Chadwick served 40 years in Chilton

Published 8:29 pm Thursday, July 9, 2009

Dr. William Chadwick served the Clanton community as a chiropractor for 40 years before his death Wednesday at age 75.

Dr. Chadwick first practiced here in 1969 and was also a longtime resident of Clanton.

“He was a giver, almost to a point where he could be taken advantage of,” Glen Graham, Chadwick’s son-in-law, said Thursday. “He was always offering to give me adjustments.”

Graham described his father-in-law as a good, moral man who freely shared his faith as well as his opinions.

“If you knew Dr. Chadwick, he was a unique individual. Once you met him, you wouldn’t forget him,” he said. “He lived life his own way and he had strong opinions, and he shared them with anyone who would listen.”

Dr. Chadwick loved knives, guns and motorcycles, although he didn’t own a motorcycle in the last years of his life. He was proud of his family and loved his country.

“He wanted his country to be based on the Constitution it was founded on,” Graham said.

Of course, the doctor was also known for his sense of humor and could always come up with the right joke for any situation.

“He always loved a good joke. He had hundreds in his repertoire through the years, I suppose,” Graham said.

Chadwick was a graduate of Phillips High School in Birmingham. He went on to attend Southeastern Bible College, and Logan Chiropractic College in St. Louis, Mo.

He was an active, longtime member of Dominion Baptist Church in Birmingham.

Funeral services are set for Saturday, July 11 at 2 p.m. at West End Baptist Church.

Visitation will be Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home.