William Patrick Ditmore

William Patrick Ditmore, born on April 17, passed away on April 1, 2019, from complications of Parkinson’s Disease. He has gone to be with his Lord and Savior.

He was an engineer by trade, graduating from the University of Tennessee.

Bill loved travel, and owned West Town World Travel and Ditmore Travel. He was a member of Grassy Valley Baptist Church and Burlington Lodge, South Knoxville and Shriners.

He was 86 years old.

Preceded in death by: his parents, George and Ann Ditmore; brothers, Junior and Jerry (Lorene) Ditmore; sisters, Louise (James) Wilkins, Virginia (Leon) Ivens; mother-in-law, Mona Ables; nephew, Jerry Ivens.

Survivors include: his wife of 37 years, Gloria Ables Ditmore;

Daughter, Patti Kirk;

Son-in-law, Rick Kirk;

Father-in-law, Felt Ables;

Sister-in-law, Wanda Luttrell;

Niece, Annette Luttrell;

Grandchildren, Emily (Lance) Douglas and children, Sadie and Luke, Andrew (Julia) Kirk and children, Kathryn and Audrey;

Nephews, Kevin (Janice) Ivens, Johnny (Mary Jean) Ivens, Jimmy (Linda) Wilkins;

Nieces, Sharon (Mike) Trammel, Sheila Ivens, Jerry Lynn (Greg) Watson;

Best friends, Kenny and Sandy Eubanks;

Many other friends and relatives.

A celebration of life will be held at Grassy Valley Baptist Church on Thursday, April 4, 2019. Receiving of friends will be from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., service at 6:30 p.m., followed by a reception.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to your favorite animal shelter.