William (Bill) G. Reay

FORT STOCKTON – William (Bill) G. Reay, 72 of Fort Davis, died in Fort Stockton April 16, 2015. He was born on Jan. 1, 1943, to George and Winifred Reay in Toronto, Canada. He served the US military in the Air Force. Mr. Reay attended the University of Arizona where he met his wife Linda and received a bachelor of science degree in micro-paleontology. He completed all course work towards his Master's degree at the University of Southern California before being transferred to Indonesia by Unocal, the company he worked with for 30 years. He and Linda retired to Fort Davis in 1999 where he was active in a number of organizations including the Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce, having served as a director for several years. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Linda Reay of Fort Davis; nephews Michael R. Smith and Robert K. Elliot; nieces Suzanne L. Soto, Janell D. Smiley and Jennifer L. Smedshammer, 13 great nephews and 
nieces and one great great nephew. A private memorial for him will be at a later date. Heritage Funeral Home of the Big Bend of Fort Stockton was in charge of arrangements. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at the funeral home's website
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