William "Bill" Reid Hartrick

Wednesday, February 6, 1957 - Tuesday, June 7, 2022

A Dedicated Husband, Father, and "Papa"

Photo of William "Bill" Reid Hartrick  - 1957-2022

Canton – William Reid Hartrick, age 65, passed away peacefully at his home after a courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. He was surrounded by those he loved and those who loved him.

Bill was born February 6, 1957 in Urbana, Illinois, to the late Paul Hartrick and the late Willmina Evans Hartrick.

Mr. Hartrick honorably served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam era.

Bill recognized the importance of education and strove to be the best he could be in his field, graduating from Western Carolina University with a Bachelor’s in Social Work. He had graduated cum laude honors, becoming a member of Pi Gamma Mu. Mr. Hartrick had been employed as a dedicated substance abuse counselor for many years, serving his community with his invaluable experience, knowledge, and trust.

Bill was gifted with a great personality and people were naturally drawn to him. He was blessed with many friends and acquaintances who will never forget him. He loved spending time outdoors, hiking with his wife and family among the mountains of Western North Carolina. Bill had a true interest in learning and becoming knowledgeable about new things. Astronomy piqued Bill’s interest and he became very scholarly in this topic. His greatest love was his family. Bill enjoyed every moment with his wife, children, and grandchildren.

Leaving behind to cherish his memory are his loving wife and best friend of 42 years, Teresa Kastle Hartrick of Canton; daughter, Erica Hartrick-Shelton and husband Greg of Canton; son, James Hartrick and wife Ashely of Wilmington; grandchildren, Logan Willetts of Canton, and Samantha Hartrick of Wilmington; sister, Paula Hartrick Burwell and husband Dick of St. Joseph, Illinois; as well as several other family members and friends.

To honor Bill’s wishes, family and friends are welcome to celebrate his life and share memories at the Hartrick residence at 103 Kuykendall Lane, Canton from 2:00 to 5:00 pm Sunday, June 12, 2022.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Bill’s memory to Haywood Hospice which took such loving care of Bill these past several months at 13 Haywood Office Park Suite 107, Waynesville, NC 28785.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Hartrick family.

Condolences from family and friends

Sending our love and sympathy. May all the great memories bring comfort to all of you.
Bob & Nancy Wilkey
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these times.
Adam and Amber Steinbugl
So SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS BILL WAS A GREAT GUY!!!
SHANE BURRELL & FAMILY
My deepest condolences to you and your family. Bill was a special man and a true gentleman. I have fond memories of him. Special prayers for Teresa, Erica, Corey and Logan as there broken hearts heal. Sending all my love to your family -Marydith, Anthony and Blake Parton
Marydith Parton
My deepest condolences to you and your family. Bill was a special man and a true gentleman. I have fond memories of him. Special prayers for Teresa, Erica, Corey and Logan as there broken hearts heal. Sending all my love to your family -Marydith, Anthony and Blake Parton
Marydith Parton
I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all. Love you my sweet Friend
Karen and Garry McClure
I have had the privilege of knowing Bill for a while now, he could always light up a room when I talked to him, he had that effect on many people and he will be missed, he always loved life to the fullest and I always admired that Always in our hearts
Jeremy
There are strong arms around you. Your entire family is special to a lot of good folks. Love and more love to everyone during this time. Always. You raised a beautiful and smart daughter
Jacob McKenzie
Erica, you've become so special to us these past months. Your father sounds like a wonderful man and we're glad you had him; no doubt he loved your dearly. We are lifting you and your family up in prayer.
Paul and Gail Heathman
MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND THE FAMILY GOD BLESS YOU AND STAY SAFE .
Alice Pressley
Wishing family and friends peace at this difficult time. Bill was a wonderful man and I enjoyed our friendship for many years. We love you all.
Kevin and Katie