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William T. Moncrief: Jan. 9, 2018

COLUMBUS — Mr. William T. “Bill” Moncrief passed away on Tuesday morning, Jan.  9, 2018, at Midtown Medical Center in Columbus.

Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12, at First Baptist Church. Interment with Masonic Rites will follow at 4:30 p.m. at Roberta City Cemetery. Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Members of the Senior Men’s Sunday School Class, and members of the Sumter Shrine Club are asked to serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m. on Thursday evening, Jan. 11, at Hancock Funeral Home, 427 S. Lee St.

A native of Crawford County, Ga., he was a son of the late W. Fate Moncrief and the late Effie Lou Smith Moncrief.

Mr. Moncrief was a retired educator, having taught electronic technology at South Georgia Technical College, where he came to be affectionately referred to as “Chief” by his students. A veteran of the United States Army, he was a Boy Scout Leader for Troop 26, was a member of M.B. Council Lodge No. 13, F&AM, a member of the Al Sihah Shrine Temple, Royal Order of Jesters, and a member and past-president of the Sumter Shrine Club, where he served as secretary-treasurer for many years, and a “road runner,” transporting children and families to and from the Shriners Hospital for Children in Greenville, SC.

Survivors include his wife, Carlise Moncrief of Americus; four children: Tim Moncrief (Debra) of Vidalia, Donna Moncrief Bishop (Donnie) of Fayetteville, Janet Moncrief Jones (Jeff) of Sylvester, and Neil Moncrief (Karen) of Leesburg; six grandchildren: Logan Moncrief (Emily), Alex Phillips (Lindsey), Lucy Phillips, Carson Moncrief, Will Moncrief, and Carlson Moncrief; two great-grandchildren: Finley Moncrief and William Rooks Phillips; one brother, Charles Moncrief of Atlanta; and several nieces, nephews, and sisters-in-law. He was preceded in death by two brothers: Stuart Moncrief and Bertie Jarrell Moncrief.

Flowers are welcomed, and for those wishing to do so, memorial contributions are suggested to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 950 W Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605, or online at donate.lovetotherescue.org.

To sign our online guestbook and express your condolences to the family, please visit www.hancockfuneralhomeinc.com

Hancock Funeral Home, 427 S. Lee St., is honored to be entrusted with these arrangements for Mr. William T. “Bill” Moncrief.