William Henry Schenck, age 70, peacefully transition this life on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at White Oak Manor in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was the son of the late Warren G. Schenck and Lois Wray Schenck of Lawndale, North Carolina.
William attended Douglas High School, where he met the love of his life and wife of 51 years, Elzine Webber Schenck.
William was a proud Vietnam Veteran of the United States Army. He served from 1966 to 1969. He worked for 35 years at PPG Industries in Shelby, North Carolina where he retired in 2005. He loved to golf, travel, working in his yard, sharing the fruits of his labor from his garden with the community and listening to smooth jazz. He took pride in driving and keeping that red Ford F-150 truck of 31years clean and in good condition. Over the past several years when his wife was sick, he discovered a passion for cooking. One of his famous dishes was homemade cherry pie.
William loved the Lord and was firm in his faith and gave his life to Christ. Although many people may not have known, he dedicated decades of contributions and service to Feed America and other non-profit organizations that supported families in need.
William leaves behind his wife; Elzine W. Schenck, three children; Reginal Schenck (Regina) of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Audrey Schenck of Kings Mountain, North Carolina, and April Schenck of Tampa, Florida. He has six grandchildren and one great-grandson. He also leaves behind five brothers; Gene Schenck, Frank (Patricia) Schenck, and Donald (Edahlia) Schenck of Lawndale, North Carolina, Charles (Betty) Schenck of Hickory, North Carolina, Sherrill (Venita) Schenck of Shelby, North Carolina and one sister; Evelyn (Isaac) Robinson of Charleston, South Carolina.
William will be dearly missed by his wife and family who looked to him as the patriarch and covering of the family. He was always a source of strength and taught the value of hard work and sticking together as a family in times of need. These values will live on with his legacy through his children and grandchildren.
There are no words to express what a great man he was and how much he will be truly missed by his friends and family, but we all know that he is now resting in heavenly peace.
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday July 14, 2018 at 4:00 pm visitation 3:30 pm at Washington Baptist Church, burial will be on Tuesday July 17, 2018 at Salisbury VA Cemetery