ALLIANCE, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – William P. McFerren, 85, of Alliance, passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at Altercare of Louisville.
William was born on February 9, 1935, in Alliance, Ohio the son of the late Walter and Nettie (Wendel) McFerren.
He worked at Morgan Engineering for most of his life.
William was an avid golfer, he was always working on his “swing”. He was known as “Laughing Bill” to his fellow golfers. William enjoyed traveling and exploring the great outdoors but most important to him was his love for his family.
Survivors include his loving wife of 40 years, Norma (Morrison) McFerren; three daughters, Mary Lou Helsley, Tammy Milat and Lori Bagnall; a brother, James (Marge) McFerren; five grandchildren, Gregory Helsley, Matthew Milat, Joshua Milat, Kristina Robinson and Jamiee Denihan and nine great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, William was preceded in death by his sisters, Mae Doolan, Rose John, Irene McElroy, Margaret Severance, Jean Blake and Betty Vernon and two brothers, Walter McFerren and Ronald McFerren.
His extended family consisted of four stepchildren, Karen (Kenny) Butler, Whitey Herzog, Kelly (Corena) Albert and Kathy (Wayne) Young; stepgrandchildren, Marla Albert, Stacey Shreiner, Aaron Herzog, Zachary Herzog, Laine Shreiner, Kendra Butler, Kelsey Albert, Kaylee Young and Kyle Albert and five great-stepgrandchildren.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, 2020 at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit with Pastor Randy Payne, of Alliance Baptist Temple officiating.
Due to the recent virus quarantine, the family requests only family and close friends attend (with proper social distancing) the service will be Live Streamed on the funeral home website at 1:00 p.m. under William’s obituary link.
Friends and family can also send condolences and sign the guest register online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, Ohio. (330) 938-2526.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of William McFerren, please visit our floral store.
A television tribute will air Friday, April 10, at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV.