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Obituary: Willie Old

Obituary: Willie Old

September 7th, 2013 in Obituaries

Willie "Bill" Old, 83, of Hartsburg, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2013, at Ashland Healthcare Center. Willie was born March 24, 1930, in Hartsburg, the son of Owen and Effie Blythe Old. He married Rosemary Walker in March of 1950. He later married Daphne Schnieder Nichols on June 17, 1983, who survives. He worked for Smarr's Construction before retiring from University Hospital as a carpenter. He was a farmer all of his life and was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and the Carpenter's Union. Survivors include his wife, Daphne of Hartsburg; one daughter, Karen Smith and her husband John Pat of Hartsburg; two grandsons, Michael Joe (Melissa) Smith and Craig Allen (Lori) Smith; five grandchildren, Gus, Charlie, Evie, Cooper, and Carter. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Nana Fern Old. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2013, from 4-8 p.m., at the Robinson Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 9, 2013, at 11 a.m., at Mount Pleasant Church, with burial following in Mt. Pleasant cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to Mt. Pleasant Church.