William B. "Bill" Fanter, of Cottonwood, died April 21, 2008. He was born in Bakersfield, Calif., on July 24, 1934, to Edward Eugene and Bertha S. (Gleckier) Fanter.
Bill attended the Ceres, Calif., schools, following which he furthered his education at the Modesto Junior College.
Bill also served his country during the Korean War as a private first class with the U.S. Army. Professionally, he worked as the deputy sheriff of Stanislaus, Colo., and Modesto, Calif.
His hobbies included woodworking and camping.
Bill leaves behind his wife, Reva L. Fanter of Cottonwood; his son Charles F. "Chuck" (Kim) Fanter of Boise, Idaho; his three daughters, Eva M. (Rick) McKee of Denver, Colo., Terri L. (Jim) Branham of Livingston, Calif., and Shelia R. (Chris) Lones of Lizella, Ga.; his two brothers, Eugene (Loretta) Fanter of Manteca, Calif., and Lee (Judy) Fanter of Las Vegas, Nev.; his four sisters, Carolee (Leonard) Fisher of San Luis Obispo, Calif., Dora Wolfe of Washington, Bonnie (Dick) Whittier of Goodyear, and Nellie (Ben) Sneather of California; as well as, 11 grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be at Westcott Funeral Home on April 26 at 1 p.m.
An online guestbook is available at www.westcottfuneralhome.com.