OBITUARY

William Owen Westerfield

March 20, 1948April 26, 2021
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William Owen Westerfield, 73, of Ooltewah, passed away on Monday, April 26, 2021.

Bill was born and raised in Owensboro, Kentucky. He retired from the US Army as a Captain having served during the Vietnam Era. After retirement he worked as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor at Pine Ridge Treatment Center in Cleveland and in Chattanooga at GreenLeaf and Bradford Health. He enjoyed golf and was an avid University of Kentucky Wildcats Basketball fan. Bill was active in the Desmond Doss American Legion Post and he was a friend of Bill W, and a sponsor and influence to many. He was a member of Ooltewah United Methodist Church and the Open Door Sunday School Class.

He was preceded in death by his parents, A. D. and Mildred Westerfield; sister, Patty Westerfield; and brother, Jay Westerfield.

Surviving are his wife, Julia Westerfield; children, Bil (Pepper) Westerfield, Tony (Alexis) Westerfield, Jackie (Jeff) Smith, Jason (Samantha) Goodowens and Ethan (Valorie) Goodowens; grandchildren, Jacob, Brady, Abby, Liam, Gracie, Claire, Addie, Maggie, Owen, Wyatt and Millie Kate; future grandson, Will; brothers, Allen (Sandy) Westerfield, Tony (Bonnie) Westerfield; sisters, Katheryn (Rod) Crowe, Cecelia (John) Cox and Mary Ann (Charlie) Lindsay; sister-in-law, Susie Westerfield; and many nephews and nieces.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11:30 AM on Friday, May 7, 2021 at the funeral home. A Memorial Service will follow at 11:30 AM with Rev. Randy Martin officiating. Inurnment immediately to follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors.

To watch the service live you may join us at https://www.facebook.com/ChattanoogaValleyView/

We respectfully request that "social distancing", wearing masks, and all CDC measures be adhered to at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made the American Legion Post 257, PO Box 257, Collegedale, TN. 37315.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 7, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Friday, May 7, 2021

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  • Committal Service with Military Honors

    Friday, May 7, 2021

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Samantha Goodowens

May 7, 2021

Grandpa Bill & Grammy

Samantha Goodowens

May 7, 2021

Diet Dr. Pepper quick stop!

Samantha Goodowens

May 7, 2021

Gandpa Bill!

Samantha Goodowens

May 7, 2021

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Ken Bonk

May 7, 2021

Gonna miss you big time, Bill. You were a great friend and buddy. May God bless you. I know you’re in heaven enjoying painless eternal life. Love ya,

Tina Petro

April 30, 2021

You were an awesome officer and leader. I always enjoyed working with you while I was stationed in Frankfurt, Germany. So glad you came to the 302nd ASA reunions. You will be missed LT! Rest In Peace soldier warrior!

Tony Westerfield

April 29, 2021

Annual brothers golf game. Allen, Jay, Bill, Tony. Bill fixed us a feast after our game at Champions Golf Course this day.

Tony Westerfield

April 29, 2021

One of many golf days with Bill, Allen and Bill Jr.

Judy Gilliam

April 28, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers for comfort and strength are with you all. - From your friends and colleagues at The Jordan Professional Building.

susan norman

April 27, 2021

My heart goes out to you and your family. I am so very sorry for your loss.

FROM THE FAMILY
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Ethan and Valorie’s wedding.

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Knoxville Zoo. 2011. With Bill and Julia

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Knoxville Zoo with Bill and Julia. 2011

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Dad and Addie

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Addie playing with Dad's glasses

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Dad & Owen

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Dad in Uniform with Bil and Jackie

Biography

William Owen Westerfield, 73, of Ooltewah, passed away on Monday, April 26, 2021.

Bill was born and raised in Owensboro, Kentucky. He retired from the US Army as a Captain having served during the Vietnam Era. After retirement he worked as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor at Pine Ridge Treatment Center in Cleveland and in Chattanooga at GreenLeaf and Bradford Health. He enjoyed golf and was an avid University of Kentucky Wildcats Basketball fan. Bill was active in the Desmond Doss American Legion Post and he was a friend of Bill W, and a sponsor and influence to many. He was a member of Ooltewah United Methodist Church and the Open Door Sunday School Class.

He was preceded in death by his parents, A. D. and Mildred Westerfield; sister, Patty Westerfield; and brother, Jay Westerfield.

Surviving are his wife, Julia Westerfield; children, Bil (Pepper) Westerfield, Tony (Alexis) Westerfield, Jackie (Jeff) Smith, Jason (Samantha) Goodowens and Ethan (Valorie) Goodowens; grandchildren, Jacob, Brady, Abby, Liam, Gracie, Claire, Addie, Maggie, Owen, Wyatt and Millie Kate; future grandson, Will; brothers, Allen (Sandy) Westerfield, Tony (Bonnie) Westerfield; sisters, Katheryn (Rod) Crowe, Cecelia (John) Cox and Mary Ann (Charlie) Lindsay; sister-in-law, Susie Westerfield; and many nephews and nieces.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11:30 AM on Friday, May 7, 2021 at the funeral home. A Memorial Service will follow at 11:30 AM with Rev. Randy Martin officiating. Inurnment immediately to follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors.

To watch the service live you may join us at https://www.facebook.com/ChattanoogaValleyView/

We respectfully request that "social distancing", wearing masks, and all CDC measures be adhered to at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made the American Legion Post 257, PO Box 257, Collegedale, TN. 37315.