OBITUARY

William James Harkleroad

October 7, 1948May 9, 2018

William “Bill” James Harkleroad, age 69, of Kingsport, went home to be with his Savior on Wednesday (May 9, 2018) at his residence with his loving family by his side. Bill was born on October 7, 1948 in Kingsport, TN to the late Vernon & Mag (Browder) Harkleroad.

Bill enjoyed playing music, traveling, wood-working, and spending time with his family and friends. Bill retired from Eastman Chemical after 30 years of dedicated service. Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend; he will be greatly missed.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his sisters, Pauline and Marie; and his brothers, Sam and John.

Left to cherish his memories are his loving wife, Sue Harkleroad; his children, Shannon, Tammy, Todd, and step-daughter, Sara; sister, Betty; six grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

Committal services will be held on Sunday (May 13, 2018) at 1 p.m. in the Garden of the Good Shepherd at East Lawn Memorial Park with Pastor Charles Roberts officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made in Bill’s memory to: Haven of Rest Rescue Mission (624 Anderson Street Bristol, TN 37620).

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Amedisys Hospice, especially Jeff, Connie, Ryan, Diane, Gail, Heather, Sara, and Larry for all of the love and care that was both given and shown to Bill during his time of need. Online condolences may be made to the Harkleroad family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Harkleroad family.

  • FAMILY

  • Sue Harkleroad, Wife
  • Shannon, Tammy, Todd and Step-Daughter Sara, Children
  • Betty (Sister), Family
  • Six Grandchildren, Family
  • Several Nieces and Nephews, Family
  • A Host of Friends, Friends
  • Vernon and Mag (Browder) Harkleroad, Parents - Deceased
  • Pauline and Marie, Sisters - Deceased
  • Sam and John, Brothers - Deceased
  • DONATIONS

  • Haven of Rest Rescue Mission

Services

  • Committal Services Sunday, May 13, 2018
REMEMBERING

William James Harkleroad

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Otis Vicars

May 12, 2018

Surprised,& saddened,at Bill's passing,& thinking of his loved ones,but,also great to see his photo,thank you.I always liked him,& enjoyed his friendship.My condolences to ALL his family & loved ones. Otis Vicars

ShNnon Harkleroad

May 12, 2018

DeAr dad I want you t o know that I have and always love you I know we didnt see eye to eye but I wished I had listen to all the advice you try to give me. You was a truly a legend an d I will never forget our times in the tobacco fields I love you .

Sheraton Horseshoe

May 12, 2018

It was always a blast to gamble with you! Hope you hit Red, White & Blue 7"s, Wild Cherrys, and Double Diamonds until your pockets bust! Now you can roll that $500 machine as much as you like!!!! Will always cherish all of our times together!!! Thank you!! I love you!!!!! SH.

Bud Vanzant

May 11, 2018

Jewell and I were blessed to have Bill for a friend. We enjoyed many good times together. He was a very special person..

Linda Robinson

May 11, 2018

Remembering a friend.....from the halls of Ketron High School.....

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

William James Harkleroad was known as many things to many people. He was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew him best, William will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

William “Bill” James Harkleroad, age 69, of Kingsport, went home to be with his Savior on Wednesday (May 9, 2018) at his residence with his loving family by his side. Bill was born on October 7, 1948 in Kingsport, TN to the late Vernon & Mag (Browder) Harkleroad.

Bill enjoyed playing music, traveling, wood-working, and spending time with his family and friends. Bill retired from Eastman Chemical after 30 years of dedicated service. Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend; he will be greatly missed.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his sisters, Pauline and Marie; and his brothers, Sam and John.

Left to cherish his memories are his loving wife, Sue Harkleroad; his children, Shannon, Tammy, Todd, and step-daughter, Sara; sister, Betty; six grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

Committal services will be held on Sunday (May 13, 2018) at 1 p.m. in the Garden of the Good Shepherd at East Lawn Memorial Park with Pastor Charles Roberts officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made in Bill’s memory to: Haven of Rest Rescue Mission (624 Anderson Street Bristol, TN 37620).

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Amedisys Hospice, especially Jeff, Connie, Ryan, Diane, Gail, Heather, Sara, and Larry for all of the love and care that was both given and shown to Bill during his time of need. Online condolences may be made to the Harkleroad family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Harkleroad family.

Simply stated, William was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by his family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. William leaves behind him a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life he touched will always remember William James Harkleroad.