William Henry Phinney

August 13, 1932 - August 26, 2019
William Henry Phinney


William Henry Phinney, age 87 of Leland House passed away on Monday, August 26, 2019.

He was born in Massachusetts on August 13, 1932, to Harold Phinney and Lillian Warren Phinney. Preceded in death by a son, Billy Phinney and a brother Bob Phinney.

William was a proud veteran of the US Army serving in the Korean War.

He is survived by his children, Linda Walker (Steve), Ronnie Phinney (Jeannie), Laurie Augustin (Gary), Merry McCulloch (Randy), and Karen McDougall; the mother of his children, Rita Roy Phinney; four grandchildren, Brian Walker, Scott Walker, Stephanie Bagwell, and Kara Ricks; three great-grandchildren, Estelle, Paxton, and Zoey; special companion of many years, Marge Rowland.

“We love you, always have and always will”.

Memorial service plans are pending.

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  • August 28, 2019
    Marge Rowland says:
    Bill Phinney was a successful businessman in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He started Phinney Mobile Homes which he operated for over 15 years. He also was the first independent owner of Broward Tag & Title Company for many years. He was a pleasant man with a smile for everyone. We'll all miss Bill but never forget him. My sympathy to the entire Phinney Family.

  • April 11, 2020
    Ellen Kipfer says:
    I only found out about Uncle Bill passing recently. I am so sorry for my cousins and Marge. We lost contact but I have incredibly fond memories. God speed to all. Best, Elly