William J. Aderholt, Jr., 95, of Alachua, died on Tuesday, December 24th at Haven Hospice, Gainesville, FL. He was born in Branford, FL on Oct. 13, 1924.
William served in the Army Air Corp from Nov. 1, 1942 through Sep. 27, 1945 during World War II. He was a Gunner on a B 25 in the European Theatre. After his release from active duty, he returned to Branford where he farmed until his move to Alachua in 1964, working for Copeland Sausage Co. and retiring from Bear Archery.
He is preceded in death by his parents, W. J. and Mary Aderholt; sisters, Pat Townsend, Mamie Petersen, and Lizzie Collins; and brothers, Lloyd Aderholt and Roy Aderholt.
William is survived by his sons, Paul Shinholster, Larry Shinholster, and Russell Aderholt, all in Alachua; his sister, Ruby Williams of Lake City, FL; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in William’s honor to Haven Hospice, online at http://beyourhaven.org/donate or by mail to 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606.
Visitation will be held on Friday, Dec. 27 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Evans Carter Funeral Home. A graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 28 at 3:00 pm at Mount Horeb Baptist Cemetery.