William “Bill” Lee Entz, a resident of Dothan, Alabama went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, March 23, 2023 surrounded lovingly by his family at his residence. He was 90 years old.
Bill was born on August 27, 1932 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Leo and Margaret Orr Entz. He attended Aquinas High School and graduated from University of Dayton with a Bachelor’s Degree. Bill was very athletic having played baseball from high school to college. He then enlisted in the United State Marine Corp. and served for two years and was honorably discharged as an officer. Bill met the love of his life, Lou, in Dayton, Ohio and they married in 1957. After his military service, Bill began his career with the General Telephone Company and was later transferred to Ft. Wayne, Indiana and then to Durham, NC before moving to Dothan in 1969. He served as General Manager of Alabama Operations for GTE. Bill had a true servant’s heart, he participated in numerous civic and religious organizations, including The Dothan Chamber of Commerce where he served as the Chair, United Way, Dothan Country Club, past President of Dothan Rotary Club, and was a member of St. Columba Catholic Church where he chaired the Finance Committee. He helped to organize the first softball team for St. Columba in the early 1970’s. He enjoyed playing golf, coaching baseball for his children’s teams, and he never missed an opportunity to cheer for the Atlanta Braves. Bill was a devoted husband, father, and family man, spending time with his family on vacations was one of his favorite things to do. Bill was a wonderful soul, who spent his life honoring God, his family, and his community, he will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure to know him.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Lou Entz, and his sister, Eileen Schilling, and his daughter-in-law, Kerry Entz.
Survivors include his children, Mike (Lorraine) Entz, Linda (Mike) Campbell, Steve (Annette) Entz, and Doug Entz; his grandchildren, Kristin (Andy) Johnston, Michael Entz, Brett Entz, Nancy (Charlie) Leech, Brittany Entz and Avery Entz; his great-grandchildren, Conley Johnston, Parker Johnston and Colton Leech; his sister, Carol Taylor; and several nieces and nephews.