William T. Bill Page

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 11, 2005

William T. &8221;Bill&8220; Page, 79, of Shelby died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005. He was born April 22, 1926, in Jefferson County, Ala.

He attended Rutledge School, then Fairfield Highlands, through 10th grade and graduated from Hueytown High School in 1944. He was employed at TCI Commissary, Union Supply until entering the Army in 1945. He served in Italy during World War II and continued to serve in the Reserves until he retired after 20 years as a CWO-3. He retired from U.S. Steel, Fairfield Tin Mill after more than 35 years as a maintenance electrician and maintenance vice-foreman. He was a past master of Globe Lodge No. 781 and Shelby Lodge No. 140, Midfield and Columbiana. He served a term on the Spring Creek Water Board in Shelby and as a volunteer firefighter for the Shelby Fire Department for several years. He was also a part-time bailiff for Shelby County from 1991-99.

He is survived by his wife, Johnnie Doss Page; his stepchildren, Linda Fondren, Carl &8221;Butch&8220; Doss, Jimmy W. Doss, Michael Phillip Doss and Jeffery Lynn Doss; 13 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and a sister, Margaret Katherine Page Nixon.

Service was Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. at Bolton-Letlow Chapel. Burial followed in Valhalla Cemetery, Bolton-Letlow Funeral Home directing