F.W. "Bill" Granger

F.W. "Bill" Granger, 77, of Homeworth, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in his home surrounded by his family.

He was born Nov. 22, 1935, in Hookstown, Pa., to Ross and Opal (Kelly) Granger. He retired as a journeyman electrician and superintendant for Morgan Engineering in Alliance. He was a 1953 graduate of Minerva High School and loved motorcycles, playing music and traveling.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley (Thomas) Granger, whom he married Aug. 20, 1954; three daughters, Kay Monter of Robertsville, Kelly (Jim) Casler of Minerva, and Michelle (Michael) Thrift-Granger of Lonoke, Ark.; son, Michael Granger of Minerva; two sisters, Hazel Walker of Minerva, and Regina Mowder of Minerva; and brother, Lloyd Granger of Carrollton; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by a brother, Dean Granger; and a grandson.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Dec. 12, 11 a.m., in the Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva with Chaplain Larry Karlen officiating. Burial will be in Moultrie Chapel Cemetery. Those unable to attend may sign the online guest book at www.gotschallfuneralhome.com. Memorial donations may be made to Mercy Hospice.

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