William Wickham IV
Age 80, of Hector, NY, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2009. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Thursday, Sept. 3, from 1-3pm and 6-8pm; a memorial service will be held Friday at 2:00pm at the Hector Presbyterian Church.
Bill was born February 6, 1929, the son of Don J. and Florence Wickham. He was a graduate of the Watkins Glen High School Class of 1946 and Cornell CALS Class of 1951 where he was an Acacia Fraternity member. He was a lifelong farmer. Bill was a member and elder of the Hector Presbyterian Church, member and past Fire Chief of the V-L-H Volunteer Fire Company; member of the Myrtle-Jefferson Masonic Lodge, Watkins-Montour Lions Club, Watkins Glen Elks, Montour Falls Moose, was a Watkins Glen School Board Member, served on the NYS Wine Grape Growers Board of Directors and Welch’s Board of Directors, and was Committee Chairman of BSA Troop and Pack #52 of Burdett, and Corps Director of the Squires Drum and Bugle Corps.
Bill is survived by his wife Donna; daughter Judy (Roger) Butterfield and their children Michele and Brian; son Will (Bernice) Wickham and their children Kathryn and Margaret; son Fred Wickham (Kristin Hazlitt) and their children Phebe and Grace; daughter Lydia Wickham (Rick Evans) and their children, Ryan, Connor, and Ezra; son Lindsay (Denise) Wickham and their children Nathaniel and Jonathan; son Chris (Brittany) Wickham and their children Lucas and Annika; step daughter Patricia (Todd) Rafferty and their children Joe, Paige, Zack, Caroline, George, Sam, Nicholas; step son Nathan Wooley and his children Scott MacLean and Averyanna Wooley; sister Mary Jane (John) Hoare; brother David Wickham; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; wife Jeannette, and sister-in-law Pat Wickham.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial donation in Bill’s memory, may consider the Valois-Logan Hector Volunteer Fire Company, PO Box 46, Hector, NY 14841 or the Hector Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, PO Box 96, Hector, NY 14841. You may “Light a Candle” in his memory at www.Royce-Chedzoy.com.