In Memory

William Henry Windley

William Henry Windley
Quartermaster Officer
304th Station Hospital


17 Feb 1920 Henderson, North Carolina
10 Oct 2009 Mount Airy, North Carolina


WINDLEY MOUNT AIRY - Mr. William "Bill" Henry Windley, Jr. of 1711 Inglebrook Trail, Mt. Airy, died on Saturday, October 10, 2009 after a brief illness. Mr. Windley was born on February 17, 1920 in Henderson, NC to the late William and Mable Ricks Windley. Mr. Windley was a graduate of Henderson High School and Shenandoah College. He served in the United States Army during World War II from 1941 until 1946. He served in the Army Quarter Master for 5 years, and during this time he attended O.C.S. at Camp Lee, Va. and was discharged with the rank of captain. Mr. Windley worked with Rose's Stores of Henderson, NC as a store manager and district manager in Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia for forty years. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Mount Airy where he served as Deacon, and was a member of the Men's Bible Class. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ann Joyce Windley of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, William H. Windley III and wife, Vivien of Henderson, NC and John Windley and wife, Nancy of Columbia, SC; four grandchildren, Joyce Adams and her husband, Clif of Greenville, SC, Claire Ray and her husband, James of Monroe, NC, Burns Windley of Columbia, SC and Elizabeth Windley of Columbia, SC; two great-grandchildren, Emily and Abbie Adams; and one sister, Katherine Windley of Charlotte, NC. In addition to his parents, Mr. Windley was preceded in death by his daughter, Ann Joyce Windley; and his sister, Mary Ballard. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, October 12, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Mount Airy with the service conducted by the Rev. Tom Bagnal and Dr. Steve Lindsley. The Windley family will receive friends after the service at the church. A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 11 a.m. at the Buffalo Cemetery in Sanford, NC. Memorials are requested to be made to the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home, 945 Zephyr Road, Dobson, NC 27017. Moody Funeral Service is serving the Windley Family.