William Gothard

William R. Gothard
William Bill R. Gothard, 77, of Court Street, Union Hill, Franklin Township, died suddenly in Lehighton, Tuesday morning, November 27, 2012. He was the husband of Jean L. (Roth) Gothard since Aug 6, 1955. Born in Barboursville, WV, he was a son of the late Wm Ralph and Hattie Eva (Ruley) Gothard. Bill worked as dispatcher for GTS Trucking Co., Bath, for five years. Previously, he worked as terminal manager and safety officer for IDC Trucking Co., Wilkes-Barre, and Lehighton, for over 24 years. Currently, after retirment he worked for the Lehighton Bakery. Bill attended Christ Evangelical Free Church, Mahoning Valley. He served in the US Navy, Korea, and achieved rank of cpo. Bill enjoyed singing in the Freemen Quartet, and the Joyful Noise Group. Survivors: Wife; daughters, Carol wife of Scott A. Serfass of Palmerton, Patricia Besz of West Pittston, Luzerne County, Jennifer A. Gothard-Brownmiller of Lehighton; son, William A. and wife Pamela of Lehighton; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Jean Beck of E. Lansing, MI. He was predeceased by a brother, Robert. Services: 11 a.m., Friday, Christ Evangelical Free Church, 2420 Blakeslee Blvd., PA Route 443 West, Lehighton, PA 18235. Call, 9 to 11 a.m., Friday in church. Interment with Military Honors, Church Cemetery, Mahoning Township. Arrangements, Miller Funeral Home, Lehighton. Online Condolences: www.schislerfuneralhomes.com. Contributions: Church Memorial Fund.

Funeral Home

Miller Funeral Home Inc.
137 FAIRVIEW ST Lehighton, PA 18235-2812
610 377 1153

Published in Morning Call on Nov. 29, 2012