William McLellan Pomeroy, Jr.

william pomeroy, jr.
Biltmore Forest – William McLellan Pomeroy, Jr., 87, died Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at the John F. Keever Solace Center after a period of declining health. A business and civic leader, he came to Asheville with his first wife Connie in 1960 with the American Enka Corp. where he was Director of Marketing. Later he owned the Alpine Volkswagen Dealership and then joined Charles Harrell & Assoc. and Coldwell Banker Kasey & Assoc. as a real estate agent. Bill was active in many civic affairs serving as president of the Asheville Civitan Club, Senior Warden of the Cathedral of All Souls, president of the W.N.C. Princeton Association and former Town Commissioner of Biltmore Forest. He also was a very enthusiastic tennis player, playing doubles every Sunday for the past 45 years. He and Connie had four children, daughter, Peggy Higginbotham, her husband Edward and their children, Cathy, Barbara and Craig; daughter, Nancy Togar, her husband Tunc and their children Deniz and Derin; son, Bill Pomeroy, his wife Cindy and their children Brad and Stacia; and daughter, Dr. Elizabeth Pomeroy. Following Connie’s death, Bill was remarried to Gloria Clark Rott. She had four daughters by her first marriage, Taffy Ball, Ginger Cecil, Margot Rott and Paula Rott. Bill’s funeral will be held at the Cathedral of All Souls at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 10th. Interment will take place at the Calvary Episcopal Churchyard. The family will receive friends at 19 Browntown Road following the interment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Asheville Civitan Foundation, P.O. Box 1755, Asheville, NC 28802.

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  1. As a Past Governor of the NC West District of Civitan International, I came to know and respect Bill and enjoyed his friendship since 1986.

  2. Civitan is a great organization and we hurt when we lose a member. Prayers are sent from me and all our Lexington Civitan members. We will keep you in prayer.

  3. I came to work for Bill in 1972 as his Body Shop Manager at Alpine Volkswagen and I enjoyed working for Bill and I found him to be a gracious and caring employer.

  4. Dear Pomeroy Family, I have known Bill since I joined the Rhododendron Civitan Club about 15 years ago. He and Connie were always so friendly and made one feel so welcome in their presence. Asheville Civitans have lost a good member and the family have lost a loving father and grandfather. He was always talking about them.
    I will keep you in my prayers during this difficult time.
    Love in Christ,
    Ethel T. Jacobson

  5. So sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Pomeroy – I worked for and with him at American Enka Corp. years ago – and he was a very dear gentleman – I remember he would talk about his children and the things they would do – HE LOVED THEM SO MUCH — and now You have children – My prayers go out to all his family – God Blessed you when he gave you Mr. Pomeroy for a Dad …..

  6. Dear Pomeroy Family, Many of you are dear friends and Tommy and I extend our love, support and prayers in your loss and sadness. Bill was an loyal and dedicated member of The Cathedral of All Souls and the Community of Western North Carolina. We have very fond memories of his active presence and kind spirit. A life well lived. Fondly, Alice and Tommy Myer

  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time. Your father, grandfather, and father-in-law was always a gentleman and he was always nice to us. I know you miss him and your mother. Love, Gay and Stewart Coleman

  8. Pam and I were sorry to hear of the loss of your father. We send our most sincere condolences to you and all of the family at this sad time.

  9. Bill, My time with you was short but the impact will last forever. You were a good friend and I will miss you very much. My condolences and deepest sympathy to your family.

  10. I am saddened for your loss. I know you will miss him just as we will miss him in our Civitan organization. Bill was a great Civitan leader and I was proud to serve on his Cabinet when he was our District Governor.

    May God be with each of you.

  11. The members of Davie Civitan Club extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family of a devoted fellow civitan, William Pomeroy Jr.

  12. Pomeroy Family, Since returning to Asheville we have enjoyed knowing and playing tennis with Bill. He was great fun to be around with a keen wit and a great zest for life. His love for tennis and Princeton were only exceeded by his love for his family. Regardless of age, health, or any other circumstance we are never ready to lose our loved ones. The only comfort comes from Faith in the Sovereignty of God and the minifested concern of caring friends. We are thinking of you and will hold you in our prayers. We do hope in some small way it helps to know others do care. Zunita and Joe Clark

  13. Happy 104th birthday Bill. You are so greatly missed. Thanks for all the help on the real estate transactions you did for me. Gerry Huntley, Fairview, NC

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