William Thomas (Bill) Gulledge, Jr. of Bridgeville passed away on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, after a long and courageous fight against a chronic illness.

Raised in Pageland, SC on a large farm, Bill developed a love for outdoors and agriculture. He graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics. 

Bill enjoyed a 30-year career with O.A. Newton & Son in Bridgeville as the General Manager of the Newton Home Division. He was the President and owner of Dual Exchange Land Co. in Bridgeville for 30 years, where he was very involved with Land Development, New Home Construction and Rental Property Management. 

He was the past Director of the Sussex County Board of Realtors and had a wonderful and active membership with the Bridgeville Lions Club, serving as President and holding various other club positions. He was also an active IPTAY and Alumni Fund Member for Clemson University.

Bill was the son of the late William Thomas Gulledge, Sr. and Madge Horton Gulledge of Pageland, SC. He is survived by his two children: William C. Gulledge of Richmond, VA, and Tammy R. Grazioli and her husband John of Severna Park, MD, and their mother, Janet Handy Vargas of Bridgeville; and his two grandchildren: Nicholas Grazioli and Sophia Grazioli.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. at Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Hardesty Chapel, 202 Laws Street, Bridgeville, DE 19933, where friends may call beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at a future date at the First Baptist Church Cemetery in Pageland, SC.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, masks must be worn, and social distancing must be observed by all persons participating in any aspect of the services.

 Our family recognizes that the Bridgeville Lions Club not only meant a lot to our father but also means a lot to the community of Bridgeville. In lieu of flowers please consider memorial contributions in Bill’s name to the Bridgeville Lions Club, P.O. Box 414, Bridgeville, DE 19933.

 Please visit Bill’s Life Memorial Webpage and sign his virtual guestbook at www.parsellfuneralhomes.com.