Wil­liam Al­bert “Bill” Geiger

Starkville Daily News - - FRONT PAGE -

Bill Geiger, for­merly of Starkville, MS, went home to be with his Lord and Sav­ior Jesus Christ af­ter a short ill­ness in Natchez, MS. Ar­range­ments are be­ing han­dled by Welch Fu­neral home in Starkville. There will be a grave­side ser­vice at Odd Fel­lows Ceme­tery in Starkville at 1:30 p.m. on Sun­day, April 15, 2018. Of­fi­ci­at­ing will be his son-in-law, Wil­ton “Wil” Nolan.

Bill was born and raised in Mo­bile, Alabama and was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents Os­car Eli­jah and Tae Thomas Geiger; his wife of 70 years, Jean Christo­pher Geiger; a son, Wil­liam Austin; a in­fant daugh­ter; and two broth­ers Os­car and Glen. He is sur­vived by his daugh­ter, Frances D. Geiger Nolan of Natchez; grand­daugh­ter, K. Noelle Nolan-Rider (Rachel Rider) of Ocean Springs, and brother, Ralph Geiger of Ft. Myers, Florida.

Bill was a per­son who stress God, fam­ily, and coun­try. He was a mem­ber of First Bap­tist Church of Natchez and sev­ered as an or­dained dea­con in sev­eral churches where he lived.

Bill loved his fam­ily and took pride in pro­vid­ing for them. He at­tended Texas A & I and, Mis­sis­sippi State Uni­ver­sity; loved fish­ing and sports; and was a big Bull­dog fan. His adult work­ing ca­reer was spent with Mis­sis­sippi Val­ley Gas, now At­mos. He re­tired as Man­ager of their of­fice in Starkville. He will be greatly missed by fam­ily and friends.

Bill was very pa­tri­otic and served in WW II. He was in­volved in the Pa­cific and North African In­va­sions and re­ceived nu­mer­ous met­als for his ser­vice. Bill was al­ways ready to lend a help­ing hand to those in need or the dis­ad­van­taged. He was a mem­ber of the Amer­i­can Le­gion and Vet­er­ans of For­eign Wars, as well as the Lion's Club. He served a Pres­i­dent of the Board of Ok­tibbeha County Hos­pi­tal. He was a Shriner and was Po­ten­tate of the Ha­masa group in Starkville. With a rare blood type, he was of­ten called for a blood do­na­tion. He never re­fused and was rec­og­nized for do­nat­ing 12 gal­lons of blood.

In lieu of flow­ers, memo­ri­als may be made to Shriners Hos­pi­tals for Chil­dren or Gideons In­ter­na­tional, or char­ity of choice. The fam­ily ex­presses ap­pre­ci­a­tion to his won­der­ful care­givers Mary Mur­ray and Mamie West.

You can go on­line and sign guest reg­is­ter at www.welch­fu­ner­al­homes.com

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