|Birth: ||Dec. 23, 1936|
|Death: ||Jun. 26, 2011|
H/o Shirley M. Rhinard
This obituary is from the Tuesday, June 28, 2011 edition of the Press Enterprise.
William Arthur Avery Jr.
Avid NASCAR fan enjoyed the outdoors
William Arthur Avery Jr., 74, of Savage Hill Road, Orangeville, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2011, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. He had been in failing health for the past six months.
Born Dec. 23, 1936, in Millville, he was a son of the late William Sr. and Irma Musselman Avery.
He graduated from Millville High School in 1955.
Bill was first employed by William F. Sutter Construction. In 1961, he went to work for S.H. Evert and later Bloom Penn as a construction superintendent. In addition to construction, he farmed for over 20 years.
He was an avid NASCAR race fan. He enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with his family.
He attended the Jonestown Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Ray L. Avery, and by a stepbrother, Clyde Watts.
Bill is survived by his loving and devoted wife, the former Shirley M. Rhinard, with whom he celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary on June 21. He is also survived by his children: William Avery IV (Melissa), Scranton; Kathy Bowman (Donald), Bloomsburg; Gerald Avery (Jill), Fairmount Springs; and Arnold Avery (Karen), Orangeville; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Avery, Salisbury, N.C.; three sisters: Darlene "Dolly" Sellers, Marie "Peachy" and husband, Jim Reynolds, both of Millville, and Shirley and husband, Harry Farlow, Bloomsburg; stepsister, Doris Poole, South Williamsport, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Wednesday, June 29, from 10-11 a.m. at the McMichael Funeral Home Inc., 4394 Red Rock Road, Benton. His funeral service will begin at 11 Wednesday morning, following the visitation hour at the funeral home. The Rev. Darwin Goshorn will officiate. Interment will be in St. James Cemetery, Fishing Creek Township.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Jonestown United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, c/o Shirley Good, 214 Winding Road, Orangeville, PA 17859.
William (Bill) Arthur Avery (1914 - 1997)
Irma Marie Musselman Avery (1912 - 1961)
William Arthur Avery (1936 - 2011)
Ray Lee Avery (1939 - 2011)*
Married June 21, 1958
Saint James United Church of Christ Cemetery
Created by: Rich Stackhouse
Record added: Jun 28, 2011
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