William Sorsby

William Francis "Bill" Sorsby Jr.

Saturday, June 30th, 1945 - Thursday, March 11th, 2021
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Obituary

William “Bill” F. Sorsby, Jr., 75, of New Martinsville, WV died at his home Thursday, March 11, 2021 while surrounded by his family.

Bill was born June 30, 1945 in Wheeling, WV; son of the late William F. and Grace G. (Harman) Sorsby, Sr.

He was a retired mechanic for Bayer, a U.S. Navy veteran, life time member Spielers Club, an accomplished artist, liked building model cars and member of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church in New Martinsville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Wade.

Surviving are his wife of fifty-one years, Connie (Christen) Sorsby; one son, William F. (Dail) Sorsby, III of Millersport, OH; two daughters, Beth Ann (Richard) Mason of Thornville, OH and Jennifer Jo (James) Fouty of Bridgeport, OH; one brother, Donald (Debbie) Powell of New Martinsville, WV; five grandchildren, Levi, Luke, Matthew, Christian and Colten; childhood friend, Jerry Sands of New Martinsville, WV and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Sunday, March14, 2021 at the Jarvis-Williams Funeral Home, 1224 S Bridge, New Martinsville where services will be held 11 a.m., Monday, March 15, 2021 with Monsignor Kevin Quirk officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made, in Bill’s name, to Food Bank, %St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 21 Rosary Rd., New Martinsville, WV 26155.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 14th, 2021 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Sunday, March 14th, 2021 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Jarvis-Williams Funeral Homes
    Address
    1224 S Bridge Street
    NEW MARTINSVILLE, WV 26155
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Memorial contributions may be made, in Bill’s name, to Food Bank, %St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 21 Rosary Rd., New Martinsville, WV 26155.
  • Second Visitation

    Sunday, March 14th, 2021 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Sunday, March 14th, 2021 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Jarvis-Williams Funeral Homes
    Address
    1224 S Bridge Street
    NEW MARTINSVILLE, WV 26155
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Memorial contributions may be made, in Bill’s name, to Food Bank, %St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 21 Rosary Rd., New Martinsville, WV 26155.
  • Service

    Monday, March 15th, 2021 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, March 15th, 2021 11:00am
    Location
    Jarvis-Williams Funeral Home - New Martinsville
    Address
    1224 South Bridge Street
    New Martinsville, WV 26155
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  • Interment

    Location
    Northview Cemetery
    Address
    SR 2
    NEW MARTINSVILLE, WV 26155
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Posted at 10:59am
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B Knowlton

Posted at 07:48pm
It was a pleasure knowing Bill at the plant. One of the good ol' boys. Thought a lot of him. Prayers for his family.

Dan Knowlton
Paden City, WV
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Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum

Posted at 04:01am
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of William Francis Sorsby, Jr., give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Navy Veteran, William Francis Sorsby, Jr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
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Teri L Parrish

Posted at 07:40pm
When I was new at Magnolia High School Bill and I became very good friends. We use to talk on the phone constantly. He was so kind and a very dear friend. I got to see Bill at one of the reunions and we had a really nice visit. My sympathy to his family. He was a really good guy.
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Curt Lindner

Posted at 06:07pm
Connie and family, I am saddened to hear this news. I had the pleasure to work beside of Bill at Bayer, and what a talented individual he was. It was truly an educational experience when being around him. God bless you all at this time and GOD SPEED TO MY BROTHER.
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