Gifford, William Boyd

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

William Boyd Gifford, 56, passed away Monday May 14, 2018. He was born in Chattanooga to his parents William and Frances Inez Dotson Gifford. William was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and will be missed by all who knew him.

Mr. Gifford is preceded in death by his parents, William and Frances Gifford, and his paternal and maternal grandparents.

Survivors include his sister, Karen Gifford; niece, Dusty Dye; and extended family, Christopher Armour and Amy.

A memorial gathering will be held in the funeral home parlor on Friday May 18 from 6-8 p.m. 

An online register book may be signed at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are by W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Home Ft. Oglethorpe.



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