Bill was born in Richmond, Kentucky, the only child of William and Opal Dunaway. He graduated from Eastern Kentucky University, with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in accounting and business administration.From the time he was a young boy he loved to count things. He spent 17 years of his professional career at WeatherKing, an air-conditioning manufacturer, designing, implementing and perfecting all financial processes of the company. He loved the role he played there and never considered it work.
In 1998, Bill retired and a few months later, his second grandson was born. Bill was never busier! He babysat and picked Sam and Michael up from school daily from that point on. If he hadn’t been an accountant, he might have been a farmer. He loved growing things and tractor work. He had citrus trees and a garden every year. Bill’s priority was always his family and providing for them.
He is survived by his wife of almost 54 years, Charlotte Ramage Dunaway, a beautiful girl from Kentucky he met in Orlando; their three children, William Brian, Scarlett (Randall) Root, Kristi (Corey) Tilton; and three grandchildren, Samuel and Michael Root, and Madeleine Tilton.
He was greatly loved and will be sorely missed. Services being handled by Boyd Funeral Directors, Salem, KY.