|WILLIAM L. ERNEST
ALMOND- William L. Ernest, 47, of Twin Valley Terrace passed away early Friday morning April 28, 2017 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.
Born in Hornell on September 12, 1969. On December 24, 2016, he was married at the Jamestown Airport to Anne Greggs who survives.
After his graduation from Alfred Almond Central School, Bill proudly served his country from 1988-1991 serving in Germany and was called back to active duty for Operation Desert Storm. After 9/11, he again was called to Federal active duty as an armed guard at the Jamestown airport. Bill has been stationed with the Recruiting Retention Command in Hornell for the past twelve years attaining the rank of Master Sergeant. He is also a professor of Military Science and has received many awards and decorations throughout his military career.
Active with the Boy Scouts of America as a scout master, Bill also coached youth soccer and was involved with the ALS premier soccer league. Bill loved spending time with his family and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.
His family includes his wife Anne; his four children, William Jr., Markus, Luke and Leia; his mother Sandy (Anthony) Arnold of Indiana; his sisters Connie (Donny) Vosburg of Almond and Bonnie Simms of Indiana; his brother Harry Simms of Indiana and many nieces and nephews.
Bill was predeceased by his parents Marie and William Ernest and Raymond Flint.
The Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc. is honored to serve the family of William L. Ernest.
Calling hours are from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. on Monday at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Committal services and interment with military honor will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Almond, NY.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in his name to either the Alfred Almond Youth Soccer League, AAYSL, in care of Shelly Mansfield, 57 Bemis Ave, Hornell, NY 14843 or to the Five Rivers Council BSA, 3300 Chambers Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845.
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