William Alexander Whiteside

September 25, 2017

Charlotte - Charlotte - William (Bill) Alexander Whiteside, 26 years of age, passed away peacefully in his sleep, September 25, 2017. He will always be remembered as the warm and friendly fun-loving young man that he grew to be.  Bill would light up a room with his beautiful smile and sincere hugs. Bill had a deep love of his family and friends who will cherish his memory. His competitive nature helped him follow in his older brother's footsteps by helping his high school lacrosse team, the Myers Park Mustangs win the North Carolina State Championship in 2010.  Bill spent countless hours at the Dowd YMCA playing basketball and mentoring youth.  He graduated from Myers Park High School and attended Lees McRae College and The University of Alabama...Roll Tide.

Bill is preceded in death by his grandparents Bill Monroe Brooks, Mary and Francis Whiteside Jr. and Miller Angel.  He is survived by his mother Lydia Brooks Whiteside, father James Monroe Whiteside and wife Patricia Herndon Whiteside; his maternal grandmother, Nancy Brooks Angel; brother, Brooks Monroe Whiteside and wife, Neely Gilbert Whiteside; two step sisters, Scottie Coleman Penninger and husband, McCoy Penninger and Julia Langhorne Coleman; as well as twelve aunts and uncles and seventeen cousins and eight grand cousins.

A Memorial Service will be held at Christ Episcopal Church on Saturday, September 30th at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends in the Blue Room following the service.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Dowd YMCA www.ymcacharlotte.org, the Dilworth Center www.dilworthcenter.org, The Waterwheel Foundation www.phish.com/waterwheel, www.the12notemap.org .

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

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  • Cindy Woodlief

    Lydia and family, I am so sorry for your unspeakable loss. I pray that you will be upheld in this difficult time by the love of all family, friends, and the lifetime of friends that Bill had. Peace and blessings ..... from your pre-school carpool friend.

  • jill

    Dear Lydia and Jim. This grieves my heart. Hugh and I am so very sorry for your loss.

  • Lois McNamara

    Jim and family. I haven't ever met your son sorry to say but Mike said he was a wonderful person. All my love to you all during this sad time in your life. My prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Lois Magner Mcnamara

  • Lois McNamara

    Jim and family. So sorry for your loss. Mike told me Bill was a great person. My prayers go to you and your family. All the best. Aunt Lois

  • Lois McNamara

    Jim and family. My heart goes out to you and your family. My prayers are with you all during this terrible time in your life. Sincerely aunt Lois

  • Sherri Rountree Ralston

    I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful son. Please know that I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers and hope that you feel the love and support from friends.

  • lois magner mcnamara

    Jim and family, I was so sorry to read of the loss of your son, Bill. Michael has told me what a wonderful person he was. This is such a sad time in your life but know God is with you. My prayers to you and your family Sincerely, Aunt Lois

  • Carey Mccloskey Sharpe

    Oh how my heart aches for your family . I cannot begin to imagine what you are going through. I am so sorry I will be out of town Saturday but loving thoughts and prayers will be with you now and in the months ahead as you navigate through such a tragic loss. Jimmy you especially are in my constant thoughts . Love you so much !

  • Grady Peterson

    Lydia and Jim,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. My god guide you and comfort you during these difficult times.

  • Karen Kauffman Fletcher

    I remember the joy when both Bill and his brother Brooks were born. They brought so much joy to their parents Jim and Lydia Whiteside. Lydia is a lifelong friend of mine. Her sisters Andrea and Leah are too. Bill and Brooks' Grandmother, Nancy Angel and Grandfather Bill Brooks ( Mr. Brooks is now deceased) have been the dearest of friends to my family. I morn the loss of Bill Whiteside along with all of his family and friends. He was a great son and a joy to know. He always had a smile on his face, and he reached out to help others in so many ways. He will always be in my thoughts and prayers. With love, Karen Fletcher

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