William Walter Etheridge, Bill affectionately know as â€œPaw-Paw Billâ€, 76 of Crestview Florida died on
August 4, 2020 in Crestview Florida. Bill was born in Charleston SC on November 8, 1943, to Ruben and
Hazel Etheridge. Bill was a lifelong resident of Crestview and was an alumni of Crestview High school.
Shortly after graduation, Bill enlisted into the Army, where he served our great country honorably for 3
years. After separation from military, Bill pursued his criminal justice degree from Columbia University.
After which he furthered his career in Law Enforcement, thus becoming a Police Chief in Hallsville,
Missouri and Florala, AL. Bill also served as a police officer in the city of Crestview. Bill was baptized at
Antioch Baptist Church by Bro.Doc Tucker. And accelerated his walk with God by becoming a member of
Full Gospel Tabernacle pastored by Bro.Larry Batson. During which time he ministered to several
members of the community of Crestview.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents Ruben and Hazel Etheridge. One Sister, Mary Cadenhead and
one brother Ruben â€œSonnyâ€ Etheridge. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Linda Adams Etheridge.
Daughters, Sarah Dabney and husband Kreg of Baker, FL, Mona Ciurleo and husband Paul of Crestview,
Fl. Brenda Terry and husband Mark of Kissimmee, FL. Sons, Rodney Reed of Arkansas, Paul Ellis and
wife Silvia of Enterprise, AL, Daniel Ellis and wife Jennifer of Dallas, TX. Brothers, Charles Etheridge and
wife Chi of Georgia. Wayne â€œW.Câ€, Etheridge and wife Cindy of Orlando, FL. Sisters Barbara Woodlief
and husband Ollie. Phyllis Whitten and Thomas of Mannford, OK. And 13 grandchildren, and 3 great
Services will be held on Friday August 7, 2020 10:00 a.m. Graveside at Aubrey Jordan Memorial Garden,
Baker, FL. Officiated by Pastor Mike White, of Milligan Assembly of God and Rev. Donnie Cadenhead of
Victorious Life Worship Center.
The Family wishes to thank The Staff at Shoal Creek Rehabilitation Center for their outstanding care of
â€œpaw-pawâ€, and Mrs. Penny from Regency Hospice Care. Special thanks to second floor NOMC nurses
for there diligence during Billâ€™s Final days.
Arrangements are entrusted to Brackney Funeral Home in Crestview, FL. Guest book and Condolences
are available online @ Brackneyfuneralservice.com