William David "Chili" Childers

Born: Sun., Apr. 21, 1957
Died: Thu., Jun. 5, 2014


3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sun., Jun. 08, 2014
Location: Goodin-Drum Funeral Home and Cremation Services

Memorial Service

5:00 PM Sun., Jun. 08, 2014
Location: Goodin-Drum Funeral Home and Cremation Services

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Newton- William David “Chili” Childers, age 57, of Newton passed away Thursday, June 6, 2014 at Duke University Hospital.  He was born April 21, 1957 in Greenville, SC to Billie Childers and Neely G. Childers of Forest City, NC.  He was a native of Rutherford County and a 1975 graduate of Chase High School.
He retired as a nuclear maintenance engineer for Duke Power Company.  He was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church in Conover. He loved the Lord and was loved by all who knew him. His wife and children were his life.  He was an avid Clemson fan and loved sports.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Julia Elizabeth Lee Childers, of the home, one son, William Dallas Childers, of Clemson, SC, one daughter, Christian Laura Childers of the home, and one sister, Abbe Byers and husband P. J., of Forest City, and a number of nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 5:00 PM at Goodin-Drum Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends 3:00-5:00 PM at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Pulmonary Hypertension Association or Clemson University Student Emergency Fund.
Goodin-Drum Funeral Home, Maiden, NC is serving the Childers family.

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Heritage Care staff and residents
   Posted Sat June 07, 2014
We are sorry for your loss, he will be missed. We love you and are here for you and your family. Let me know if you need anything .Hugs to you and the kids !

Lori (Childers) Lawler
   Posted Sat June 07, 2014
My deepest sympathies for your loss. Try to remember all of the good times and know that you now have a special Angel in Heaven. Chili was so young that I know God had something special in mind for him.

   Posted Sat June 07, 2014
William was a regular customer of the food lion store in startown where I work. We will miss him coming in and talking with us. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family with their loss.

Donna Cowart Mousa
   Posted Sun June 08, 2014
Prayer and love in this time of sorrow

Sandy Deviney Sanders
   Posted Sun June 08, 2014
Chili was a wonderful friend to me and my then husband (Joel Ingle) and loved our son (who is now a heavenly angel as well). Chili had a bigger than life spirit that was contagious. I can still hear his big laugh! It's hard to understand why loved ones are taken from us too soon, but we have to find comfort in God's plan. My heart aches for you and your family. Our family sends prayers and condolences to you and your family. Sandy and James Sanders Tom and Shirley Deviney

Angela Phillips
   Posted Sun June 08, 2014
Julia, Dallas, and Christian, I am so very sorry for your loss of Chili. He was such a good man and loved all of you dearly. My heart goes out to you and you will stay in my thoughts and prayers for a long time.

I will see you this afternoon.


Mr. and Mrs. Phil Aldridge
   Posted Sun June 08, 2014
We are praying for your family. Even in your darkest days, there is an angel by your side to help guide you along the way. Zephaniah 3:17 "The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save;he will quiet you by his love."

Kathryn Phillips Worrell
   Posted Mon June 09, 2014
Dear Julia, Dallas, Christian and family,
I was very saddened to hear of Chili's passing. I remember how kind he always was to me and how he always made me laugh. He was so sweet to always welcome me into your home and I will always remember him smiling. I hope I can see you next time I am in town. You all have been and will remain in my prayers. Love to you all,

Anna Carol Spencer
   Posted Mon June 09, 2014
To Chili's family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all! I worked at UFHC with Ailene for appx. 11 months, and grew to love and enjoys Chili's every phone call and visit! He was always so kind, in thoughts and deeds, and ALWAYS talked with love and concern for his family! I was so in shock when I read in HDR, and just wanted you, his family to know that you are in my every prayers! God be with you and give you His peace! Remembering Chili, makes me smile! God be with you all! Anna Carol Spencer

Randy M. Hines
   Posted Mon June 09, 2014
Billy was one of my best friends from 8th grade on and even after high school when everyone goes their separate way I still revered him as a good fried. He and I live with his grandparents for the better part of a year while we were in high school and it was one of the better times of my adolescence. I know he had health challenges and had over come a lot in recent years but I was still sadden and surprised to learn of his death. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. I know he'll be dearly missed because Chili was one to bring cheer to all his family and friends.

Rusty and Cindy Neeley
   Posted Tue June 10, 2014
I was so sorry to hear of Chili's passing. I think of him often and of the good times we had. Our prayer is that God will give you the comfort you need during this sad time in your life. May God bless you all.

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