GARDEN CITY—John William “Bill” Altman, 73, went to his heavenly home on June 12.

He was born in Mullins on Dec. 2, 1945, to the late William Malley Altman and Claudia Martin Herring.

After marrying the love of his life, Linda Hyatt, on July 25, 1971, Bill served as the chief of police in McBee.

He joined the sheet metal workers International Union #399 in Charleston and eventually settled in Aiken.

For the past 20 years, Bill and Linda lived in Garden City.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his son, Rocky (Amanda) of Chandler, Arizona; daughter Kimberly Brown (Don) of Cincinnati, Ohio; grandsons Dylan Altman of Chandler, Arizona, and Colin Brown and Trevor Brown of Cincinnati, Ohio; brother Marvin Altman and sisters Emily Page, Christine Miller and Carol Ginn.

In addition to his parents Bill was preceded in death by brothers Leroy “Ted” and W.M.

Bill will be remembered as a devoted brother, father, grandfather and husband.

He was an avid Atlanta Braves and University of South Carolina Gamecock fan. He loved his family and in his later years, he particularly enjoyed spending time with his youngest grandson Dylan.

A graveside service was held June 17 at Green Lawn Cemetery.

Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.

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