William E. Tradewell

| 02 Aug 2020 | 01:07

William “Bill” E. Tradewell of Powder Springs, Ga., formerly of Warwick, N.Y., entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Smyrna, Ga., after a courageous and inspiring battle with cancer. He was 70.

The son of Elmer W. Tradewell and Virginia E. (Cooper) Tradewell, he was born July 3, 1950, in Philadelphia, Pa.

A 1972 graduate of Spring Garden College in Philadelphia, Pa., he worked in the automotive industry for more than 40 years, retiring as Northeast Area Training Manager for Chrysler, LLC in 2008. He then worked for Fiat Chrysler of America as Coordinator of the MOPAR Career Automotive Program (CAP) until 2017.

Bill was an ASE-Certified Master Automobile Technician and held an Amateur Extra Class HAM Radio License (call-sign AA4BT).

Bill served in numerous faith-based volunteer and leadership roles, including Elder, sound engineer, musician and mentor at Sanctuary, Kennesaw, Ga., and previously at Warwick Valley Church of the Nazarene in Warwick.

Bill’s wisdom and kind demeanor were a reflection of his faith and love for his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Sandra L. (Hill) Tradewell, of Powder Springs, Ga.; daughter Sara Tradewell of Powder Springs, Ga.; son Christopher Tradewell and his wife Emiko (Kudo) Tradewell of Jersey City, N.J.; sister Barbara (Tradewell) Lance of Norristown, Pa.; and beloved nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, colleagues and friends.

A live-stream memorial service was held July 26 at www.sanctuaryinhim.org.

In-person memorial services and interment will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Sanctuary, 700 Mars Hill Road, Kennesaw, Ga., 30152, www.sanctuaryinhim.org, or to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital Cancer Center, via www.wellstar.org.

Arrangements were made by Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home & Crematory Powder Springs, Ga. (www.mayeswarddobbins.com).