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Bill Gold

Forest City, North Carolina

May 27, 1944 - May 15, 2024

Bill Gold Obituary

William J. “Bill” Gold, age 79, of Forest City, died Wednesday, May 15, 2024.  Bill was born in Shelby, North Carolina on May 27, 1944, and was a son of the late Griffin and Ellie Campbell Gold. 

He was a 1962 graduate of Shelby High School and a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Shelby.  Bill was the retired owner of the former Hickory Log Barbecue Restaurant in Forest City which he operated for 44 years.  He was active in many civic concerns in both Forest City and Rutherford County, and he was most proud of his work as Corporate Chairman for the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life as well as the Board of the Rutherford County TDA.  He was named Citizen of the Year by the Forest City Jaycees and was a member of Friendship Masonic Lodge in Boiling Springs. Bill also served his country in the United States Army. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, James Gold, Robert Gold, Doug Gold, Dan Gold and sisters, Margaret Cummings and Elizabeth Revels.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Patsy Gold of the home, his son, Eric Gold (Gina) of Forest City, his daughter, Angela Bolt (Johnny) of Forest City, his brother, Phil Gold (Diana) of Lexington, South Carolina and five grandchildren, Christian Gold, Megan Gold, Milo Gold, Tommy Bolt and Dustin Bolt.

The funeral service will be held at 3 o’clock Sunday, May 19, 2024, in The Padgett and King Chapel with the Reverend Nathan Edwards officiating.  The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 3 o’clock prior to the service.  Interment will be held privately for the family at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The Padgett and King Mortuary & Crematory is in charge of arrangements and an online guest registry is available at www.padgettking.com

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Bill Gold hosted by The Padgett & King Mortuary & Crematory.

William J. “Bill” Gold, age 79, of Forest City, died Wednesday, May 15, 2024.  Bill was born in Shelby, North Carolina on May 27, 1944, and was a son of the late Griffin and Ellie Campbell Gold. 

He was a 1962 graduate of Shelby High School and a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Shelby.  Bill was the retired owner of the former Hickory Log Barbecue Restaurant in Forest City which he operated for 44 years.  He was active in many civic concerns in both Forest City and Rutherford County, and he was most proud of his work as Corporate Chairman for the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life as well as the Board of the Rutherford County TDA.  He was named Citizen of the Year by the Forest City Jaycees and was a member of Friendship Masonic Lodge in Boiling Springs. Bill also served his country in the United States Army. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, James Gold, Robert Gold, Doug Gold, Dan Gold and sisters, Margaret Cummings and Elizabeth Revels.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Patsy Gold of the home, his son, Eric Gold (Gina) of Forest City, his daughter, Angela Bolt (Johnny) of Forest City, his brother, Phil Gold (Diana) of Lexington, South Carolina and five grandchildren, Christian Gold, Megan Gold, Milo Gold, Tommy Bolt and Dustin Bolt.

The funeral service will be held at 3 o’clock Sunday, May 19, 2024, in The Padgett and King Chapel with the Reverend Nathan Edwards officiating.  The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 3 o’clock prior to the service.  Interment will be held privately for the family at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The Padgett and King Mortuary & Crematory is in charge of arrangements and an online guest registry is available at www.padgettking.com

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Bill Gold hosted by The Padgett & King Mortuary & Crematory.

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