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William Harold "Bill" Deskins
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Birth: Sep. 17, 1930
Richlands
Tazewell County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jul. 6, 2012
Hanover
York County
Pennsylvania, USA

William H. Deskins, of Hanover, passed away peacefully Friday, July 6, 2012. He was the husband of Kay E. (Williams) Deskins, his wife of 56 years.

Born September 17, 1930, in Richlands, Va., he was the son of the late William A. and Blanche (Shelton) Deskins.

Bill was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Korean War.

He was a member of the Blue Bird Society, an avid gardener, and bird lover. Bill was a wonderful husband and father of five children and loved by all who knew him.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are five children, Kim Slawter and husband, Mike of Frederick, MD, Jeff Deskins of Hanover, Scott Deskins and wife, Kathy of Adamstown, MD, Kelly Mathis and husband, David of Mt. Airy, MD, and Jamie Deskins and his fiancee, Marie Collier of Gaithersburg, MD; five granddaughters, Becky Rupp, Krisy Slawter, Stacey Mathis, Jessica Mathis, and Lexie Mathis; one great-granddaughter; and six siblings, Harry Deskins of Dayton, Ohio, Carl Deskins of Miamisburg, Ohio, Gwen Ohls of Springfield, Ohio, June Anweiler and Dorothy Whitehead, both of Austin, Texas, and Terry King of Auburn, CA.

He was preceded in death by three siblings, Lemuel Deskins, Frank Deskins, and Ruth Wade.

A funeral service will be held 1 p.m., July 10, 2012, at Murphy Funeral home, McSherrystown, with Pastor Brandan Hock officiating. Burial will follow in Annunciation Cemetery, McSherrystown. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Ashley Deskins (1902 - 1989)
  Blanche Viola Shelton Deskins (1904 - 1951)
 
 Siblings:
  Lemuel Volney Deskins (1923 - 2011)*
  Carlos Albert Deskins (1925 - 2013)*
  Ruth Elizabeth Deskins Wade (1927 - 1982)*
  William Harold Deskins (1930 - 2012)
  Gwendolyn Joyce Deskins Ohls (1932 - 2012)*
  D Franklin Deskins (1934 - 2011)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery
McSherrystown
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Maintained by: Sue Lapp
Originally Created by: Just another taphophile
Record added: Jul 07, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93205714
William Harold Bill Deskins
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William Harold Bill Deskins
Added by: Donald Pritchard Sr
 
William Harold Bill Deskins
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- Fay C. Leonard
 Added: Dec. 20, 2014

- Laura Kessler Hershey
 Added: Jul. 11, 2014
Was thinking of you and your family today. See you soon!
- Sue Lapp
 Added: Sep. 27, 2013
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