William G. Hovis, age 61, died unexpectedly and was found at his home on Mystic Road, LeBoeuf Township on Thursday, December 18, 2008. A lifelong resident of the Waterford area, he was born November 29, 1947 in Erie, the son of the late Ernest W. and Mary Pender Hovis.
Bill retired from General Electric after 35 years of employment. He loved animals and was an avid motorcyclist and a member of the Midnight Brotherhood. Bill was an talented musician and many years ago played with various local bands. He served in the US Navy from 1966-70 and was a member of the American Legion Post 285 of Waterford.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Hovis, and a sister, Deborah Hovis.
Survivors include two sisters, Sharon Pieri and her partner Heidi Wigham of Westfield, NY, and Lorie Watson and her partner Betsy Sauers of Erie; his estranged wife, Amy Hovis; his stepson, Jesse Shields and his wife Janna and their children; several nieces and nephews; and his special friends, Pam Hovis Rapoza and Ed Weary.
Friends may call at the Van Matre Funeral Home, 105 Walnut Street, Waterford on Sunday from 3:00pm until the time of the funeral service at 6:30pm. Rev. Dennis Fetter, pastor of Asbury United Methodist Church of Waterford, will officiate. Burial will be in Waterford Cemetery.