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William S. Montgomery


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William S. Montgomery Obituary
FORT WORTH -- William S. Montgomery, 95, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2016, after a long, happy and productive life.
Funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2016 in Greenwood Chapel. Entombment will be at Greenwood Mausoleum. Open visitation will be Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Greenwood. All are invited to a gathering of William's friends at Greenwood following the service.
William was born Oct. 16, 1920, to Fred and Lucille Montgomery in Longworth, Texas. He graduated from Roby High School in 1937 and from Texas Tech University in 1947. He was the oldest of five brothers all of whom graduated from Texas Tech University. All five brothers are veterans, including William who served in World War II. William was a lifelong supporter of the Red Raiders and joined his late wife, Lucile, in supporting the TCU Horned Frogs.
William began his professional career working for Wilson Packing Co. in Oklahoma City and then Omaha, Neb. He then worked for Acco Feeds, a division of Anderson Clayton Co. in Abilene. He then came to Fort Worth to work for Ralston Purina Co. In 1953, William was introduced to Lucile Trent by two of her co-workers at the Fort Worth and Denver Railroad. Lucile and William married in October 1954. Shortly after their marriage William and Lucile moved to North Carolina where they spent six years with his job at Ralston Purina Co. Throughout their lives, they stayed in contact with friends they made there.
They moved back to Fort Worth to be closer to family in Texas. William worked as Vice President for the correspondent banking department of First National Bank (now Bank of America) for many years. After his retirement he did some work for the American Bankers Association. He and Lucile lived in Fort Worth in the same home in the Tanglewood neighborhood for over 50 years.
William served for many years as a board member of Harris Methodist Hospital and also served on the finance committee of First United Methodist Church. Both William and Lucile were active members of the church.
William was preceded in death by his wife, Lucile; parents, Fred and Lucille Montgomery; brothers, Fred and Robert; and by Lucile's parents, Ruth and Walter Trent. Although Lucile and William had no children of their own, they loved both their families.
The family would like to thank the employees of Stonegate Nursing Center, Dr. Robert Kelly and Kindred Hospice for their care of William and Lucile in the last years of their lives.
Survivors include his brothers, Joseph Montgomery and his wife Eda, and Dudley Montgomery and his wife Patty; sister-in-law, Betty Montgomery; nieces, Melanie Damron and husband Tyler, Leslie Przybyzewski and husband Joe, Ann Tietyen and husband Joe, Cecile Montgomery, Cynthia Montgomery and Amy Miller and husband Trey; and special friends, Barbara Campbell and Don Cassidy and Linda and Don Smith.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish to may make a donation to First United Methodist Church or First United Methodist Church Mission or Foundation.
Published in Sweetwater Reporter on May 24, 2016
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