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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

DL Capt. William Berrien Houseman

Update:  Photo gallery available with online obituary and guestbook at http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=William-Houseman&lc=7133&pid=183238886&mid=7227327  
Thank you/~ Carol

DL Capt. William Berrien Houseman
January 1, 1937 - December 27, 2016

Word has been received with the passing of Delta Golden Wings member retired Delta pilot Captain William ‘Bill’ Houseman, age 79 and nearing his 80th birthday.  Captain Houseman joined Delta Air Lines 10-03-1966 and retired in 1997 based 030/ATL, Ld. Line Ck. Airman.  He is survived by his wife Marguerite.  Services for Captain Houseman will be held Friday, December 30th with visitation the evening prior...please see information below.
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=William-Houseman&lc=7133&pid=183238886&mid=7227327  Arrangements entrusted to Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home  www.edomillerandsons.com  Personal condolences may be sent to the Houseman family at
107 Saint Andrews , Saint Simons Island GA 31522-2431   ....   (912) 634-2189...  (770) 953-1627.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN  
William Berrien Houseman, 79, of St. Simons Island, died Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at his residence.
The graveside funeral service with military honors will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, December 30, at Palmetto Cemetery in Brunswick, with the Reverend Buzz Yarborough officiating. Burial will follow the service.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 29, at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers will be Joseph W. Taylor, C. Eric Tiller, Kevin Shaffer, S. Winn Baker, Barney D. Riley Jr., Joseph G. Riley and Judge Coy H. Temples. Honorary pallbearers will be William B. Harvill, Edward Cheshire, Clyde A. Taylor III, James S. Bomar and Richard L. Lammerding.

Captain Houseman was born January 1, 1937, and was a descendent of some of the earliest European settlers of coastal Georgia. He was a native of Brunswick, Georgia, where he attended schools and graduated from Glynn Academy in Brunswick and The Citadel in Charleston, S.C.

He served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps for eight years and was a jet fighter pilot and veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a pilot for Delta Airlines for 30 years, including 18 years as Captain. During this period, he served for a time as Line Check Airman, Assistant Chief Pilot in Atlanta, Manager of Flight Standards (B727), and ran New Hire Orientation for ALPA, the pilots' union. Upon retirement, he returned home to reside on St. Simons Island, where he served in a number of local organizations, including the Civil Air Patrol and Glynn County Airport Commission.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Marguerite Riley Houseman; his children, Frank B. Houseman of St. Simons Island, Joseph B. Houseman and wife, Merideth Sealock Houseman, of Sandy Springs, Ga., and L. Ashley Houseman Shaffer and husband, Kevin Allen Shaffer, of Charlotte, N.C.; a brother, Ernest O. Houseman of Orlando, Fla.; two grandchildren, Riley Jane and Huntington Berrien Houseman, of Sandy Springs; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Citadel Foundation, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409.

Arrangements are entrusted to Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home.
-----Original Message-----
From: Julian Black   Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 8:33 PM   Subject: FW: Bill Houseman
................ message that William B. Houseman has passed away.  Latest address I have for him was St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Julian Black

-----Original Message-----
From: Winn [mailto:winn@darientel.net]   Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 9:25 PM     Subject: Bill Houseman

Bill Houseman died tonight 12/27/16.
Winn Baker

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