William Thomas Cardwell, 99, formerly of Charlotte, N.C., passed away on Monday, December 25, 2023, in Statesville, N.C. He was born in Polk County, Fla., to Clifton Ernest Cardwell and Mary Lillian Miller.

Mr. Cardwell was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Bonnie Jean Conrad Cardwell.

He is survived by his daughter, Vicki Cousar, and her husband Don of Statesville; grandchildren, Kenny Cousar and Karen Osborne; nine great grandchildren; and sister, Betty Cardwell.

Mr. Cardwell served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during WWII. He then continued his military service for over 35 years, ultimately retiring in 1984, from the Air National Guard as a Chief Master Sergeant.

A graveside service, with military honors, will be held on Monday, March 11, 2024, at 11 a.m., at Charlotte Memorial Gardens in Charlotte, N.C., with Pastor Kenny Cousar officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Cardwell’s memory to Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625, online at https://apps.hoic.org/donate-now, or to Brookdale Peachtree Assisted Living, 2806 Peachtree Road, Statesville, NC 28625.

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the family.