The Times West Virginian


February 20, 2013

William J. Renner

William J. “Bill” Renner, 86, of Belpre, Ohio, passed away Tuesday (Feb. 19, 2013) at Ohio Valley Health Care.

Bill was born April 3, 1926, at Worthington, a son of the late William G. and Bonnie D. Basnett Renner.

He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and retired as an engineer from the railroad with 33 years of service.  

Bill was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 9 A.F.&A.M., Fairmont, Knights Templar Crusade Commandery No. 6, Fairmont and a longtime member of the Belpre Church of Christ.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Virginia Bruce Renner; a son, William J. Renner and his wife Alisa, of Columbus, Ohio; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ellen Fordyce; and a brother, George K. Renner.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 1305 Washington Boulevard, Belpre, Ohio, with Ronald D. Laughery officiating. Services will conclude with burial in Rockland Cemetery, Belpre, with military graveside services by American Legion Post 15, Parkersburg. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until time of services Friday at the funeral home.

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