William P. "Bill" Hidey

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William "Bill" Page Hidey, 91, formerly of Woodlawn, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014.

Born in Woodlawn, he was the son of the late Page Hamilton and Esther Marie Hidey.

He was drafted into the Army in 1943 and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1945 at Ft. Meade. During this service, he was a technician fifth grade, with Company H, 2nd Battalion, Headquarters and Service Group. He chauffeured General Douglas MacArthur and his wife in Japan; and chauffeured Admiral Chester W. Nimetz to the USS Missouri for the formal surrender of Japan. Upon arrival, Admiral Nimetz invited him to board the ship and witness the surrender.

Back in Woodlawn, he was a farmer; and before WWII, he sold farm produce off a pony wagon. He had a farm in Woodlawn and in Marston, known as Gypsy Hill. He sold his farm produce as well as other goods through his business Bill's Rolling Market. He leaves behind many friends and associates from his business days in Woodlawn and Carroll County.

Surviving are a sister, Margaret Jean Hidey; a brother-in-law, Aubrey DeWitt Maring; and nephew and niece Mark and Melanie Maring.

He was predeceased by a sister, Ruth Ellen Maring; and a nephew, Michael Maring.

Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Burrier-Queen Funeral Home & Crematory, 1212 West Old Liberty Road, Winfield.

A committal service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday April 5, at Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel. He will be interred with his parents.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Online condolences may be offered at www.burrier-queen.com.

Sign this guest book online at www.carrollcountytimes.com.


Funeral Home
Burrier-Queen Funeral Directors, P.A.
1212 W. Old Liberty Road
Sykesville, MD 21784
Published in Carroll County Times on Mar. 27, 2014
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