Albert William (Bill) Halfhill, Jr., 91, husband of Jeanette Wright Halfhill, entered Heavens' gates Sunday, May 4, 2014.
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Bill, a native of Parkersburg, West Virginia was the oldest son of the late Albert William Halfhill, Sr. and the late Mildred Memel Halfhill. He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Halfhill. Bill was a senior in Parkersburg High School when Pearl Harbor was bombed. He and three buddies left immediately to serve their country. His dream of becoming a pilot was fulfilled when he became a B-24 bomber pilot in the Army Air Corp in WWII. He served in the 8th Air Corp, 448th Bombardment Group, 715th Bomb Squadron. After serving his country with honor, he came home and graduated from West Virginia University. He was a member of Winder Wesleyan Church. He retired from Johns-Manville as Plant Manager in 1982. He was very active in the Winder Community, serving as President of the Kiwanis Club and Chamber of Commerce.
Survivors in addition to his wife, include: brother, Tom Halfhill of Kitty Hawke, NC; children, Steven (Mary) Halfhill of Springfield, VA, Dwain (Nadine) Wright of Tignall, GA, Cathy Wright Jones of Hiram, Pam (Tim) Broach of Monroe; thirteen grandchildren, Mark Halfhill, Anne (Matt) Indrisono, John (Heather) Halfhill of Springfield, VA, Matthew (Katie) Halfhill of Centreville, VA, Meghan Halfhill of Springfield, VA, Nathan Wright of Athens, Amber (Matt) Nelson of Madison, AL, Steven (Erica) Anderson of Veatavia Hills, AL, Jason Anderson of Kennesaw, Chris Jones of Hiram, Heather Broach, Holly Broach and Haley Broach of Monroe; five great grandchildren, Brennan, Colin, Jack and Luke Halfhill of Springfield, VA, and Luke Nelson of Madison, AL.
Visitation will be held 5 – 8 p.m. Friday, May 9 and funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10 at Carter's Funeral Home in Winder.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Winder Wesleyan Church of the Gideon's International.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Carter Funeral Home
265 Highway 211 NW Winder, GA 30680
Published in BarrowCountyNews on May 6, 2014