William Clarke (Bill) Ambrose, Sr. age 75, of Smyrna passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 of natural causes. Born in California, Bill grew up in Winter Haven, Florida. Loving and devoted husband to Dorada, they were married 52 years. Bill is also survived by his son Clarke, daughter-in-law Lori and grandson Ryan of Lawrenceville. Daughter Valerie Poss and grandsons Clayton and Clarke of Dallas. Brother Harrison Ambrose and sister-in-law Katy of Knoxville, Tennessee and brothers James and Jeffrey Ambrose of Bradenton, Florida. Bill graduated from Georgia Tech as a Mechanical Engineer before serving in the Air Force. He was always an avid fan of the Yellow Jackets. After 30 years of service Bill retired from the Georgia Power Company in 1994. He will be deeply missed by family and friends. The family will host a visitation on Monday, October 14th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Carmichael Funeral Home, 2950 King St SE, Smyrna, GA 30080. 770-435-4467. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org.