William Daniel Monroe, 91, died Thursday, July 14, 2022 after a short illness. William was born in Metter on August 17, 1930, to Marshall and Phineas Monroe. He was raised in the Aline community. After graduating high school, he joined the United States Army and served during the Korean Conflict. William then went on to work for Excelsior EMC as a lineman for over forty years. After retirement, he went to work for Metter Ford driving vehicles all over Georgia and the Southeast US. He also worked for Sheriff Homer Bell as a courtroom bailiff, taking all of his jobs seriously and serving as a dedicated employee. In his free time, William enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wives Betty Jean “Peggy” Monroe and Vondelle Boyles Monroe; siblings, Thomas Monroe, James “Giggie” Monroe, Melba Monroe McCoy; and son-in-law, Gene “Chip” Ansley.
Survivors include a daughter, Deborah Ann Ansley of Winterville; a son, William “Dean” (Lucy) Monroe of Metter; grandchildren, Jeremy (Tracy) Davis of Lincolnton; Kelsey (Jamie) Davis of Winterville; Blake (Kristen) Monroe of Reidsville; and Brett (Amanda) Monroe of Metter; 5 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Roy and Bernice Monroe; and a sister, Lois Cannady; stepsons, Mark and Larry Boyles; and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, July 17, 2022 at the Chapel of Kennedy Funeral Homes in Metter at 3 p.m. with burial in the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Aline. Visitation will begin 2 hours prior to the funeral time.
Kennedy Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements