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William "Bill" Flinkow

August 10, 1944 — June 24, 2023



William “Bill” Flinkow, age 78 of Franklin, TN passed away June 24, 2023.  Graduate of University of Wisconsin where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Communication.  He had a long career in the automotive industry.  His last employment was with the National Automobile Dealers Association.  Survived by:  wife, Elizabeth “Betty” Flinkow; children, Lindsey (Jonathan) Leonard and William “Will” (Jana) Flinkow; stepchildren, Timothy “Tim” (Leslie) Corley, Thom (Jamie) Corley and Rion (Monica) Corley; sister, Carolyn (Pete) DeKok; grandchildren, Avery, Grant & Brett Leonard, Holder & Emme Louise Flinkow; stepgrandchildren, Madeline, Abigail & Katherine Corley, Rance (Kaitlyn) Corley, Tatum Elizabeth Corley, Zachary Corley and Maggie (Crosby) Hinze; great grandchild, Oliver Corley.  Graveside services will be conducted 2:00 PM Thursday, July 6, 2023 at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Folds of Honor or Tunnel to Towers. Pallbearers will be Will Flinkow, Rion Corley, Thom Corley, Tim Corley, Zachary Corley, Grant Leonard, Dave Peacock and Dan Warrwick. Honorary Pallbearers will be Hoil Crowe, Steve Luzzi, David Hill, Pete Hill, Rance Corley and Jonathan Leonard. Visitation will be 12 Noon until 1:00 PM at WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 615 794-2289

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Thursday, July 6, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Williamson Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service

3009 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN 37064

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Graveside Service

Thursday, July 6, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery

7931 McCrory Ln, Nashville, TN 37221

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