YORK Ezekiel Way, Sr., 89, entered into rest on Saturday at his home with his loving family at his side. Ezekiel was the husband of Jean (Walker) Way. Ezekiel was born in Bamberg, S.C., on August 7, 1923 to the late Isaac and Lila (Williams) Way. He was educated in the Bamberg County School System; after graduating he entered the United States Army where he received the Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, and World War II Victory Medal. Ezekiel retired from Hershey Company (Peter Paul Cadbury) after 20 years of service; he was also employed with CertainTeed Roofing, Memorial Hospital, Yorktowne Hotel and McCrory's. Ezekiel enjoyed gardening, football and was a baseball fan. In addition to his loving wife, Ezekiel leaves to cherish his memory, three sons,, Donald Way wife (Linda), Jerry Way and Steve Way; three daughters, Grovalyn Way, Sheila Banks and Julia Kirk husband Sylvan; 15 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Isaac, Hezekiah, James and Timothy Way; four sisters, Nesher Sexton-Chapman, Mattie Townson, Erome Glover and Zyola Way; and a daughter, Lynnette Way. A viewing will be held Thursday at Boulding Mortuary Inc., 471 Madison Avenue, York from 9 to 11 a.m. with services immediately following at 11 a.m. with Elder Carlos Banks of Prospect Congregation Kingdom Hall Jehovah Witness, officiating. Burial will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Boulding Mortuary Inc. is handling arrangements. www.bouldingmortuaryinc.com
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Jan. 22, 2013