Maurice W. Willner
JACKSONVILLE - Maurice W. Willner, 75, of Jacksonville died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, at Passavant Transitional Care Unit in Jacksonville.
He was born Jan. 19, 1931, in Jacksonville, the son of Frank and Ola Vivian Smith Willner. He married Dorothy Jane Bradney in 1953 in Heila Bend, Ariz.; she died in 2005.
Mr. Willner was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving for 22 years. He was a staff sergeant, working in rescue missions, and served in Vietnam, Korea, Southeast Asia and Alaska. After retiring, he managed Teksonics in Jacksonville.
Survivors: three daughters, Sheila Briggs (fiance, John R. Walker) of Concord and Shelly Willner (fiance, Michael A. Barton) and Pam (husband, Bill) Prather, both of Jacksonville; son, Bradney Willner of Jacksonville; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Norma Hicks of Jacksonville, Vivian (husband, Laverne) Jones of Winchester and Rowena (husband, Mark) Kassler of Valley Center, Calif.; two brothers, Stan (wife, Alice) Willner of Jacksonville and Darrell (wife, Michelle) Willner of Pisgah; and several nieces and nephews.
Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Williamson Funeral Home, Jacksonville. Burial: Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville.