William Samuel Lander

December 13, 2016

William “Bill” Samuel Lander III, age 64, died of natural causes on December 14, 2016, in Denver, NC.

Bill is survived by his children, Anne Lander of Atlanta GA, Will Lander of Clemson, SC; his sister, Susan Fowler of Charlotte NC, and his brother, Jeff Lander, of Charlotte, NC.

Bill was born on May 1, 1952 in Charlotte, NC, son of Elizabeth Higdon Lander and William Samuel Lander Jr. He graduated from Myers Park High School and attended Wofford College and UNCC. Throughout his life, Bill owned various small businesses including Nagrom Systems and Superior Power Products.

Bill was actively involved in the Boy Scouts of America and considered his passion as helping several scout troops nurture and develop Eagle Scouts. He also loved Ocean Isle Beach and deep sea fishing.

A memorial service will be 2:00 PM on Monday, December 19, 2016 at Myers Park Presbyterian Church.

Memorials can be sent to Myers Park Presbyterian Church, 2501 Oxford Pl. Charlotte, NC 28207, to be used for Troop 55 or Habitat for Humanity.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Services, 1321 Berkeley Avenue, Charlotte NC 28204. (704) 641-7606. Online condolences at www.kennethpoeservices.com.


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  • Jerry Schwartz

    So sorry to hear of Bills passing. I worked for him at Nagrom Systems for over 8 years. I learned so much from him. Actually I was surprised and happy that he even hired me as I had no experience in that field. My condolences to both of you Anne and Will. I know you will greatly miss him.

  • Gary Williams

    So sorry to learn of Bill's passing. He and I were acquainted; Susan Fowler and I friends through Charlotte Civitan Club for many years.

  • Eric Taylor

    I am still in shock. I had just spoken with Bill in regard to Scout business. He's gone far too young. Rest in Peace, Bill. Thank you for all your work in Scouting, you've made great changes in young men's lives I believe.

  • John Bennett

    We send our sincere condolences to the Lander family at this difficult time. I met Bill just two years ago while assisting with our local Boy Scout troop (707). Bill was always eager to share his knowledge and worked closely with the boys to insure they were on track for success. Bill gave so much of himself in order that many of our Scouts could become true leaders. I may not have said it enough but thank you Bill.

    Sincerely, John Bennett and family

  • Shannon Holland

    We will miss him! He was such a good example toward the boys and impacted so many of their lives!

  • Tom Lane

    Bill and I grew up together and were close buddies as we lived behind each other. We had many adventures together and I so fondly remember Bill as a generous and nice guy. In our young years we had friendly competition with our wooden soap box derby conversions to motorized go-karts. We each later moved up to steel frame go-karts and would ride all around the neighborhood. It is amazing we made it through our early years together without any serious accidents. We were in Troop 55 together and later at Wofford at the same time. We kept in touch and I remember a few get togethers while bachelors at his place - those were the days! Over the years I have lost touch with Bill as I moved out to the west coast, to the mid-west, and now in southeast coastal Georgia.
    My condolence to Bill's kids, sister Susan, and brother Jeff. You know that Bill has left a legacy with me, his family, and community including all of hours he spent volunteering and giving something back. Godspeed dear friend Bill.

  • Sandra Ibach

    Hey Boo & Will, I was so sorry to hear about your Dad. I'll be thinking about you all throughout the coming year. I've loved running into your Mom and keeping up with you all.
    Much love to both of you and your families during this difficult time.
    Merry Christmas!
    Love, your former preschool & Sunday School teacher. ;-)
    Sandra Ibach