William Elwood Halterman
William Elwood Halterman
  • December 2, 1919 - November 13, 2010
  • Virginia

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William Elwood "Big" Halterman, Sr., a resident of Mt. Sidney, passed away at his home on November 13, 2010.

He was born on December 2, 1919 in Mt. Solon, and was the son of the late William R. and Lola Margaret Michael Halterman.

"Big" graduated from North River High School and retired from DuPont of Waynesboro in 1982 after 27 years of service. He had previously been employed at Celanese in Verona, VA and Cumberland, MD plants.

During WWII, he served 36 months in the Southwest Pacific Theater of Operations in the 632nd Tank Destroyer Bn. He was a member of Mt. Sidney United Methodist Church, where he held a variety of offices; VFW Post 2216; National AARP; XYZ's; Life member of the Mt. Sidney Ruritan Club; the Republican Party. He served as Secretary of the Augusta County Electoral Board for 12 years and was on the Augusta County Planning Commission for 8 years.

On November 29, 1941, he married Hazel Stuple, who preceded him in death on December 24, 1994. They were married for 53 years.

He is survived by a daughter, Twyla H. Austin and husband, J.T. of Mt. Sidney, a son, W. E. "Woody" Halterman, Jr. and wife, Sarah Jarrells Halterman Harrisonburg, a sister Shirley Ware and husband, John of Mt. Solon, a sister-in-law, Wilma Halterman of Churchville, a brother-in-law, Roy Hilbert of Dayton; and numerous, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family will receive friends 1:00-3:00 PM, Tuesday, November 16, at Mt. Sidney United Methodist Church.

A funeral service will follow at 3:00 PM, with Rev. Helen Zottoli officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Sidney UMC, P. O. Box 284, Mt. Sidney, VA 24467 or the Division of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University, Box 980631, Richmond, VA 23298-0631.

Lindsey Funeral Homes and Crematory in Weyers Cave is handling arrangements and condolences may be sent to the family at www.lindseyweyerscave.com.