William Joseph Marley Jr., 74, of Barton, MD, passed away on July 21, 2023, at UPMC Altoona Primary Stroke Center. Born on September 27, 1948, in Frostburg to the late William Joseph Marley Sr. and Anna Mae (Sleeman) Marley, Bill will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Bill is survived by his wife of 52 years, Pam (Dye) Marley, and their two sons, Jay Marley of Short Gap, WV, and Jeff Marley and his wife, Kristl (Warnick) Marley of Hagerstown, MD. He was a proud grandfather to his grandsons, Nick, Dan, Luke, and Jeremy. Bill is also survived by his sister Mary Ann Deal of Oil City, PA; his sister Cathy Nolan and her husband Ed of Frostburg, MD; his brother-in-law Butch Dye and his wife Maureen of Lonaconing, MD; and a niece and five nephews.
Bill attended Valley High School and graduated in 1967. After high school, he served in the U.S. Navy for six years. He was a member of Local 489 Plumbers and Steamfitters, worked at Mead-Westvaco, NewPage, and retired from Verso.
Bill was an active member of Bethel Holiness Church in Lonaconing, MD, where he served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. In his free time, Bill enjoyed fishing on Savage, woodworking, and attending Bill Gaither concerts. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, coaching his sons’ baseball teams and watching his grandsons’ basketball, baseball, football, and lacrosse games. Bill will be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father, and proud grandfather.
Bill’s family will receive friends at the Boal Memorial Chapel, Barton, on Tuesday, July 25th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
A funeral service honoring Bill will take place at the Bethel Holiness Church, Lonaconing on Wednesday, July 26th at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Interment will be at Frostburg Memorial Park, Frostburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Bill’s memory to the Bethel Holiness Church in Lonaconing, Maryland.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7