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William Best Obituary

William Edwin "Bill" Best William Edwin "Bill" Best, 88, of Daleville, and formerly of Waynesboro, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Carilion Memorial Hospital, Roanoke. He was born on September 23, 1924, in Cleveland, Ohio, a son of Paul Butler and Muriel Purvis Best. Bill was a longtime member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. He was a graduate of Ohio State University. A World War II veteran with the Army Air Force, he retired from General Electric with over 30 years of service. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Kathryn Best; and brothers, Paul and Richard. Surviving are his children and their spouses, Mark and Susan Best of Chesterfield County, Barbara and George Lambourne of Grand Haven, Michigan, and Luanne and David Schrader of Roanoke; brother, John Best of Cincinnati; grandchildren, John Best, Jennifer Lynn and husband, Jeff, Scott Lambourne, Katie Molen and husband, Dan, and Kyle Schrader and wife, Blake; great-grandchildren, Ava and Sebastian; and nieces and nephews. A service will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2013, in the chapel of Westminster Presbyterian Church by the Reverend David Rochford and the Reverend James Young. Interment will follow in Augusta Memorial Park with honors conducted by the Stuarts Draft VFW Post #9339. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday, May 27, 2013, at McDow Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice. Condolences may be shared at


This obituary was originally published in the News Virginian.
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Published online on May 25, 2013 courtesy of News Virginian.

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