William L. Zerr

July 25, 1931 - May 24, 2017
William L. Zerr

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William L. Zerr, passed away on May 24, 2017

Born 7/25/1931, he lived in Hendersonville, NC. He worked as an Ornamental Iron Worker and created true works of art. His work can be seen in numerous private residences  and businesses around Hendersonville. 

He was a veteran of the Korean War, a cancer survivor, a husband, father, grandfather and great-grand father. He was loved by many.  Life was difficult the last couple of years with the sudden death of his young daughter in law , Lavada Sproul, in August 2016 of pancreatic cancer. His son Fred  Sproul (51) is currently battling stage 4 Duodenal cancer and Bill was his biggest supporter and cheerleader. He loved NASCAR, his dog and cats, and most of all his family. He was preceded in death by a son, Paul Gee and daughter, Billie Lynn Zerr.

He leaves behind his loving wife of over forty years, Doris, known as the soap lady, offering Bearwallow Mtn. Soaps at the Hendersonville Curb Market; four sons, Frank Gee (Faye), Jeff  Sproul (late wife Lavada), Fred Sproul (Olga) and Scott Zerr; two daughter Kathe Steves (Pete) and Sharon Fox; six grandchildren, Maria Morris, Melissa Small, Nathan Sproul, Tina Sproul, Josh Sproul and Ali Sproul and eight great-grandchildren. 

A Memorial is being planned and will be announced.

 Unfortunately, he did not have Life Insurance. Any help will be greatly appreciated to help cover the final expenses. 

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  • May 26, 2017
    Stephanie metcalf says:
    Bill. As wr called him poppy. He was a great story teller.i loved the one with a deck of cards.he was very special.and Loved by many.i love you poppy and will miss you.ma' im so sorry for your loss he was a wonderful man.God bless you all. Poppy you got your wings fly high.