UPDATE: Funeral arrangements have been made for former Sergeant First Class William Gothard of Sale Creek.

His family will receive friends Friday between 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. and Saturday between noon and 2:00 p.m. at Williamson and Sons Funeral Home in Soddy Daisy.

The funeral will be at the same location on Saturday at 2:00p.m.

Burial will be at Hamilton Memorial Gardens

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Channel 3 introduced you to former Sergeant First Class William Gothard, 93, in April 2017. 

His family tells Channel 3 that Mr. Gothard passed away Wednesday night.

Funeral arrangements have not been announced.