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William "Bill" Wallen

June 17, 1933 - June 13, 2018

William “Bill” Wallen, 84 of Zirconia passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at the Elizabeth House following a lengthy illness. He was the son of the late Dennis Loyd and Lola Mae Plemmons Wallen. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy “Dot” Stepp and Judy Rhymer.

Born in Asheville, Bill served in the US Army during the Korean War and retired from the state of NC. He loved to travel and was happiest when behind the wheel. His family was of most importance to him. Bill was patient, kind, loved racing, greatly enjoyed camping and smoking his pipe.

Survivors include his loving wife of 29 years, Gretka C. Wallen; three daughters, Rene Wallen Grieve and husband Thomas of Asheville, Joy Minnitti and husband Steve of Candler and Tonya Orr and husband Scott of Zirconia; a son, William Michael Wallen of Hendersonville; five grandchildren, Dustin Andrew, Kasey Elizabeth and Kelly Elaine Grieve, Amber Michelle Wallen, Bethany Michelle Smith-Wallen; and one great-grandson, Ryker Dalton Thomas.

Funeral services will be held 2pm Saturday, June 16, 2018 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the park. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location:

Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel

538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Service Information

Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm

Location:

Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel

538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018

Time: 3:00 pm

Location:

Forest Lawn Memorial Park


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