William P. Lincoln âloved the U.S. militaryâ
RAYMOND, PA---William P. âBillâ Lincoln, 87, a longtime resident of Raymond, passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2015, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, after a short illness.
Born on March 9, 1928 in Fairchance, he was a son of Ralph Lincoln and Sarah Rhodes Lincoln Ryalls. On March 18, 1950 in Morgantown, West Virginia, he married Ann E. Hetz, who passed away on December 16, 2008.
He attended a one room schoolhouse in Fairchance. At the age of 17, Bill enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served for four years and then joined the U.S. Army Air Corps, which became the U.S. Air Force, retiring after 24 Â½ years of service to his country. He proudly served during World War II.
A resident of Raymond for 38 years, Bill was employed by Potter County Human Services, delivering the meals to the senior centers of Potter County for many years.
Bill was a member and past commander of the Carl E. Hyde American Legion Post #963 in Ulysses, a member of the Sons of the American Legion in Coudersport, a member of the VFW in Knoxville, and a member of the 40 & 8 Club Local 549. He was a past Central Section Commander Department of Pennsylvania American Legion. He was a member of Lewisville Lodge #556 F. & A.M., Ulysses, a 50 year member of the Lehigh Consistory, and a member of the Royal Order of the Moose in Galeton. Bill was also a former Allegany Township supervisor and a former Allegany Township constable.
Surviving are a son, William P. (Linda) Lincoln of Ulysses; two daughters, Bonnie L. (William) Miller of Glenside and Elizabeth Anne Lincoln of Austell, Georgia; four granddaughters, Holly E. Miller, Heather L. (Alfredo) DiSandro, Julie C. (Marcus) Miller, and Sarah L. (David) Sabatino; six great-grandsons; a brother, Ralph Eugene Lincoln of Point Marion; a sister, Clyeda âKiteâ Fullum of Pennsylvania; several half-brothers and half-sisters; many nieces and nephews; and his dear friend, Zelma Brendlinger of Raymond.
In addition to his parents and his beloved wife of 58 years, Bill was predeceased by two brothers, Thomas and Ernest âSonnyâ; and three sisters, Janet, Sarah âSisâ, and Emma âPattyâ.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at American Legion Potter Post #192, Coudersport. Mr. Dennis M. Ayers, Billâs friend, will officiate. Burial will be in Raymond Cemetery.
Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord full military honors on Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donorâs choice.
Billâs family has entrusted his care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.