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Harold W. "Bill" Markword

Harold W. "Bill" Markword

Harold W. "Bill" Markword

Harold W. "Bill" Markword, age 95, of Quincy, died on Friday, March 13, 2020 in Sunset Home. Bill was born on June 9, 1924, in Quincy, the son of Herschel and Hazel (Steele) Markword. He married Lucille Henriques on July 11, 1942 in Our Ladies of Angels Church, Fall River, MA. She preceded him in death on March 21,2003.

After high school, Bill served his country during WWII from September 3, 1941 until June 8, 1947 in the US Navy.

He then began work at Huck Manufacturing and Fixture Company, working for 41 years, retiring in May 1989.

Bill was in the Quincy Volunteer Emergency Corp. for thirty years, for 13 years he was a volunteer in the Neighborhood Watch and Crime Stoppers. He served on the Board of Directors (charter member) and Adams County Board.

He is survived by a son, Robert William Markword; sisters: Phyllis Wiseman, Donna Smith and Naomi Hocker; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and a son, John "Jack" Markword, a brother, H. Louis Markword and brothers-in-law: Don Wiseman, Sam Smith and Austin Hocker.

Bill's wishes were to donate his body to the University of Iowa. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. in Parkview Church. There is no visitation, but friends are invited to attend the services. Arrangements are in the care of Duker & Haugh Funeral Home.

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