William "Bill" Earl Carnell, 84, of Scottsdale, AZ, passed peacefully on September 28, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. Bill was born November 16, 1933 in Miami, AZ to Aaron and Gladys (Harper) Carnell. He is survived by his wife Ann, daughter Kathy McDonald, step-daughters Pam Edgerton and Christy Baker, six grandchildren, Damian (Deborah), Reece, Alyssa Watkins; Megan, William and Chloe McDonald, and two nieces, Gretchen and Kristy. Preceded in death were his parents, sister Catherine Schmich, and son William "Billy" Carnell Jr.
He was a proud graduate of The University of Arizona and Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and supported the Wildcats throughout his life. He followed his father's footsteps and opened his own CPA firm in 1963 and maintained his practice throughout 2017.
A Memorial Service will be held at Messinger Mortuary Chapel, 7601 E. Indian School Rd., Scottsdale, AZ on Saturday, October 13th at 11:00 am. Burial services will be held privately. Donations may be made to Arizona Wildcat Club and Hospice of the Valley.