BELMONT - William J. Phifer, 87, died Oct. 11, 2012, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
He was a native of Gaston County, son of the late George Douglas Phifer and Blanche Morrow Phifer.
A service to celebrate Mr. Phifer's life will be held 2 p.m. Sunday in Mausoleum A at Gaston Memorial Park with Pastor John Stanley officiating.
William was the owner and operator of Diversified Specialties, Inc. in Belmont and a US Army WWII
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Dorothy Wiggins Phifer; nephews, Kevin Spittle, Doug Phifer; nieces, Lynn Leonard, Vanessa Webb; best friends and caregivers, Betty Hoyle and Kim Arrowood; his special companion, his dog Prissy.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054.
Condolences may be sent to www.mcleanfuneral.com.
McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the Phifer family.