SMYRNA - William B. Rife Sr., 72, of Smyrna, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at Delaware Home & Hospital for the Chronically Ill, Smyrna. He was born on Dec. 25, 1938, in Delbarton, W.Va., to Waldon Rife and Pearl Evans Staats. He was an electrician at the National Cup Co. for 18 years. He enjoyed his Dodgers baseball team. He is survived by wife of 46 years, Ureita Rife of Dover; son, William B. Rife Jr. of Hartly; son, Gregory A. Rife of Clayton; daughter, Sheila Blake of Camden; daughter, Julie A. Nagle of Felton; brother, Erman James Rife of Harrington; sister, Darlene Biron of Dover; and eight grandchildren. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at the Trader Funeral Home in Dover. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to Trader Funeral Home, 12 Lotus Street, Dover, DE 19901.
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Published in NewsZapDE on Feb. 10, 2011