William (Bill) Charles Earnest passed away February 18, 2022. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on May 4, 1942 to his late parents Donald and Lucy Earnest. He was raised in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania. Since childhood, Bill attended the same church as Mary Earnest (Masco), his future bride and love of his life since age 15.
After high school he attended Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics graduating in May of 1962 and was hired by Mohawk Airlines as a mechanic. September 29 of the same year, he wed Mary beginning nearly 60 years of marriage. Bill is survived by his wife Mary, younger brother Ralph and their three sons, David (Darla), Timothy (Kimberly), and Joesph (Sarah), and 5 grandchildren Danielle, Joshua, Devan, Rachel, and Rebekah, and one great grandchild Layla. Bill was preceded in death by his granddaughter Sarah.
Bill worked for one airline through multiple name changes, the eventual US Airways, for 50 and a half years. Once when Bill was asked to describe himself he replied, “I am a mechanic, I fix things.” And he rarely encountered something that he could not fix. He was actively involved in church ministries and leadership his entire life. Bill loved the Lord, his wife, and his family. He will be sorely missed by all.
Service will be 02/25/2022 @ 10:30 am at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, located at, 811 Orange Camp Road, Deland, Fl 32724 – 386-738-1811