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William “Bill” Joseph Mowery | The Highland County Press

William “Bill” Joseph Mowery, 80, of Xenia, passed away Monday, July 8, 2024, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

He was born on March 27, 1944 in Greenfield to the late George Francis Mowery and Stella Leadingham-Mowery-Horsley.

Bill served in the United States Air Force before retiring from NCR after over 30 years of dedicated service. He was an avid sports fan, especially baseball and the Cincinnati Reds. He was also a Cleveland Browns football fan. Bill was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed.

Surviving are his two daughters, Georgetta (Don Hinders) Richards of Xenia and Kimberly (Sean) French of Bethel, seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, a brother, Don (Christa) Mowery, and three sisters, Gloria Lewis, Jane Ann (Dean) Greene and Ednabelle Shackleford.

Bill’s parents were preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Elmyra Ann (Hixson) Mowery.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 15, at 1 p.m. at the Fisher-Edgington Funeral Home, 97 W. Locust St., Wilmington. Burial will follow at Barnes Cemetery in Fairview, where the Highland County Honor Guard and Active Duty Air Force will render full military honors.

Friends will be received at the funeral home on Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

To sign the online guest book, go to www.edgingtonfuneralhomes.com.