Willis Jefferson “Bill” Moffitt

Laurel, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA
Death 16 Jun 2006 (aged 88)
Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
Burial Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
Memorial ID 124798995 · View Source
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Willis (Bill) Jefferson Moffitt, beloved husband and father, died June 16, 2006, in Prescott. He was born in Laurel, Mont., on April 8, 1918. He died at home with his wife Betty of 65 years and his children, Billie Jean King and Randy Moffitt, at his side. Bill was 88 years old. He lived his early life in Livingston, Mont., and moved to Long Beach, Calif., at the age of 13. He graduated from Long Beach Poly High School and attended Long Beach City College. He played varsity basketball at both schools.

Bill was a fire fighter (engineer) on the Long Beach Fire Department for 35 years until his retirement from active duty on December 31, 1977. He served in World War II in the Navy as a Chief specialist A. He was a Mason of California (Long Beach Lodge # 327). After retirement, he scouted for the Milwaukee Brewers and was president of the Long Beach Connie Mack League for two years.

Bill is survived by wife Betty Moffitt; daughter Billie Jean King; son Randall J. Moffitt; grandchildren, Miranda (Russell Harrah) and Alysha (James Gosse); great-grandchild Evan James Harrah; sister-in-law Patricia Moffitt; cousin Hal Thompson; and many nieces and nephews.

A private ceremony will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bill's name to the Hospice Family Foundation, 100 East Sheldon, Suite 100, Prescott, AZ 86301. Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

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  • Created by: Pat McArron
  • Added: 7 Feb 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 124798995
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Willis Jefferson “Bill” Moffitt (8 Apr 1918–16 Jun 2006), Find a Grave Memorial no. 124798995, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Pat McArron (contributor 47348594) .