William Wightman Flint

  • Born: June 11, 1935
  • Died: March 13, 2019
  • Location: Charleston, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr Downtown Chapel

232 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Tel. (843) 723.2524

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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William Wightman Flint, 83, of Charleston, South Carolina, loving husband of Carolyn Norris Flint, peacefully entered into eternal rest Wednesday, March 13, 2019. His funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 19, 2019 in Grace Church Cathedral, 98 Wentworth Street at 2:00. Interment is at Grace Church Cathedral Columbarium, with a reception to follow in Hanahan Hall. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Bill was born June 11, 1935 in Charleston, South Carolina, son of the late William Haden Flint and Sarah Buist Lucas Flint. He graduated from Rivers High School and The Citadel, class of 1957. He worked at the Charleston Naval Shipyard as an electrical engineer, and then retired from SPAWAR in 2005. Bill was a cradle Episcopalian, and attended Grace Church Cathedral all his life. He served on the vestry and was a church usher. He was a life member of Elks Lodge # 242, the Washington Light Infantry, Deutscher Brunderliche Bund, James Island Yacht Club, Solomon's Lodge 1, the Citadel Alumni Foundation, and the Citadel Club of Charleston. He was an active Citadel Alumnus, and loved attending Citadel football, basketball, and baseball games.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Norris Flint; son, William Thomas Flint (Renee); and granddaughter, Madison Virginia Flint, all of Charleston. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. The last couple years of his life, he was lovingly cared for by a dedicated caregiver, Kathleen Smith.

Memorials may be made to Grace Church Cathedral, 98 Wentworth Street, Charleston, SC 29401 or The Citadel Foundation, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry to hear about Billy. I remember him so well as we worked in the tea room kitchen. You were such a bless in to him.

Posted by Jean Carlton - Charleston, SC   March 19, 2019


Kelly and I were deeply saddened to hear of Bill's passing. May God bless you and your family.

Posted by THOMAS 1729 Clark Hills Circle - JOHNS ISLAND, SC - Friend   March 19, 2019


Carolyn, my deepest sympathy to you and your family regarding the passing of Bill. May God give you strength and my prayers are with you all.

Posted by Chicquetta Lee Fullilove - N CHARLESTON, SC   March 17, 2019

Carolyn & Family,
Please accept our sincere condolence in your loss of Bill.

Posted by Felton & Joy Knight - Hanahan, SC   March 17, 2019

We were sad to hear about Uncle Bill passing . I have many fond memories of a very humble man especially target practice. He was a generous man also. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.

Posted by Steven Norris - Hartwell, GA - Family   March 17, 2019

Carolyn,I am so sorry to be out of town at this time. I've missed seeing you and Bill at games this year and have asked about you.I arrived in San Diego late this afternoon driving my VW to leave it with Kylie who is being transferred from Japan by the Navy. Know that my heart is with you at this time. Sending much love to you and your family!Elaine Schupp

Posted by Elaine Schupp - Isle of Palms, SC   March 17, 2019

Uncle Bill was a great man and Helen and I really loved him! Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, but love leaves a remembrance that no one can steal! God be with you!

Posted by Johnny an Helen Banister - Royston, GA - Family   March 15, 2019

I have fond memories of you when we traveled together on shipyard business trips. We usually shared a room, told many jokes, and enjoyed being together. You enjoyed teasing my wife after one trip to Valencia, Spain when she was late returning from buying a ladies purse just as we were trying to leave for our return flight home. On one trip I urged you to stop procrastinating, get on your knees, and ask Carolyn that important question. May you rest in peace.

Posted by Samuel Smith - Charleston, SC - Coworker   March 15, 2019

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