CAMDEN, S.C. - William Columbus "Bill" Sailors, 79, died on Thursday, July 4, 2013.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ann Bailey Sailors. He was born in Jefferson, 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 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, Chairman 1998-2000, and Vice Chairman 1993-1998. He was Kershaw County Committee of 100 Board of Directors 1994-2000, received the ACE/SC Citizenship 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 Country Club's hole-in-one, November 2008, outstanding athlete of Jefferson High School and received the Georgia Institute of Technology Athletic Award for Varsity Baseball and was in Georgia 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.
Survivors in addition to his wife include daughters, Kelly Hulsey, Stone Mountain, Terrie Sizemore (Gregg), Mt. Pleasant, S.C., and Courtney Metz (Lee), Charleston, S.C.; sons, W. Mark Sailors and W. Duke Sailors, both of Charleston, S.C.; grandchildren, John A. Sayre, Kellen and Laura Smith, Katie and Sam Metz, and Emily Sailors; and a brother, Dan Carithers, Atlanta.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of William C. "Bill" Sailors was held Sunday, July 7, at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden, S.C. The Revs. John Hallman and Chip Summers officiated.
Memorials in his memory may be made to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb St., Camden, SC 29020.
Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the Sailors family by visiting www.kornegayfuneral.com.