorial website was created in the memory of our dear sweet Father, William R. Threlkeld, 84, born on April 15, 1929 and passed away on July 6, 2013.
"I will always remember Bill with fondness and with respect for the way the genuineness of his love for the Lord was reflected in his love for people."
"It is hard to believe it has been four years since his passing. I still miss him but know that heaven is a better place because he is there. The way things are going in this world, maybe we will see him soon. His bicycle joke still makes me laugh when I think of the way he shared it. God bless you, Bill."
"Whenever I see Bills picture it brings a smile to my face. He had such a gentle spirit that people were drawn to him and most never left without hearing the real Easter story. "The grave, the cross, the sky, hallelujah"!"
"Happy birthday Bill. I know you are having the time of your life
Dave & Terri"
"I'm looking forward to seeing Bill again and if there trout streams in heaven I'm sure he will know where they all are."
"I will always be grateful for Bill's kindness and his eagerness to be a blessing. His is a wonderful legacy of blessing many."
"I'm looking forward to introducing Bill to friends in heaven to whom he has been a blessing, but whom he has not yet met personally -- men and women to whom Hannah and I ministered in the Philippines, thanks to the huge part that Bill played in enabling me to go to the Philippines as a Missionary Associate."
"I think of Bill a lot. I like the idea that someone shared that he has just had his first birthday in heaven!"
"Happy Birthday, Bill!! A year ago your new life began in heaven. What joy you must be surrounded in!! Can't wait to see you....and, the way the world is going, that could be very soon. We must all get ready for what is coming. I miss you and the wise words you shared whenever I needed help.
"I will remain forever grateful to Bill for his gracious and generous spirit that enabled me to go to the Philippines as a Missionary Associate, and to spend almost 30 wonderful years working with the Navs there. I don't think it would have happened without him!
I am sure looking forward to seeing him again!"
"Oh, I miss my sweet, sweet Daddy. He loved me so unconditionally, he loved all of us so unconditionally.
I took the day off today and wondered what would I do in thinking of him today and then the email popped up reminding me of the forevermissed site.
I recently donated their car- the old Lincoln that had 176K miles and he just loved it. He had such simple needs. That car looked like it was brand new!
After searching for reputable donation sites I came across the Boy Scouts of America. Most of you may not know that Daddy was the first Eagle Scout in his town and county in Florida. Long story short I contact BSA national headquarters then Jacksonville, FL regional headquarters down to a sweet retired man that oversees the BSA Chapter in the town of Dunnellon.
He was a great help and we were able to direct all funds from the auction of the car directly to the Dunnellon troop. There is still a lot of poverty in town and they told me no one has ever donated anything to them. They're having a little ceremony to tell the boys about Dad and the donation that will go to help underpriviledged boys pay for uniforms, handbooks and be able to attend camps.
The man is also researching old records about Daddy and passing along information- so sweet of him.
Thank you all for your outpouring of kindness when Daddy passed and all the sentiments that you so kindly wrote on this site and in cards that were sent to our family.
I Love You Daddy and celebrate the day you were born- the greatest blessing in my life. A blessing that words cannot communicate."
"Dear Anne, Deborah, Patty, and Joy,
I'm sorry for the loss of your dear husband and daddy - know you will miss him greatly.
Bill was such an encourager. His love for Jesus was contagious. A favorite memory was his song leading in our large group meetings at UT. Always think of him when we sing When I Survey the Wondrous Cross."
"Dear Anne, Debra, Joy and Patty,
Bill marked people's lives and that's true for Terri and me. Everyone who knew him will miss him. Bill was a "one of a kind". I will always cherish and remember going to TN football games with Bill and listening to him sing along when the national anthem was played. We're thinking and praying for each of you as you grieve your loss."
"I owe Bill a deep debt of gratitude (I'll be he would use the Tagalog: "utang na loob"). His faith in me as an aspiring Missionary Associate opened the door for me to spend almost 30 years working with the Navs in the Philippines.
What an encourager! I'm looking forward to seeing him again and to thanking him face-to-face!"
"All of you are on my heart and in my prayers. Joy, Patti and Debra, your daddy, along with your mother, were my spiritual advisors for so many years, I can't even remember how far back. I could always depend on them to help me through hard times. I also remember your daddy's humor. I still have to laugh when I think of him telling "the bicycle joke"!!"
"Bill and Anne brought many moments of joy into my life, and later after marrying into Gail's and my life. Bill was ever joyful, always with a word of encouragement and challenge, and dedicated to sharing Christ with others. He has gone to a better place! Though we cannot see him he will see us, and he will be praying for us. Thanks Bill for all you meant to so many."
"Dear Anne, Deborah, Patty and Joy,
Hank and I are so sad for the loss of your dad. He was a wonderful man, loving father and husband, Godly mentor, friend of Jesus, enthusiastic evangelist, joyful in all things, extrodinary among men. Heaven has just gotten even better because he is there. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His godly ones." Ps 116:15"
"My heart goes out to you and your entire family I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope you find comfort in the flicker of a memory, the words of a song that seems meant just for you. I hope you notice all the little signs that you're being held close and cared about more than ever right now. Remember there are no good-byes we will all meet again one day."
"Every day you are on my heart and in my prayers.
I trust the Lord's blessed assurance to ease your burden and lift your
sprits through these difficult days.
May you find strength and comfort in His powerful love."
"Dear Friends and Family~
On behalf of our family we will treasure any comments, condolences or stories you share."
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