Messmore, William E
WOOSTER William E. Messmore, 70, of Wooster, died Tuesday, April 20, 2004, at Wooster Community Hospital.
Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Moreland United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Robert Stull officiating. Burial will be at Moreland Cemetery.
Friends will be received one hour prior to the services at the church.
Arrangements are being handled by McIntire, Davis & Green Funeral Home in Wooster.
Those who wish may make contributions to Wooster Township Fire Department, 1917 Millersburg Road, Wooster 44691.
He was born Jan. 7, 1934, in Wayne County to K. Wayne and Anna (Calhoun) Messmore and married Sheila Dunkley on Oct. 10, 1957, in Leicester, England. She survives.
He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as USA Ordinance Depot Military Police.
He had worked for Sprosty Bag, the Pepsi Co., Wooster Lumber and retired in 1987 from the Ohio Agriculture Research and Development Center, after 23 1/2 years in the research operations department.
He was a member of Moreland United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 68 Color Guard, where he was post commander from 1981-82 and Wooster Township Volunteer Fire Department. He was the grounds keeper for the Wooster Lumber softball team and was an umpire. He enjoyed garden tractor pulling, woodworking, restoring antique furniture, playing cards and traveling.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Lita Sue (Steven) Cholley of Wooster; and a granddaughter, Stephanie Cholley.
[Source: The Daily Record (Wooster) Obituaries, April 21, 2004]