Wayne Williamson Gamble, Jr.

March 17, 2024

CHARLOTTE – Bill Gamble, 66, of Charlotte, NC, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 17, 2024 at Atrium Pineville Hospital after a brief illness. Bill was surrounded by family and friends during his unexpected illness. 

Bill was born on February 7, 1958, in Charlotte to the late Sue Moss Gamble and Wayne Williamson Gamble, Sr.   In his childhood he lived in Davidson (where his dad’s family was from) but moved back to Charlotte when he started elementary school.  He was educated in Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools and graduated from Myers Park High School in 1977. Bill was proud of his “Davidson roots” and he always enjoyed going back to visit and drive friends by the Gamble homes.

To put Bill Gamble’s life in short description seems an impossible task, but we can attempt to memorialize this remarkable individual.  Anyone who was fortunate enough to be his friend admired his thoughtfulness, kindness, and generosity.  He loved and cherished his family and friends, and often took care of the homeless and those less fortunate who were in need.  

Bill connected with a diversity of Charlotteans over the years.  He trained and worked as a pharmaceutical tech at Eckerd’s Myers Park and Mercy Hospital.  He was entrepreneurial.  The small business "THE GARDENER DID IT" highlighted his design talent - especially garden terraces and pots.  His later jobs were with Elizabeth House Flowers and Charlotte Better Business Bureau.  Also, Bill had a wonderful natural gift for interior design. He had a passion for real estate and enjoyed assisting his realtor friends with occasional staging of houses.   

Bill spent the last twenty years of his life caring for his mother who passed away in March of 2022 at the age of 97.  There was not a day that went by, that he was not by his mom’s side making sure that her every need was met.  He was a wonderful caregiver, and he not only graciously took care of his mother but also his Aunt Jo, Uncle Baxter, and Uncle Wallace for years. 

Bill is survived by his beloved sister, Elizabeth Bryant, his niece, Kristen Bryant, and his great niece, Kayla Gatz, and many cousins whom he loved dearly.  Bill’s beautiful fur baby “Boots” was his constant companion who followed him wherever he went with his little black feet.  Boots was immediately adopted by his close friend and neighbor, Marji.  Bill was loved by everyone who knew him as he had such a generous and loving heart.   

A memorial service will be held 3:00 PM, Saturday, April 13, 2024, at Carmel Presbyterian Church, 2048 Carmel Road, Charlotte, NC 28226. His remains will be privately interred in the church columbarium. Memorial gifts in Bill's honor may be made to Carmel Presbyterian Church.  

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Atrium Health Pineville for the professional care provided during Bill's illness. 

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28204 (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.

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