RAND, William Verser "Button," age 91, of Crewe, passed away Monday, July 1, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife, Noma Strawser Rand; parents, Helen Verser and Erving H. Rand Sr.; sister, Blanchard Rand Foote; and brother, Erving H. "Sally" Rand Jr. He is survived by his daughter, Kay and husband, Daniel Dickerson, of Millersville, Md.; four grandchildren, Jonathan Rand Dickerson, Katherine Leah Dickerson, Kelly and husband, Danny Stauffer, Michael and wife, Tamuna Dickerson; and four great-grandchildren. Mr. Rand was a WWII U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, who flew 34 missions over Germany as an Engineer Gunner on a B24 Liberator. He was awarded the Air Medal with Four Oak Leaf Clusters and the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service. He was a member of Crewe VFW Post #7819 and the Burkeville Ruritan Club. He retired from Southside Electric Cooperative after a long career and was a member of Wards Chapel United Methodist Church. Visitation with family and friends will be held 7 to 8:30 p.m. on his 92nd birthday, Friday, July 5, 2013 at Jennings-McMillian Funeral Home, Crewe. Funeral services will be held 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at Wards Chapel United Methodist Church, Crewe; interment to follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wards Chapel United Methodist Church Building Fund or charity of your choice.
This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.