|Birth: ||Oct. 16, 1922|
|Death: ||Sep. 8, 2005|
William J. (Bill) Lnenicka, died September 8, 2005, of complications from colon cancer.
Bill, the son of Joseph W. and Lula M. (Votruba) Lnenicka, was born October 16, 1922 in Nebraska. Bill was raised on a farm during the Great Depression years.
He served in WW II, first as a Private in the Army Infantry, later as a Lieutenant in the Signal Corps. He served in the Philippine Islands. He retired in 1982 from the U.S. Army Reserves as a Colonel, earning the Legion of Merit and numerous awards and decorations in his career.
Bill received a BS Degree from the University of Nebraska, a MS Degree from Kansas State University, and a PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology, all in Civil Engineering. He served on the engineering faculty at each of these universities, and also at the University of Oklahoma and Louisiana State University. He retired in 1987 as the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Georgia Tech.
During his career Bill worked as a consultant for several companies and helped form Vinings Chemical Company. He designed many microwave and television towers in the mid West. He helped design the wing structure for the Lockheed C-141 Starlifter plane.
In 1999 Bill helped form the Veterans Memorial Association of Smyrna, Georgia, Inc., and served as President until his death. This group raised the funds, designed and built the 20th Century Cobb County Veterans Memorial and donated it to the City of Smyrna as Veterans Memorial Park in the renovated downtown Village Green.
Survivors include his wife, Georgia; son, Wade Lnenicka (Robin); daughter, Susan Johnston; granddaughters, Ashley and Shannon Johnston; and sister, Wilma Dotson of Chadron, Nebraska.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Friends of the Smyrna Library, 100 Village Green Circle, Smyrna, GA 30080, for purchase of Books and materials in support of the Veterans Memorial adjacent to the Smyrna Library. The family will receive visitors at Carmichael Funeral Home in Smyrna, GA on Saturday, September 10, from 3 until 5 PM.
Georgia National Cemetery
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