William Craig Dart

May 9, 1950October 29, 2010

Bill Dart, who was devoted to God, his wife, his family, his friends, his community, his business, football and Georgia Tech, died of natural causes Friday at his home on St. Simons Island.

He was 60.

Mr. Dart's love of children and athletics led him to volunteer as a youth league coach for generations of Glynn County boys and girls. For decades, he was active in community alcohol and drug recovery programs and helped scores of people take one step at a time on their personal journeys. His love of his alma mater, Georgia Tech, could be heard as he rode around the island in a golf cart with a horn that played "I'm a Ramblin' Wreck ...."

As a father who had dressed his toddlers in white and gold, Mr. Dart was especially proud when his four children -- Casey, Jessica, Matt and Beau -- all graduated from Georgia Tech.

William Craig Dart was born in Brunswick on May 9, 1950, the second son of Opal and Robert Dart. He was a great-great-grandson of Urbanus Dart, a founder of modern Brunswick. He graduated from Glynn Academy in 1968 and was quarterback and co-captain of the 1967 Red Terrors football team.

In 1972, Mr. Dart earned a B.S. Degree in Industrial Management from Georgia Tech, where he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.

After his college graduation, Mr. Dart and a group of his fraternity brothers headed to Kodiak, Alaska, for adventure. What became his career in the seafood business began by throwing out and hauling in traps as a deck hand on a king crab fishing boat.

Upon his return to Glynn County, Mr. Dart went to work for Sea Pak and was later a partner in Marine Foods, a seafood brokerage business. Mr. Dart then founded Waterway Foods International, a food brokerage located on St. Simons, and he worked there until his death.

His family said Mr. Dart wanted to be remembered for his love of God, his wife, Sheila, his children, his grandsons, his brothers, his friends and people of sorts, especially those in need. He was a member of the Holy Nativity Episcopal Church of St. Simons.

He is survived by his widow, Shelia Dart, his daughter, Casey Igel, son-in-law Eric Igel, grandson Otto Igel, all of Augusta; daughter Jessica Dart of Atlanta; son Matt Dart, daughter-in-law Miller Dart, grandson Will Dart, all of Chicago; and son Beau Dart of St. Simons; stepson Benjamin Gilbert of St. Simons; brothers Bob Dart and Don Dart of St. Simons and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Brunswick with a luncheon reception to follow at Holy Nativity Episcopal Church on St. Simons and interment in the Holy Nativity Memorial Garden afterwards. The family will receive visitors Tuesday evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at their home at 543 Delegal Street on St. Simons Island.

Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


  • MemorialService Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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Robin Zimmerman

November 6, 2010

Bob, Don and families,
Please know that my thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. I wish I could be down there to let you know this in person. My wish for you is strength to make it through this difficult time for you and your family.
Love, Robin Brown Zimmerman

Linda Franklin

November 4, 2010

Mr. Dart was an inspiration to me following my learning I had cancer. Though we never officially met and spoke by phone only, I knew that he was a very special individual. Without any doubt, he will be greatly missed by his family, church family, community, etc.... My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Iris Harris

November 2, 2010

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Anne Blount

November 2, 2010

Bob, I am so very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Please know I am thinking of you and your family in your time of sorrow.

Sandy Newman Hagin

November 2, 2010

May the peace of God in Jesus be yours & may time heal your sorrow.

November 2, 2010

Bob, my thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this sad time. I did not Bill but from what I have read he was a wonderful husband, father and Godly example for many. I know he is resting in the Father's arms and free of pain.
Sandra Knight Gruber Class of '64

Steve Holcomb

November 2, 2010

Grace & Peace,
My heart is heavy with the news of Bill's departure from this life. Know that I keep his family and loved ones in my prayers finding confidence and asurances in His everlasting promises.
Steve Holcomb, a cousin

Karen Lee McNab

November 2, 2010

My thoughts are with your family during this difficult time. Since Bill was such a good man, I am sure there will be so many good memories to help during this time. May you find peace and joy while you celebrate his life. from a member of Glynn Academy Class of '69

November 2, 2010

To the Dart Family. I am very saddened by your loss. It seems like just yesterday I saw Bill and met Sheila at the 40th reunion of the Glynn Academy class of 1968. I had not seen Bill in over 20 years at that time. He seemed so happy and full of life. That is the way I will remember him. I also will always remember the many days spent at the Brunswick 'Rec' playing Little League Baseball & Midget Football.
Paul Hammond, Savannah, Ga.

Janice Downie

November 2, 2010

Bill was a special man and a special friend. He will be missed by so many of us. God bless you now and always.
Rodney and Janice Downie