Mr. William John “Bill” Gorie III, age 76, a resident of Rockwood, Tennessee, formerly of Palm City, Florida passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at his residence. He was born February 14, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan. He was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Harriman, Tennessee. He was a retired sales representative in the hardware industry and owned and operated apartments and rental properties. Bill was involved with the Big Brother Big Sister Movement and was very proud to have mentored Mario Reyes through the program. He loved boating, playing baseball, and watching football and was an avid Notre Dame fan. He was preceded in death by his parents, William John Gorie, Jr. and Maude Margaret Stinson Gorie; daughter, Michele Lord; and sister, Dee Hendzel.
Wife: Martha Gorie of Rockwood, TN
Children: Tim Pudwill
21 Grandchildren including Austin Long, whom he was helping to raise
12 Great Grandchildren
Sister: Joy Mossbruger
Brother: Bob Stinson
And a host of other relatives and friends.
A funeral mass will be held Monday, August 22, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 535 Margrave Drive, Harriman, Tennessee, 37748 with Father Michael Sweeney officiating. Interment will be in the Royal Palm Memorial Gardens in West Palm Beach, Florida at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.