John William (Bill) Click of Rock Hill, SC, entered the presence of his Lord and Savior on Sept. 14, 2022, at the age of 86 after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ethel McKenzie Click and Eric Alger Click. Bill was born in Huntington, on April 22, 1936.
John graduated from Warren High School in 1954. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Ball State University, a Master of Science degree from Ohio University and the Doctor of Philosophy degree from The Ohio State University. Dr. Click was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. He served as lay leader on the local level as well as District Lay Leader and South Carolina Annual Conference delegate. He taught Sunday School, a Thursday night Bible Study and served on the board of the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate. From 1987 until his retirement in 2013, Dr. Click was chair of Winthrop University's Department of Mass Communication. Before coming to Winthrop, he taught at Ohio University, Central Michigan University and Louisiana State University. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dixie D. Brown Click, and sons Reid William Click of Washington, DC, and Kevin L. Click of Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
A celebration of life took place on Oct. 22, 2022, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2115 Celanese Road, Rock Hill, South Carolina. The Rev. Dr. Stephen Holler officiated. The family received friends at the church prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mike Culp Cancer Fund at Aldersgate UMC, 2115 Celanese Road, Rock Hill, SC 28732 or to the J. William Click Mass Communication Endowed Scholarship at Winthrop University, 701 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29733.
Greene Funeral Home assisted the family.