November 14, 1927 ~ June 23, 2006
Born in: Buncombe County, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC
William B. Van Valkenburgh, 78, of 34 Emory Rd., Asheville, died Friday, June 23, 2006, at Universal Health Care Center. He was the son of the late Francis and Annie Boling Van Valkenburgh. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Wilson Van Valkenburgh. A graduate of UNC at Chapel Hill, Mr. Van Valkenburgh was scoutmaster of Troop 3 Boy Scouts America at Trinity United Methodist Church. He participated in the Order of the Arrow Tsali Lodge as an advisor and was the recipient of the Silver Beaver Award for long standing service. Mr. Van Valkenburgh was a retired pharmacist from Kenilworth Drug Store and was also a World War II veteran, serving in the United States Marine Corps. He is survived by a daughter, Sallie Naves and her husband, Jim, of Greenville, NC; a son, Doug Van Valkenburgh and his wife Dixie, of Brunswick, GA; and two grandchildren, Libby Naves and Jason Naves. A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Green Hills Cemetery with the Rev. Rodney H. Hagans, Jr., officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Buncombe County Veterans Council Memorial Team. His family will receive friends 12-1:00 p.m. Monday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Boy Scouts, Daniel Boone Council, PO Box 7627, Asheville, NC 28801, or to Four Seasons Hospice, PO Box 2395, Hendersonville, NC, 28793.