William R. Narehood
William R. "Bill" Narehood, 85, of Beaver Springs, passed away on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg after a brief illness.
He was born Aug. 24, 1934, in Beavertown, Snyder County, a son of the late John D. and Clara E. (Solomon) Narehood. On Jan. 24, 1953, he married the former Pearl I. Trego who survives.

Bill attended grade school in Beavertown and Beaver Vocational High School.

He leaves his wife of 66 years, Pearl I. (Trego) Narehood; four daughters and their husbands, Bonnie M. and Alanson E. Johnson of Lewisburg, Noreen K. and Stephen J. Malaney of Middleburg, Vickie M. DePhillips of Sunbury, and Wanda E. and David W. Kline of Winfield; six grandchildren, Jonathan R., Erik L., Zachary W., and Naomi P., Denae K., Crissa A.; one stepgranddaughter; six great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-granddaughters; and two sisters, Betty E. Hassinger and Shirley M. Wenrich.
He was preceded in death by one son-in-law, Richard L. DePhillips on July 19, 2008.

In his early years he drove a garbage truck and later for Ira Middleswarth & Son, Beavertown delivering potato chips. He worked for the former Faylor-Middlecreek Inc. and retired from PennDOT as a heavy equipment operator in 1994.
He was a member of Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, Troxelville, where he had served on church council and also chairperson of the property committee. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Selinsgrove. He was a former member of Middlecreek Valley Antique Association.
Back in the day, he and his family had a recreational lot in Shady Nook and spent weekends on the Susquehanna River boating, water skiing and picnics.
Bill and Pearl got interested in "dump digging", antique bottle digging in the late 60s, early 70s. On occasion, one or more of his daughters would go along on a dig. He especially liked collecting kerosene lamps.
Bill had a passion for Allis Chalmers tractors. He spent his retirement years restoring a fleet of Allis Chalmers. One of Bill's grandsons, Erik, was often there to help his Pap on restorations. Bill and his wife enjoyed attending tractor shows with his tractors. Anyone who would stop in to visit...he always took them to the "barn" to show his display of tractors. Bill enjoyed reading the Lancaster Farmer newspaper, his Allis Chalmers tractor magazines, word search puzzles and most recently, napping.
An avid hunter, Bill was a longtime member of Tiger Rod & Gun Club, Troxelville.
Bill and Pearl also experienced a most memorable trip of their lifetime, to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary they flew to Hawaii sightseeing.
One of his greatest pleasures was to go to Rayauda's Restaurant, Beaver Springs in the early morning to meet the "coffee klatsch".

At his request, he will donate his body for the advancement of science care.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8994 Route 235, Beavertown. Friends and family are invited to a time of visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. A Masonic Rite will be held prior to the memorial service in the church social room. Pastor Matthew D. Schuster will preside.
Graveside interment will be held at a later date in the Troxelville Union Cemetery.

Contributions in William's memory may be made to Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8994 Route 235, Beavertown, PA 17813; or American Heart Association, 1020 Ash St., Kulpmont, PA 17834 (in honor of Richard L. DePhillips).

The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff at Evangelical Hospital for the exceptional care they gave to William during his last days, and also to his wonderful in home caregivers, Shana, Tanner, Renae, Dianne, and Cindy.
Arrangements are under the care of Pheasant Funeral Home, 130 S. Zechman St., Beavertown, PA 17813.
John 14:2 In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you.
R. I. P. "Tractor Man"
Published on November 6, 2019

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