William Piland Sr

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 2, 2008

William M. Piland Sr.
SUFFOLK—William Morrison Piland Sr., 78, died Sept. 30, 2008.
A native of Nansemond County, he was the son of the late Pallie Barrett Piland and Sarah Elizabeth Hingerty Piland.
Mr. Piland retired from Newport News Shipbuilding where he was a general foreman in the cable department.
He was a veteran of the Virginia National Guard and a lifelong member of Bethlehem Christian Church and the Taylor Brittle Class.
He also was a member of the Bethlehem Ruritan Club.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Ruth Griggs Piland; two daughters and sons-in-law, Gwendolyn Dare Johnson and Bruce Johnson and Ruth “Beth” Elizabeth Groh and James Groh, all of Suffolk; one son, William “Bill” Morrison Piland Jr. of Windsor; six grandchildren, Michele Cutchin, Melissa Griggs, Tiffany Patty, Jamie Groh, Aaron Justin Piland and Brandon Wade Piland; eight great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Pallie “P.B.” Barrett Piland Jr. and Janet Piland of Suffolk; numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held at Parr Funeral Home and Crematory, Suffolk, today at 11 a.m. officiated by the Rev. Jonathan Palmer. Burial will follow in Bethlehem Christian Church Cemetery.
Friends may join the family for at the residence.
Condolences may be registered online at www.parrfuneralhome.com.