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Corp William J "Bill" Adney
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Birth: Mar. 6, 1927
Codington County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Aug. 28, 2006
Brown County
South Dakota, USA

William J. "Bill" Adney served in the military in Korea in the 25th Division 35th Regiment from 1950 to 1951. Earlier, in 1946, he was in Gen. Mac Arthur's honor guard and was the only person from South Dakota to be in that honor guard.

After serving his country, he returned to South Dakota to become a teacher and outstanding coach, his team winning a first-time state championship and many conference and regional titles. It was no surprise when he was voted best teacher and coach. He ended his teaching career in Selby, where he lived until his health failed.

Adney died Monday, Aug. 28, 2006, at the Aberdeen Living Center in Aberdeen at the age of 79.

He was born March 6, 1927, in Watertown to Joseph and Lucille (Farmer) Adney.

After returning from military service, he attended and graduated from Yankton College and taught school and coached basketball and track for many years. His first teaching position was in Interior, S.D., and he served as Executive of the Badlands Conference.

He continued coaching and teaching at Highmore, and Timber Lake, his third school. It was there that he said he most enjoyed himself and "had a great time there." He served as a Squadron Leader of Civil Air Patrol, Executive of the Little Moreau Conference and led his teams to their first state championship in cross country along with many other conference and regional championships.

He later moved to Herreid and taught English and Drivers Education for 14 years, serving as Executive of the Yellowstone Trail Conference.

He was elected as Aberdeen Relay Honorary Chairman, was a member of the Selby Golf Club, VFW, and American Legion. He was a basketball fanatic, wrote sports articles, was an avid golfer, and enjoyed hunting and bowling.

Survivors are nieces and nephews, Joe Jr., William, Barbara, Robert, Patricia, Janet Thomas and Donna; sisters-in-law, La Von Adney and Elga Adney; and a good friend, Anna Mae Reede of Selby.

His parents and two brothers, Joseph and Robert, preceded him in death.

Funeral services for Bill were Thursday, Aug. 31, at Kesling Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Susan Carr officiating. Burial was Friday, Sept. 1, in the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

Mobridge Tribune September 6, 2006

Bio courtesy of *In memory of Scott"
Pis(c) Courtesy of *In memory of Scott*
and *Sharon Stanek Olson*

Black Hills National Cemetery
Meade County
South Dakota, USA
Plot: O_186
Maintained by: Beth
Originally Created by: In memory of Scott
Record added: Aug 29, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15543174
Corp William J Bill Adney
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Corp William J Bill Adney
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Corp William J Bill Adney
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