Obituary of William Blake Hallman
William B. Hallman, of Summerville, South Carolina, husband of Teresa Lee (Freshwater) Hallman, died Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Bill was born December 25, 1934, in Chattanooga, Tennessee and moved to Charleston, SC as a child. Bill loved working in television and radio with several stations in the Charleston market including WOKE, WCSC, WTMA stations. He was the Voice of the Summerville Green Wave for 30 years broadcasting play-by-play on the radio, along with producing The Coach’s Show with John McKissick for many years. He also enjoyed broadcasting the basketball games from the College of Charleston under Coaches Alan LeForce and John Kress. As the Sports Information Director at The Citadel under Coach Eddie Teague, Bill felt it was a high point in his career. He followed that with the Charleston Pirates baseball team. He was active in the community, presiding over the North Charleston Jaycees, the Charleston Sertoma Club, and his early work with the Charleston Chamber of Commerce. He had been active in the Charleston Kennel Club and the English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association. He was one of the principals in the Hallman II advertising agency and owned a radio station in North Carolina.
Bill is survived by his wife Terri, his brother Thomas L. Hallman, PhD (Susan) of Aiken, SC, daughters Nancy H. Chodzin of Washington state and Merrill H. Chapman (John) of Mount Pleasant, and sons William Blake Hallman, Jr. (Liesl) of Charleston and Chad M. Winn (Milissia) of Holly Hill. Bill has several grandchildren – Kierstin Miska (Nathan) and Aaron Winn of Summerville, Susannah and Mercedes Hallman of Charleston, SC; and two great-grandchildren Ellie Beth and Lucille Dawn Miska of Holly Hill, SC.
Bill will be remembered for his love of broadcasting, sailing, traveling, sports and his English Springer Spaniels – Emory, Morgan, and Fiddle. Memorials may be made in honor of Mr. Hallman to the Charleston Animal Society. To share memories, friends and family are invited to gather at his daughter Merrill’s home for a Celebration of his Life on October 16 at 12pm at 1131 Harborgate Dr. In Mount Pleasant, SC.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of William Hallman, please visit Tribute Store