The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Obituaries

April 20, 2014

William ‘Bill’ F. Haynie

Packard retiree served in Vienna church, community

- — William “Bill” F. Haynie of Vienna entered eternal peace at 11:10 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at home and surrounded by the love of his family, following a brief illness. He was 72.

Bill was born Dec. 8, 1941, in Masury, a son to Abraham and Laurabelle (Rickert) Haynie.

A 1959 graduate of Brookfield High School, he furthered his education at the University of Virginia and what was then Youngstown University, where he studied business administration.

He married the love of his life, Georgia Gray, on Aug. 22, 1964, and together they started a family.

Self was forgotten the day that Bill left his home to defend our country’s freedom when he enlisted in the Army. His assignment was in the U.S. Special Intelligence Security Agency, serving stateside as well as in Korea, achieving the rank of sergeant.

Following his honorable discharge, he supported his family working as a supervisor at the Packard Electric Warren Plant of General Motors for 28 years before his retirement.

Bill was a member of Vienna United Methodist Church, where he served as trustee, youth advisor and on numerous committees. He was raised as a Master Mason in 1971 by Western Star No. 21, Free and Accepted Masons, Youngstown; a charter member of Copper Penny No. 778, F&AM, Vienna, where he was founding member of the Copper Penny Scholarship Fund; a Aut Mori Grotto member; served as co-director of the Vienna Food Pantry for 10 years; co-founded Vienna Community Park and baseball fields; and an IUE CWA No. 717 member.

Together with his wife, they were the 2001 recipients of the Big Brother/Big Sister of the Year award.

In his spare time, he was an avid street rod enthusiast, restored numerous automobiles and traveled extensively to car shows and rod runs with close friends; entertained many hospitalized children and nursing home residents as a Grotto clown; and prepared and served swiss steak dinners to the public for more than 20 years to help raise funds for his church.

He was a devoted husband to his beloved Georgia and proud father to his children, Michelle Lynn Johnson and her husband Jeffrey, Boulder, Colo., and Brent William Haynie and his wife Letizia, Durham, N.C. He adored his grandchildren, Michiko Haynie, Calder William Haynie, Evelyn Johnson and Annika Johnson; and respected his sisters, Shirley VanSlyke, Masury; and Flora Smith, Brookfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and by his sister, Rose Moffett.

Due to allergies, the family has requested that no flowers be sent or that those attending wear no cologne or perfume.

Material contributions can be made to Copper Penny Lodge, P.O. Box 551, Brookfield, OH 44403; or to Hospice of the Valley, 5000 E. Market Street, Warren, Ohio 44484.

HAYNIE

William, 72, Vienna.

Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday (4-22-14) with Masonic service and 10 a.m. to time of service Wednesday (4-23-14) in Vienna United Methodist Church.

Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the church

Burial: Brookfield Township Cemetery.

Arrangements by DANIEL BRICELAND OF BRICELAND FUNERAL SERVICE, LLC, Brookfield. (330-509-3135)

 

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