William Owen Westerfield, 73, of Ooltewah, passed away on Monday, April 26, 2021.

Bill was born and raised in Owensboro, Ky. He retired from the U.S. Army as a Captain having served during the Vietnam Era. After retirement he worked as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor at Pine Ridge Treatment Center in Cleveland and in Chattanooga at GreenLeaf and Bradford Health. He enjoyed golf and was an avid University of Kentucky Wildcats Basketball fan.

Bill was active in the Desmond Doss American Legion Post and he was a friend of Bill W, and a sponsor and influence to many. He was a member of Ooltewah United Methodist Church and the Open Door Sunday School Class.

He was preceded in death by his parents, A. D. and Mildred Westerfield; sister, Patty Westerfield; and brother, Jay Westerfield.

Surviving are his wife, Julia Westerfield; children, Bil (Pepper) Westerfield, Tony (Alexis) Westerfield, Jackie (Jeff) Smith, Jason (Samantha) Goodowens and Ethan (Valorie) Goodowens; grandchildren, Jacob, Brady, Abby, Liam, Gracie, Claire, Addie, Maggie, Owen, Wyatt and Millie Kate; future grandson, Will; brothers, Allen (Sandy) Westerfield, Tony (Bonnie) Westerfield; sisters, Katheryn (Rod) Crowe, Cecelia (John) Cox and Mary Ann (Charlie) Lindsay; sister-in-law, Susie Westerfield; and many nephews and nieces.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 7, 2021, at the funeral home. A Memorial Service will follow at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Randy Martin officiating. Inurnment immediately to follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors.

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We respectfully request that "social distancing", wearing masks, and all CDC measures be adhered to at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Legion Post 257, PO Box 257, Collegedale, TN.37315.

Arrangements are by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist. 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37421. Memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at