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William Presley Gill
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Obituary for William Presley Gill

William Presley Gill, 80, of Luray, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018 at his home.

William was born in Rymer, WV, on December 1, 1937, a son of the late Dorothy Bell (Gill) and Lee Price.

He retired from JMU, and loved camping, being in the outdoors, western movies, and spending time with his family.

On June 17, 1994, he was united in marriage to Shirley Ann (Kestner) Gill, who survives.

William is also survived by a daughter, Vickie Gill, of Briery Branch; two step-daughters, Lisa Ann Morris, of Grottoes, and Martha Jacobsen, of Luray; step-son, Greg "Toby" Shenk and wife, Jennifer, of Grottoes; sisters, Mary Ann Metz and husband, Robert, of Broadway, and Doris June Knotts of Uniontown, PA; grandchildren, Dustin Gill, Brandon Harris, and Hailey Kennedy; great-granddaughter, Lacy Jane Knight Harris.

He is also preceded in death by a son, William Presley Burgoune.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8PM on Tuesday, April 10th, at Johnson Funeral Service in Grottoes.

A funeral service will be conducted 2PM Wednesday, April 11th, at the funeral home with Pastor Charles Clinedinst officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Chapel Cemetery in Crimora.

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Grottoes, VA 24441

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Grottoes, VA 24441


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