William “Willy” M. Searcy (March 31, 1951 – September 29, 2020)

William “Willy” M. Searcy (March 31, 1951 – September 29, 2020)

William M. Searcy was born March 31, 1951, in Pine, Missouri, to Goldie Davis and Everett Searcy. He was raised near Missouri and Arkansas in the early part of his life were he grew very close with his maternal grandparents William and Ethel Davis. During that time, he was introduced to welding and fabricating by his Uncle Bill Davis.

In 1969, at the young age of 18, he enlisted in the United Stated Marine Corps. He fought bravely in the Vietnam war where he was awarded National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry and a Pistol Marksman Badge. He was honorably discharged in 1970.

He continued his career in welding and fabricating after he returned from the war. He lived in Tennessee for several years before moving to California where he made some lifelong friends and built a strong relationship with his younger brothers. He moved to Rock Springs in 1995 with his brothers Billy and Orville Blount where he continued to live and work until the day God called him to rest.

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He enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with his family. He enjoyed working hard with his brothers, going rock hunting. He loved to go hunting with his brothers and the big family camping trips at The Gorge. He enjoyed shooting pool. He was a loyal friend, one of the hardest working men out there, the best uncle, a strong brother and a reliable teacher. He loved nature and mysteries of the earth. He was an avid reader. He always had a project he was working on. He was brave and humble and will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved him.

Proceeded in death by maternal grandparents William and Ethel Davis, parents Goldie Davis and Everett Searcy, brothers Donnie R. Blount, Thurman Blount, and Orville Blount, and sisters Barbara Blount and Judy Blount.

Survived by brother Billy D. Blount and wife Sherri L. Blount Rock Springs Wyoming; brother Donald E. Blount and wife Bertie P. Blount Gun Barel, Texas; sister Sharon Cavallo Rock Springs, Wyoming; sister Shirley Shutte De Soto, Missouri; nieces Patricia Guillen, Jessica Blount, Kimberly Blount, Kristina Blount, Rebecca Blagg, Cherrie Blagg, LeAnne Shutte, Roxanne Cobb, Candy Blount, Sara Guge, Tanya Longhenry, and Carissa Applegate; nephews Donny R Blount and spouse Andrea Macy, Mikel Blount, Donald Blount Jr, Kenneth Blagg, Randy Blount, and George Applegate; and 37 great nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, October 17, 2020, at the Eagles fraternal order No. 151 Located at 211 B St. Rock Springs, WY. William will be brought back home and laid to rest near his maternal grandparents William and Ethel Davis at the Bardley Cemetery in Ripley County Missouri.