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William R. Corson, 90, of Burnham, went to be with the Lord at 10:25 p.m., Sunday, October 28, 2018, at William Penn Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
Born April 15, 1928, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Bessie Corson and was raised by loving grandparents, the late Wilmot and Alice (Collier) Corson.
In addition to his mother and grandparents, he was preceded in death by: his brothers, William A., Charles, Harry and David Corson, and John Moore; sisters, Clara Bonafatte, Martha Albright, Ruth Eckley and Grace Criswell; and a stepdaughter, Bobbi Jo Moore. He was the last of his immediate family.
William is survived by: his wife, Judith A. (Moore) Corson, whom he married in 1989; four children, Paula Hutchinson and husband, William, of McVeytown, Richard Corson and wife, Roberta, of Pittsburgh, Harry Corson, of Washington, Pa., and Bryan Corson and wife, Kimberly, of Lewistown; stepchildren, Gregory Moore and companion, SueEllen Haines, and Yvonne "Lynn" Bailor and companion, Larry Eddinger Jr., both of Lewistown; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces.
He was a member of Parkview Church of the Brethren and last attended Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Lewistown.
William proudly served in the United States Navy from 1952-1953 as a seaman aboard the USS Robert K. Huntington.
He retired from Avtex Fibers with 43 years of service, where he was President of Local 6 and international representative of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) for several years.
William enjoyed camping in Potter County, hunting, fishing, woodworking and making crafts. His best times were spent hunting with his sons, grandsons and best friends, Jeff, Odie and Reese.
A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, at Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Homes, Woodlawn, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, at the funeral home, with Pastor John Looney and Pastor Randy Traxler officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Mount Rock Cemetery in Lewistown.
The family will provide all flowers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in William's name may be made to: American Cancer Society, 1375 Martin St., Suite 206, State College, PA 16803, or to: Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, 500 Municipal Drive, Duncansville, PA 16635.
American Cancer Society
1375 Martin St. Suite 206, State College PA 16803
Hollidaysburg Veterans Home
500 Municipal Dr., Duncansville PA 16635