William Thomas Hartley Sr.
William Thomas "Bill" Hartley Sr., 82, of Chapel Hill, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday morning, Oct. 22, 2014, in Columbia.
Mr. Hartley was born in Williamson County, and was a son of the late Leonard Palford Hartley and Alta Mae Hartley Dyer Parchman. He served his country in the United States Army and retired as a Sgt. 1st Class after 21 years of service, serving during both the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. Mr. Hartley received many commendations during his military career, including the Silver Star.
After retirement from his military career, Mr. Hartley worked in the civilian sector, and later retired from the former Heil-Quaker Corp. of Lewisburg. He was a member of the Chapel Hill Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11122 and the Chapel Hill Coffee Club. He loved to play Rook, collect knives and coins, and spend time fishing. He was an avid NASCAR fan. Mr. Hartley was a member of the Chapel Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Duke Dyer.
Mr. Hartley is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Thelma Hartley of Chapel Hill; children, Pamela Diane (Chris) White of Chapel Hill, Patricia Ann (Donnie) Glasscock of Lewisburg, Connie Lynn (Clay) Pettit of Belfast, Cheryl Denise (Gary) Mangrum of Lewisburg, William Thomas (Laurie) Hartley Jr. of the Laws Hill Community, and Johnny Dale (Stacey) Hartley Sr. of Chapel Hill; grandchildren, Stephanie (Will) Barron, Candi Glasscock, William T. (Jenny) Hartley III, Elizabeth (Tim) Cook, Staff Sgt. Christopher (Nacole) Hartley Sr., Amanda Hartley, Johnny (Carrie) Hartley Jr., AZAN Brian Hartley, Matthew Mangrum, Samuel Hartley, and Cameron Hartley; 14 great-grandchildren; and a niece, Wanda (Frankie) Scott.
Family members will receive friends from 4 until 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Lawrence Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Bro. Michael Davenport officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Reed-Walker Cemetery near Chapel Hill.
William Hartley Jr., Johnny Dale Hartley Sr., Gary Mangrum, Clay Pettit, Samuel Hartley, and Will Barron will serve as active pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers will be grandchildren and great-grandchildren, the Chapel Hill Coffee Club, members of Chapel Hill VFW Post 11122, Donnie Glasscock, Chris White, Lamar Leonard, Doug Kincaid and Frankie Scott.
In honor of Mr. Hartley's military service, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org).
Lawrence Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapel Hill, in charge of arrangements.