William E. Sweat, Jr. (Bill), 75 of Bainbridge, passed away peacefully on April 20, 2021 in Tallahassee, Florida. A Celebration of Life took place in Live Oak, Florida.
Bill is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, William Kyle and Gidget Sweat; daughter, Susan Renee Austin; grandchildren, Megan and Waylon Morrison, Hannah Patterson and Alyson Austin, currently serving in the US Air Force; great-grandchildren, Mila and Easton; sister and brother-in-law, Cordelia S. and Philip Rowell; brother and sister-in-law, Gregory Earle and Sandra Sweat; nieces and nephews, Jennifer and Michael Colman and Jenni and Jeffrey Sweat; and devoted dog, Tucker.
Bill is predeceased by his parents, William E. and Grace Earle Sweat.
Bill served honorably in the US Navy during the Vietnam War on the John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier. Upon completion of his service, Bill and his wife, Jackie, moved to Valdosta, Georgia, where they raised their two children. After earning a master’s degree from Valdosta State College, Bill worked as a chartered accountant and opened a successful practice. He then wrote computer programs for many companies. Bill enjoyed traveling, fishing, cheering on the Auburn Tigers, playing cards and cooking. By far, her favorite thing to do was hang out with family, friends, and dog Tucker. Bill will be missed by all who knew him.