William “Bill” Joseph Chico, 74, of Bretz, passed away Friday, June 1, 2018, at home.
He was born in Morgantown, on November 21, 1943, a son of the late Louis and Stella (Polens) Chico.
Bill served in the US Army. He worked at the Blacksville #1 mine for many years and retired from the Loveridge Coal Mine, in Fairview. He was a member of St. Zita Catholic Church in Masontown and a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus Kingwood Council # 9578. He was an avid hunter and loved to work in the garden.
He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Eleanor (Uhlly) Chico of Bretz; a son, Jeff Chico and wife, Alicia, of Bretz; a daughter, Melissa Fizer and husband, Mike, of Avon, Ind. and two grandchildren, Shannon and A.J.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Louis and Ronald Chico.
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home, in Masontown, from 3-8 p.m., on Monday, June 4, with the scripture prayer service at 7 pm. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Zita Catholic Church at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 5, with Fr. Andrew Switzer as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Masontown Cemetery.