BEST, William Edwin "Bill" 88, of Daleville, VA, and formerly of Palm Harbor, went to be with the Lord Thursday, May 23, 2013. He was born Sept. 23, 1924 in Cleveland, Ohio, a son of Paul Butler and Muriel Purvis Best. Bill was a graduate of Ohio State University, a WWII veteran with the Army Air Force, and retired from General Electric with over 30 years of service. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Kathryn Best, and his brothers, Paul and Richard Best. Surviving are his children and their spouses, Mark and Susan Best of Chesterfield County, VA, Barbara and George Lambourne of Grand Haven, MI, and Luanne and David Schrader of Roanoke, VA; brother, John Best of Cincinnatti, OH; grandchildren, John, Jennifer, Scott, Katie and Kyle; great-grandchildren, Ava and Sebastian; nieces and nephews. A service will be conducted at 11 am, Tuesday, May 28, 2013 in the chapel of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Waynesboro, VA. Interment will follow with military honors. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Monday at McDow Funeral Home, Waynesboro, VA. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of ones's choice. Condolences may be shared at www.mcdowfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on May 26, 2013