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Dr. Bill Threlkeld, 84

Dr. Bill Threlkeld, 84

On Saturday, July 6, 2013, Dr. Bill Threlkeld, 84, stepped out into eternity to be with God.

Bill was husband to his wife of many years, Anne Barnette Threlkeld; daddy to his three daughters and their husbands: Debra Threlkeld, Patty & Al Dorn, and Joy & Joe Strassel; and spiritual father and brother to hundreds of Christians throughout the world.

Pages from his life were filled with stories of the Sahara Desert to trips down dusty roads in Africa, from flying jets in the Air Force to fly-fishing in Colorado, from serving others to serving the God he loved. His legacy will continue to live on in the people he touched and changed. On the last page of his life, it simply reads, "Well done, good and faithful servant."

The family and invited guests will lay this honorable man to rest with full military honors at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain at 2 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2013.

The next day, his life will be celebrated at the First Alliance Church of Hendersonville at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013.

For any who want to share their thoughts or condolences concerning Bill, please go online at:

For any who wish to honor Bill, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, you make a gift to one of Bill's favorite Christian ministries, The Navigators, online at: or via the mail at The Navigators - Donor Services, PO Box 6000, Colorado Spring, CO 80934-6000.

Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.