WALHONDING — William Floyd “Bill” Morningstar, 66, of Walhonding, passed away Jan. 23, 2012, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
He was born March 19, 1945, in Walhonding to the late Jacob and Arzula (Wilson) Morningstar.
Bill graduated from Howard High School in 1963. He retired from Ogelbay Norton Industrial Sands after 41.5 years. He loved spending time with his family, the outdoors and his loving pet “Little Skippy.”
Survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Betty (Darling) Morningstar; three loving daughters, Debra Sue (Phillip) Bice of Dresden, Marilyn Jo (Timothy) Wells of Mount Vernon, Diana Rae (John) Burwell Sr. of Walhonding; eight grandchildren, Michael (Erin) Carr of Mount Vernon, Craig and Steven Carr of Mount Vernon, Kelsey Wrather of Flintridge, Mickinzie Wrather of Dresden, Johnny, Josie and Jadelyn Burwell of Walhonding; a great-grandson, Gabriel Carr of Mount Vernon; brother, Richard (Vi) Morningstar of North Fort Myers, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Bill was preceded in death by an infant child; three brothers, Jacob, Merle and Robert Morningstar; and two sisters, June Dial and May Dickerson.
Family will observe private burial in Mount Zion Cemetery near Bladensburg. The Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home in Bladensburg is handling the funeral arrangements for the Morningstar family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon.
When I am dead
Cry for me a little
Think of me sometimes
But not too much.
Think of me now and again
As I was in life
At some moments it's pleasant to recall
But not for long.
Leave me in peace
And I shall leave you in peace
And while you live
Let your thoughts be with the living.
To express a condolence or share a memory with the Morningstar family, visit www.dilleylasater.com