William Lord


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Posted Online: Feb. 14, 2013, 7:12 pm
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William Lord, 69, of Moline, passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at his home.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Mary's Church, Moline. Burial was at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, with military honors by American Legion Post 246, Moline. A memorial fund has been established.
William was born Aug. 22, 1943, in Washington, D.C., the son of Bernard and Beatrice Wynn Lord. He was a U.S. Navy Vietnam War veteran. He married Carol Morin on April 30, 1966, in Warren, R.I. He later married Betty Holland on Dec. 23, 1982, in Moline. She preceded in death on June 1, 2007.
Survivors include his daughter, Dawn Lord, Pawtucket, R.I.; stepsons, Terry (Lisa) Holland, Rock Island, Michael (Dana) Holland, Tulsa, Okla., and Keith (Rebecca) Holland, Altona, Ill.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and special friends, Linda, Benjamin and Tyler Henderson, Milan. He was preceded in death by his stepson, Randy.
Condolences may be left at www.RaffertyFunerals.com.












 




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