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William "Bill" H. Lunsford

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William "Bill" H. Lunsford, 79, a longtime resident of Marietta, GA, passed away Monday, February 1, 2021. He was born June 13, 1941 in Cincinnati, OH.

He proudly served four years in the U.S. Navy assigned to the USS Coral Sea, followed by earning a BA in Political Science at the University of California at Dominguez Hills. He spent most of his working career as a road driver for Yellow Freight. As a Teamster, he advocated for safe working conditions and fair pay.

Bill was an avid watcher of the news, and he enjoyed watching professional baseball and football. He was always cutting up making jokes, and he was a kind man that never hesitated to help those in need.

Bill was a 33rd degree Mason with Masonic Lodge #447 and was a member at Yaarab Shrine Temple in Atlanta.

He is survived by four children: Brian Lunsford of Maui, HI; Michael Glaze of Woodstock, GA; Freda Lunsford of Marietta, GA; and Joshua Lunsford of Indianapolis, IN; four grandchildren: Samantha, Emilie, Kerri, and Nathaniel; and four great-grandchildren: Kyliee, Charlie, Skylar, and Landon.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Shannon Lunsford.

The family would like to thank the staff of Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain in Marietta for the wonderful care and comfort provided for their loved one during his brief stay.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Georgia Funeral Care and Cremation Services in Acworth, GA. His memorial service will be held at Georgia Funeral Care on Saturday, February 13th at 2pm. A private Interment service will occur Monday, February 15th at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA.

6 Comments To "William "Bill" H. Lunsford"

Brian Lunsford On Feb 19 2021 at 1pm
my dad william loved his children more than any man I've ever known. Him and I were always close. Everyday he would say "Ill always love you son no matter what " lord knows I made plenty of mistakes in my life giving him plenty of reasons to turn me away. But in my darkest hours he was always there to guide me back to the light , never judging me. Always helping me learn from my mistakes and to be humble in my victories.... I miss my dad more than anyone could ever know. Thank you dad , I listened to everything you taught me , I won't let you down I promise ... Goodbye for now dad , ill see you later. Your boy , Brian Reply to this comment
Jason Murphy On Feb 15 2021 at 12pm
Bill was a quite a character! I only met him a couple of times but he always had me laughing. I wish peace and healing for his family and friends. Reply to this comment
Brenda Caldwell On Feb 07 2021 at 10am
Rest in peace Bill. My prayers are with the loved ones whose hearts he touched. May God comfort you all. Reply to this comment
Brian Lunsford On Feb 19 2021 at 1pm
thank you Brenda Dad loved you. We all do.
Duane Brewer On Feb 07 2021 at 9am
So sorry to Bill's family. He was a good friend that would help anyone.My dad also enjoyed his company driving across I-40 together back in OKC.Bill got me on as a driver for Yellow in 1999 and I ran my first trip with him to Orlando. I will miss him so.Thank you Bill for all you done. Reply to this comment
Brian lunsford On Feb 19 2021 at 1pm
thank you Duane ... you were dads best friend.
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