William Laws

July 12, 2013

William Laws

William B. Laws of Mattawan, Michigan, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013 in Kalamazoo at Rose Arbor Hospice. Mr. Laws was born October 11, 1930 in Lawton to Harry and Ethel (Emorey) Laws.

During the Korean Conflict he served his country in the U.S. Army. For 42 years he was employed as a pipe fitter with Georgia Pacific, retiring in 1992. In his leisure time Bill loved to garden and spend time with his children.

Surviving are two daughters and two sons, Sharon Bowerman and Carol Williams, both of Kalamazoo, Gary (Dianne) Laws of Bangor and Kenneth (Mary) Laws of Mattawan; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Altha (Sonny) Belcher of Kalamazoo; a sister-in-law, Virginia Laws of Allegan; several nieces and nephews; and his dog, Bleu.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Marian (Meints) Laws; and five brothers, Richard, Harry Jr., Howard, Edward and Robert.

Friends may visit with Bill’s family from 11 to 12 Noon on Monday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where Funeral Services will be held at Noon with Pastor Merlyn Jones officiating and Military Honors conducted by V.F.W. Post #3030. Burial will be at Mount Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Kalamazoo.

Contributions in memory of Bill may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan/Rose Arbor Hospice Residence.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

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