William Julius Goldston
(September 17, 1927 – August 22, 2017)
William J “Bill” Goldston passed away peacefully Tue morning 22 Aug 2017 while a resident of Bailey Manor assisted living facility. He is preceded in death by his wife Colleen Goldston, sisters Mable, Nina, Beulah, Mary, and brothers John and Ralph. He is survived by son William Huel Goldston, daughter in law Nancy Goldston, granddaughter Sarah Caitlin Goldston, and Grandsons William Matthew and James Reagan Goldston.
Born in Burlington, NC he has been a 50 plus year resident of Manchester. He was a WWII Navy veteran, as well as serving in the Army Air Corps and the then later U.S. Air Force. He retired after 30 plus years from Arnold Engineering Development Center’s PWT as a Test Facilities Technician. He was an active member of Trinity Baptist Church, as well as a volunteer for the Rescue Squad and Habitat for Humanity. He was an avid hiker, outdoorsman, locomotive and cartography enthusiast. A conversationalist who worked diligently to help preserve Tennessee’s natural beauty and wild life through projects such as the establishment of the Savage Gulf State Park in the early 1970’s. He is eternally loved by his family and will be greatly missed, yet we take comfort in knowing that he rests in the company of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions may be made to: friends ofsouthcumberland.org
VISITATION: Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 11- 12:00 P.M. at the Central Funeral Home, 2812 Hillsboro Highway, Manchester
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Wednesday, August 30, IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING Visitation
BURIAL: Mt. View, McMinnville
Central Funeral Home in charge of arrangements