Billy “Bill” Lemley, 83, of Brave, Pa., went to be with the Lord, Friday, June 18, 2021, surrounded by loved ones at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
He was born Monday, Jan. 3, 1938, in Morgantown. A son of the late George Ray Lemley and Evelyn Rush Lemley.
He was a veteran who proudly served in the United States Army in Germany. After serving in the military, he worked at numerous jobs before becoming a coal miner with Peabody Coal. He retired from Peabody as a mine foreman after 27 years of service.
Bill was a member of the Olive United Methodist Church in Pentress. He was also a member of the James Farrell American Legion Post #330 of Waynesburg. Bill was an avid fisherman, baseball and softball player. He enjoyed playing his guitar with his dog Sadie sitting beside him. He was a dedicated father and grandfather who was always supportive of his children’s and grandchildren’s activities.
He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Joan L. Stockdale Lemley, whom he married on Dec. 9, 1983.
Also surviving are four children: Amy (Chuck) Tedrow, of Jefferson, Pa., Janel (Rob) Garrison, of Morgantown, Valerie “Dee Dee” Mathason, of Waynesburg, Pa., and Mark (Jen) Pastoria, of Jeannette, Pa.; one brother, Terry (Sharon) Lemley, of Core; one brother-in-law, John Staggers; and his numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Deceased in addition to his parents are one son, Daniel Ray Lemley; one sister, Ruth Ann Staggers; one grandson, Tyler Pastoria; and his son-in-law, Michael Mathason.
Bill will be deeply missed by all who knew him and the lives he touched.
There will be a greeting of friends in the Milliken and Throckmorton FH Inc., Daryl L. Throckmorton Owner/Director, 197 N. Maiden St., Waynesburg, Pa., from noon-2 p.m., the time of the memorial service, Thursday, June 24, with Pastor John Brosky officiating. Scattering of Bill’s ashes will be private.