William S. Despain, 91, passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Tampa, Fla.
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He was born in Summersville. William was a World War II veteran having served in the U.S. Coast Guard. His legacy is the impact that he made on family and friends throughout his life and he will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Powell Despain; two brothers and one sister.
He is survived by a son, Allen Despain of Plant City, Fla.; a daughter, Cindy Edwards of Orlando; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A graveside memorial service is at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Hardin Memorial Park in Elizabethtown.
Published in The News-Enterprise on Jan. 17, 2013