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 William Wade Gaither

William Wade Gaither

Mocksville, Davie County, North Carolina, USA
Death 18 Nov 2012 (aged 74)
Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 101022980 · View Source
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William Wade Gaither U.S. Navy (Retired), 74, of Statesville, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2012 at his home. He was born in Mocksville, NC on February 27, 1938 and was the son of the late William Ernest "Boy" Gaither and Mattie Elizabeth Cleary Gaither.

Mr. Gaither attended Davie County Schools and joined the Navy at an early age. He married Pansie Gaither, who survives. He was retired from the US Navy, after serving 29 years. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and served as an air traffic controller on several aircraft carriers such as USS John F. Kennedy, USS Enterprise and USS Roosevelt. He also served as a naval aircraft accident investigator.

In addition to his wife Pansie Gaither, of the home, he is survived by three brothers, Mickey Gaither (Ruth), of Statesville, NC, Butch Gaither (Peggy), of Mocksville, NC, and Louie Gaither (Barbara), and one sister, Judy Laws, both of Statesville, NC. He is also survived by six nieces, two nephews and two uncles.

A special recognition is extended to Mr. Gaither's Little Friends of whom he was blessed by their love and visits: Kyle, Cade, Addison, Coleman, Autumn, Briley, Colby, and Cameron. Also to his "little buddy," BO.

The family wishes also to thank Davis Regional Hospital. Our gratitude to Dr. Gardner and Staff of the E.R. and to Drs. Joshi and Allan and the staff of the 3rd floor for their excellent, professional and loving care that was extended to him during his stay in the hospital.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be made to the family at and Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family

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