August 18, 2013

William (Bill) Edward Nysewander,

William (Bill) Edward Nysewander

Mr. William (Bill) Edward Nysewander, 67, of Dalton, passed away Thursday evening, Aug. 15, 2013, in Florida with his family by his side.

Born Oct. 9, 1945, in Salt Lake City, Utah, he was the son of the late Cecil W. and Elizabeth B. Nysewander. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Beth A. Nysewander; his brother and sister-in-law, Richard W. Nysewander and Cheryl T. Nysewander; sister, Patricia J. Nysewander.

A graduate of the University of Virginia, Bill met and married Beth in Indiana and they moved to Dalton in 1971 where he worked for STAR Finishing Co. which eventually became Shaw Industries. He was a dedicated member of the Kiwanis Club and enjoyed cooking sausage for Pancake Day for many years. He retired from Shaw Industries in 2009 to spend time with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth and Anthony Rakis of Alexandria, Va., Margaret Nysewander and Tod Lawrence of Atlanta, Alison and Buzz Wester of Parrish, Fla.; daughter and daughter-in-law; Melissa and Shelly Nysewander of Durham, N.C.; grandchildren, Elizabeth-Laura (Lexi) Rakis, Sophia Evangelina Rakis, Nicholas William Rakis, Sarabeth Margaret Wester and Henry Armstrong Nysewander; and stepmother Clara Nysewander of Savannah. The family extends special thanks to Tidewell Hospice and Perfect Solutions for Seniors for the loving care they provided.

Services will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel of Love Funeral Home with Pastor Alfred Turley officiating. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Love Funeral Home on Saturday from noon to 2:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the William E. and Beth A. Nysewander Scholarship Fund, c/o Paula Adams at First Bank of Dalton, 118 N. Hamilton St., Dalton, GA 30720.

Words of comfort may be sent to the family at

Love Funeral Home, 1402 N. Thornton Ave., Dalton is in charge of arrangements.


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