Bill was born on July 31, 1933, to George and Eva Cardwell of Oneonta, Blount County, Ala. He faithfully served his country for 24 years in the United States Army with several tours of duty in Korea, Vietnam and peacetime Germany. He honorably retired as a highly decorated Master Sergeant. He enjoyed various hobbies working with his hands, collecting antiques, helping others and spending time with his close family and friends.
He is lovingly remembered by his wife Vivian of 54 years and their four children and spouses, Craig and Jamie Cardwell of Rockwall, Texas; Liesel and Michael Patterson of Flower Mound, Texas; Tim and Lori Cardwell of Spring Branch, Texas, and Patty and Brad Partridge of Flower Mound, Texas, loving nieces, nephews, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Veterans of Foreign Wars or the American Diabetes Association as requested by the family.
The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to Girling Hospice for their support during his final days.