William P. “Bill” Harnishfeger, 75, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Born in Lima, Ohio, Bill was the son of the late Alfred P. and Olive Leona May Harnishfeger. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Bill was a crane operator and a longtime member of Operating Engineers Union Local No. 917. He retired from Barnhart Crane in Knoxville, Tenn. Bill enjoyed riding motorcycles and was a member of the Goldwing Riders Association Chapter M. He and Fran visited every chapter in the state of Tennessee. He enjoyed square dancing and was a member of the Grandview Twirlers. Bill enjoyed painting and drawing, cooking and working with wood. He was a member the VFW Post in Lima, Ohio, and First Presbyterian Church of Spring City. Bill was preceded in death by his first wife, Kay Harnishfeger.
Survivors include his wife, Fran High Harnishfeger, of Spring City; daughters, Susan (Brandon) Shriver, of Wyoming, and Marie Harnishfeger, of Marysville, Wash.; stepchildren, Bob (Betty) High and Pat (Mike) Hensley, both of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Jackie L. (Dennis) Farrer, of Pittsburg, Penn.; brother, Alvin Lee (Molly) Harnishfeger, of Hemet, Calif.; sisters, Anna (Randal Crocker) Prock, of Tazewell, Tenn., and Leona (William) Harden, of Richmond, Mich.; and grandchildren, Ginger Shenefelt, of Wyoming, and Aspen Shenefelt, of Idaho.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Forgey officiating. Interment with military honors will be at Spring City Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wolf Creek Baptist Church, 5225 Wolf Creek Road, Spring City, TN 37381.
Vaughn Funeral Home in Spring City is in charge of arrangements. Share condolences and memories of Bill Harnishfeger at www.vaughn-funeral-home.com.