William L (Bill) Wester died peacefully at the age of 90 at the Canton Nursing Center, Canton, Georgia on September 23, 2015.
Born in Bremen, Georgia on September 4, 1925, he
grew up in Carrollton and Temple, Georgia where he
high school sweetheart, June Hart in 1945.
During their 65 years of marriage Bill
and June Wester made their home in Carrollton, Rome and Canton, Georgia.
served in World War II in the Army Air Corp.
43 year career with Georgia Power Company
began in Carrollton in 1946.
He later served as Appliance Service Superintendent for the Rome Division and was District Manager of the Canton District from 1973 until his retirement in 1989.
Throughout his life, Bill Wester was active in community service, having served as past President of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, past President of the Rotary Club, Vice Chairman of the Development Authority of Cherokee County, and Member of the Reinhart College Board of Advisors.
He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, and First Baptist Church.
In 1992 he
was honored as the First Citizen of Cherokee County, in 1996 was named an Honorary Alumnus of Reinhardt College
, and in 2011 was Rotary Club
Volunteer of the Year for his
many years of service to the community, most recently his
volunteer work for Habitat for Humanity
William L. Wester
was the son of the late Reuben Loyd Wester and Ruby McCain Wester of Temple, Georgia.