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William "Bill" Wight

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Photo William "Bill" Wight Bill Wight, a respected major league pitcher, and scout with the Atlanta Braves for 32 years, passed away on May 17th while on vacation at Mt. Shasta, CA, at the age of 85 years. Born in Rio Vista, CA, he grew up in Oakland, CA. Bill was drafted by the well known scout, Joe Devine, of the Yankees, while he was still a junior in high school. His pitching career spanned 12 years in the majors, and he continued his career in baseball with scouting until he retired at age 76. Bill is survived by his wife of 65 years, Janice; son, Larry Wight and wife, Bettie; grandson, Bill Wight and wife, Alison; granddaughter, Susan Walters and husband, Bill; and dear friend, Bob Cavalier. Bill was very excited about the coming arrival of a great grandson. His wit, humor, and gentle nature will be greatly missed. Family and friends are invited to the Memorial Service on Saturday, May 26, 2007 at 2:00 PM at EAST LAWN MORTUARY, 5757 Greenback Lane, Sacramento, CA 95841. Interment will be at East Lawn Sierra Hills Memorial Park.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle from May 24 to May 25, 2007
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