MOUNT VERNON — William W. “Bill” Abrams, 73, of Mount Vernon, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 1, 2011.
He was born Jan. 19, 1938, in Terre Haute, Ind., son of the late John and Eldora (Moorefield) Abrams. Bill retired from the former Chattanooga Glass Co. in Mount Vernon and was an Air Force veteran. He attended the West Hill Baptist Church in Wooster. Bill enjoyed bluegrass music and watching old Western movies.
Bill is survived by his wife, Shirley (Damron) Abrams; children, Nancy (Ernie) Gonzales of Las Vegas, Nev., Danny Goulding of Russellville, Ark., Ken (Candy) Goulding of Wilmington, Penny (Sam) Cornelius of Sharon, Pa., Rick (Georgette) Abrams of Melrose, Fla., and Cathie (Steve) Wallace of Mount Vernon; a stepdaughter, Chris (Tim) Rettig of Wooster; 24 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; brother, Bob (Mona) Abrams of Muncie, Ind.; and a sister, Linda (John) Patterson, Brownsburg, Ind.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his first wife, Nona D. (Twitchell) Abrams, on Feb. 23, 2005; and his stepfather, Roy Roberts.
The family will receive friends Friday, March 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, where funeral services will be held Saturday, March 5, at noon with Pastor Eric Fairhurst officiating. Inurnment will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.
Private condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of William W. “Bill” Abrams.