William Henry Carl Jr., age 71, of Bluffton, SC went home to be with the Lord on December 1, 2019 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Bill was incredibly well-loved by all who knew him, and was a great example of a man who loved God and loved people. He had a servant’s heart and was always willing to give of his time and talents to help others. Bill and Donna were married on May 23, 1970, and they enjoyed 49 and a half years of doing everything together. Bill was a devoted father to David (Jessica), Joy, and Daniel. Two years ago, he was delighted to become a grandfather when Alexandra [Lexi] was born to David and Jessica. He was the respected big brother to Cindy Barnett (John), Phyllis Stevens (Russ), Richard Carl, and Nancy Clifford (deceased).
Bill was born on January 27, 1948 in Bethlehem, PA to William Henry Carl, Sr. and Emma Riely Carl. When he was in middle school, Bill moved to New Jersey with his parents and siblings. Bill and Donna raised their family in Lakewood, NJ. Bill was actively involved as a deacon at Laurelton Park Baptist Church. He worked as a civilian for the U.S. Army at Fort Monmouth for 34 years.
Thirteen years ago, Bill and Donna moved to Sun City, Hilton Head. Bill picked up new hobbies in his retirement of working in the woodshop and sailing model yachts. At the woodshop, he created many beautiful pieces of intarsia, and was active as a mentor and intarsia instructor. He was also well-known for the hands-on support he provided to his wife with the monthly Christian book club that they hosted in their home. Bill’s life was centered on God and family, and he exemplified the instructions of Proverbs 3:1-6 as he trusted in the Lord with all his heart. He was a man who lived well and gave of himself to others. He will be greatly missed!
A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at Red Dam Baptist Church in Hardeeville, SC on Saturday, December 7, 2019 with a viewing at 2 pm, and a memorial service at 3 pm followed by burial on the church grounds. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Our Daily Bread at odb.org.
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