PORTMSOUTH – William R. Dials (Billy Ray) – 85, of Portsmouth, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014. Bill was born January 16, 1929, in Portsmouth, Ohio, to the late Charles and Opal Dials. He worked for USEC as an operator, foreman and coordinator for 38 years. He retired in 1992. He served in the U.S. Army from 1948 to 1952.
Along with his parents, his infant sister Joyce-Coleen, and his brother Doug, Bill was preceded in death by his daughters, Theresa Dials and Ursula Pruitt; and grandsons, Charlie Dials, and Justin Stowers.
Bill is survived by his wife, Lotte; his son Doug of Lake City, Florida; daughters Rosita (Rose) Hansen of Cornelius, North Carolina, Dagmar (DeeDee) Rolen of Roanoke, Virginia, Ingrid Stowers of Portsmouth, Ohio; brothers, Phil and David; sister, Betty Ruth Humble; grandsons, Jason, Brandon, Ryan, Joey; granddaughter, Kayla; great-grandson, Sam Gibson; great-granddaughters, Alaina Stowers, Charleigh and Ava Dials.
The family will receive friends at the F.C. Daehler Mortuary, 915 Ninth Street, Portsmouth, Ohio, on Friday, January 31, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Ralph Clay officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Burial Park in Wheelersburg, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Lake Norman, 705 Griffith Street, #203, Davidson, NC 28036