A memorial service to celebrate the life of William C. “Bill” Sailors, 79, of Camden, SC, was held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, July 7, at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden. Rev. John Hallman and Dr. Chip Summers officiated. The family received friends in John Knox Hall following the service. Memorials in his memory may be made to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.
William Columbus “Bill” Sailors died on July 4, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ann Bailey Sailors. He was born in Jefferson, GA, the son of the late William C. Sailors, Sr. and Mildred Gibson Sailors. Bill was retired from Tyco Healthcare and was a retired manager at Kendall Wateree from 1988-2003. He was a member of Bethesda Presbyterian Church, the Camden Rotary Club, The Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassador’s Club and received the William F. Nettles Award in 2002. Bill was Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center Ambassador of the Year in 2009, Ambassador of the Year for Santee-Lynches Private Industry Council 1998-2000 and Vice Chairman 1993-1998. He was Kershaw County Coimmittee of 100 Board of Directors 1994-2000, receigved the ACE/SC Citizens Leadership Award 2002-2003, Leadership member of the Kendall Indian Waters Council in 1992, and Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors from 1996-1997. He also received Camden County Club’s hole-in-one, November 2008, outstanding athlete of Jefferson High School and received the GA Institute of Technology Athletic Award for Varsity Basketball and was in GA Tech Letterwinners Club from 1999-2000. Bill was in Kershaw County First Steps in 2006 and Who’s Who of American Business Leaders in 1991, and Outstanding Young Man of the Year of Cherokee County Canton Jaycees in 1965.
Besides his wife, Bill is survived by daughters, Kelly Hulsey of Stone Mountain, GA, Terrie Sizemore (Greg) of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and Courtney Metz (Lee) of Charleston, SC; sons, W. Mark Sailors and W. Duke Sailors, both of Charleston, SC; grandchildren, John A. Sayre, Kellen and Laura Smith, Katie and Sam Mertz and Emily Sailors; and brother, Dan Carithers of Atlanta, GA. Bill was predeceased by his mother and father.
Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the Sailors family by visiting www.kornegayfuneral.com.