William L. Lincoln – Lincoln

William L. Lincoln – Lincoln

William L. Lincoln, 93, of Lincoln passed away peacefully Saturday, September 22, 2018, at Silver Creek Nursing Home, Bristol. He was the beloved husband of Marilyn C. (Milligan) Lincoln. Bill and Marilyn would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this October 16.

A lifelong resident of Lincoln, he was a son of the late Leroy and Mary (Patterson) Lincoln. He was a longtime summer resident of Prudence Island where he served as a member of its Volunteer Fire Department and was also a member of its Water Department.

He was an electrician for Owens Corning Fiberglas for 28 years before retiring in 1984. Bill was a volunteer fireman for the Saylesville Fire Department for 55 years retiring as Deputy Chief.

He was a direct descendant of Roger Williams. He was a World War II Navy veteran.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Susan Lincoln and her partner, Scott Paulhus, of Lincoln, and Betsy Hanson and her husband, Eric, of Tiverton; one son, William D. Lincoln and his wife, Lorna, of Tiverton; one sister, Elizabeth Preti of Cape Elizabeth, Maine; one sister-in-law, Jane Lincoln, of Maryland; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Dr. Robert Lincoln.

His Requiem Eucharist will be held Saturday, September 29, at 11 a.m., in Christ Church, 1643 Lonsdale Ave., Lincoln. His burial, with military honors, will be private at Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Calling Hours are respectfully omitted.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bill’s memory to Christ Church, P.O. Box 245, Lincoln, RI 02865, or to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516, would be appreciated.

For directions and guest book, please visit www.bellowsfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements entrusted with Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln.