William “Bill” Willard Spaulding
October 11, 1938 – August 24, 2021
Spaulding, William “Bill” Willard, 82 of Henrico, VA., passed away peacefully at his home on August 24, 2021.
Bill was born to Leon and Monica Spaulding on October 11, 1938, in Canton, PA. After graduating from Sayre Area Joint High School in Sayre, PA in 1956, Bill joined the United States Air Force and became an aircraft repair specialist. Bill was Honorably discharged in 1960 as an Airman First Class. In 1961 he joined the Henrico County Police Division. Bill would serve in several capacities to include Patrol and Investigative. He retired from the Division in 1986 at the rank of Sergeant. After retirement, Bill would continue his life’s work in law enforcement with the Department of Criminal Justice Services as a Narcotics Trainer and the National White Collar Crime Center where he would retire as the Asst. Director of Operations, VA, and WVA. Later, he would go on to work for Henrico and Ashland Police Departments as a background and Cold Case investigator.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Monica; wife, Anita; and daughter, Susan Sill. He is survived by a brother, Jon Spaulding; and sister, Monica Fitz; children, Keith Spaulding, Monica Dunivan, and Teri Maiden; stepchildren, Anita Charles and Cindy Charles; 7 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.
Bill attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 395, and the Richmond Assembly 1165.
A memorial service will be held at 1 PM on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at the Columbian Center, 2324 Pump Rd, Henrico, VA.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Father Robert W. McDonald, Council 395, Knights of Columbus Charitable Giving Programs, 2324 Pump Road, Henrico, VA 23233.
The Columbian Center
2324 Pump Rd.
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Bill is a fine man and police officer. He was a inspiration to many people who entered the law enforcement and public safety profession. Bill also served with the Tuckahoe Rescue Squad and stayed connected to many of our members.
Bill was a great friend when we went through Sayre High School. our friendship lasted all of Bill’s life. I was glad I was able to get down to see Bill earlier this summer. Great friend. May he rest in peace.
Yes! My dad truly enjoyed his time at Tuckahoe Rescue Squad. He would always make sure if he was in the area he would take a drive by there. With a smile on his face he would tell a story about living there, helping deliver a baby and many others.
I could tell he had fond memories of his work there along with the people he met along the way.
I’m so proud to have known Bill, he has been a very close friend for almost 20 years. A great guy that impacted my life and many more I’m sure. Kind, honest and very knowledgeable. I can truly say that he loved me and I loved him, he told me that the last time we met a few weeks ago when I drove up from Florida to say goodbye mate. He will be deeply missed by all of us, I’m sure he will be making his napkin roses when he’s up in heaven. I’ll see you one day I’m sure. RIP mate! Love to you and your family.
I like many others knew Bill for his dedication to Henrico Police. He was a fine person who will surely be missed by many who
had the pleasure of knowing him. I will remember him and his family in my prayers.