Mr. William Edward Duley Sr, beloved husband of Bonnie (Lovins) passed away April 10, 2014 at the age of 77. He was born Feb. 1, 1937 in Glenn Dale, Maryland to Edward P. Duley and Mary Ruth Sweeney Duley.
He served in the Army and then worked at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. He proudly enjoyed his 54 years in the Glenn Dale Fire Association, holding the office as Chief for 4 years. He was also a life member of the Church Hill Fire Company in Maryland.
He loved hunting & fishing with his sons and grandsons and vacationing & playing games with his family. He was baptized in the Seventh-day Adventist Church and loved singing and praising the Lord.
He is survived by his wife Bonnie Duley of Mountain Home. He was blessed to have 5 children: 2 sons: William (Tina) Duley, Jr. of Chestertown, MD and Richard (Eva) Duley of Ridgely, MD; 3 daughters: Janice (Steven) Ervin of Tunnelton, West Virginia, Patricia (Joseph) Dickey of Arnold, MD and Catherine King of Sudlersville, MD; 13 grandchildren: Lisa, LeAnn, William III, Michael Duley, Douglas, Marshal, Bryce, Crystal, Mindy, Michael Walton, Brianne, Christian and April; 8 great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Rowe of Ridgely, MD; 2 brothers: Michael Duley of Bowie, MD and Lawrence Duley of Arnold, MD. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, David Duley.
Visitation will be from 5 until 5:30 pm Friday, April 11, 2014 at the Seventh- day Adventist Church, 3744 Highway 62 West. Funeral services, conducted by Pastor Ross Harris will be held 5:30 pm at the church.
Visitation and Services in Maryland will be as follows:
Visitation: 2 to 4 and 6 to 7 pm, Monday, April 14, 2014 at the Robert E. Evans Funeral Home
Fireman's Prayers: 7 pm, Monday, April 14, 2014 at the Robert E. Evans Funeral Home
Funeral Service: 10 am, Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Fire Department Procession will follow to the Glenn Dale Volunteer Fire Station, 11900 Glenn Dale Blvd 20769 where Fire Department Honors will be held and a celebration will follow at the fire station reception hall.