William A Sorrell departed this life at the age of 93 to join his wife Mary Lucille Waters Sorrell, on Thursday, October 15, 2015.
Bill received an honorable discharge from the army 1946 where he served for two years as a corporal in bombsight mechanics, automatic pilot instructor and repair man. He also received the American theater of operations service ribbon, good conduct and victory medals. Among his accomplishments in the service, Bill was also recognized for being a carbine and pistol sharpshooter. Prior to induction, Bill was employed by G.L. Martin company at Middle River, Maryland as a Hammersmith shop supervisor for five years.
In the year 1946 at the age of 24, Bill married the love of his life Lucy. They moved from Baltimore, Maryland to Orlando, Florida where Bill was employed by Martin Marietta Aerospace Company as a mechanical engineer. He was the business manager for missile programs and missile test programs. Bill took early retirement in 1984 to care for his wife Lucy who died of cancer in 1986.
Bill enjoyed the mountains of North Carolina for years where he would go every summer. He was a very good bowler and enjoyed watching professional bowling on TV as well as professional golf. Bill bought a new putter every time he played golf to try to improve his game, but as he tells the story, he just ended up with a garbage can in the garage full of putters.
One of Bill's greatest joys in life was singing in the church choir. He had a great love for music. He played the organ and taught himself how to play the guitar. Whatever Bill did he put his whole heart and soul into it.
The things that were most important to Bill was his family, his church and his church friends, and being a good neighbor.
We will miss you Bill. May you rest in peace.
Funeral services will be held at Broadway United Methodist Church in Orlando Florida at 11 AM, on October 22, 2015. Reception to follow.