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William “Bill” Sorg, 81, passed away peacefully August 23rd, 2021 following a long illness. Bill was born December 10th 1939 to Elmer Earl and Manilla Stone Sorg of Ashland, KY.

He was proceeded in death by his parents; sister, Jo Ann Pergrem; brother-in-law, Nard Pergrem; and niece, Dayna Pergrem Foster.

Bill graduated high school from Erie Boarding School, graduated with an accounting degree from Marshall University, and earned an MBA from Pepperdine University. He was a member of 1st United Methodist Church of Hinton, served as Chairman of the Endowment Committee, Finance Committee, and President of United Methodist Men. He served on the Fireman Civil Service Board for the City of Hinton, was on the Board of Hinton Area Foundation, the advisory Board of Appalachian Regional Healthcare, was active in Kiwanis and the Graham House, and taught Managerial Finance at Concord University.

Prior to college, Bill proudly served as a paratrooper with the 501st PIR in the 82nd Airborne Division.

Following his military service, Bill held various roles from auditor to Chief Financial Officer during a successful finance career. The majority of his career was spent in the petroleum industry with stints in the retail and paper industries.

Bill is survived by his wife, Roberta (Bobbi); son, Mark and daughter-in-law, Elaine of Mundelein, IL; son, Rhett of Pawleys Island, SC; grandchildren, Lindsay, Sebastian, and Savannah; sister, Peggy Frazier (Jim) of Winston Salam, NC; nieces, Narda Ingram and family and Marla Bornholt and family; nephew, Craig Pergrem and family.

Funeral arrangements were being handled by Pivont Funeral Home in Hinton, WV. Visitation hours were from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 26th, followed by a funeral service. Burial was in Ashland, KY. Children, grandchildren, and nephews were pallbearers.

Online condolences at www.pivontfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton, WV.

West Virginia Daily News has been serving Greenbrier and Monroe Counties since 1866.

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