William Danforth  August 31 1941  May 3 2018

William Danforth August 31 1941 May 3 2018

Obituary for William Danforth Mr. William L. Danforth, age 76, died Thursday, May 3, 2018. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Monday, May 7, 2018 in the chapel of Hardy-Towns Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Baker officiating. Committal service will be held with Georgia Department of Corrections honor guard at 2 p.m. Monday at Andersonville National Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday evening from 5 til 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Danforth was born August 31, 1941 in Adel, Georgia to the late Ruby Sumner and J.C. Danforth. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church and retired from the Georgia Department of Corrections. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and passed his love of the outdoors to his grandchildren. Mr. Danforth joined the United States Army in 1958. As an enlisted man, he was promoted to sergeant and commissioned as a second lieutenant of infantry in 1965. He served two tours as an instructor with the U.S. Army Infantry School in Fort Benning. He served in Vietnam from June 1967 to June 1968. He also served as an infantry platoon leader and company commander with the 199th Light Infantry Brigade. He was awarded three Bronze Star Medals with Valor, an Air Medal, three Purple Hearts, two Army Commendation Medals, three Army Good Conduct medals and the Combat Infantryman Badge (CIB), and numerous other medals. He worked 20 years as a public safety instructor. He also served as commanding officer with the 377th Quartermaster Company and the Tifton Army Reserve Company from 1972 to 1974. He also served as Senior Vice Commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter #1000. Mr. Danforth is survived by his wife, Nora Danforth of Eastman; daughter, Cathy Maxwell (Durham) of Hartsfield; sons, William C. Danforth (Beth) of Valdosta and Robert W. Danforth (Sophia) of Eastman; nine grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren; and one brother, Larry Danforth (Jan) of Perry. He was predeceased by his parents, Ruby Sumner and J.C. Danforth; sister, Rosemary Crosby and brother, Johnny Danforth. Those serving as pallbearers will be members of the Georgia Department of Corrections and Georgia State Patrol. Hardy-Towns Funeral Home of Eastman is in charge of arrangements. www.hardy-towns.com Previous Events Visitation Map data ©2018 Google Terms of Use Get Driving Directions MAY 6. 05:00 PM – 07:00 PM Hardy-Towns Funeral Home 6399 Oak St. Eastman, GA, US, 31023 phardy2727@hotmail.com Funeral Service Map data ©2018 Google Terms of Use Get Driving Directions MAY 7. 11:00 AM Hardy-Towns Funeral Home 6399 Oak St. Eastman, GA, US, 31023 phardy2727@hotmail.com Committal Service Map data ©2018 Google Terms of Use Get Driving Directions MAY 7. 02:00 PM Andersonville National Cemetery 496 Cemetery Road Andersonville, GA, US, 31711 About Us Location Contact Us (478) 374-2727 Obituaries What We Do Who We Are Resources Plan Ahead Contact Us Share a Memory Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ William Danforth August 31, 1941 – May 3, 2018 Login Print The family of William Danforth created this Life Tributes page to make it easy to share your memories. Obituary & Service Mr. William L. Danforth, age 76, died Thursday, May 3,… View More Photos & Videos Share and view memories of William… View Photos & Videos Family Tree Add family, history, photos and more… Visit The Family Tree Tribute Wall Photos & Videos Obituary + More Information Obituary for William Danforth Mr. William L. Danforth, age 76, died Thursday, May 3, 2018. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Monday, May 7, 2018 in the chapel of Hardy-Towns Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Baker officiating. Committal service will be held with Georgia Department of Corrections honor guard at 2 p.m. Monday at Andersonville National Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday evening from 5 til 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Danforth was born August 31, 1941 in Adel, Georgia to the late Ruby Sumner and J.C. Danforth. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church and retired from the Georgia Department of Corrections. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and passed his love of the outdoors to his grandchildren. Mr. Danforth joined the United States Army in 1958. As an enlisted man, he was promoted to sergeant and commissioned as a second lieutenant of infantry in 1965. He served two tours as an instructor with the U.S. Army Infantry School in Fort Benning. He served in Vietnam from June 1967 to June 1968. He also served as an infantry platoon leader and company commander with the 199th Light Infantry Brigade. He was awarded three Bronze Star Medals with Valor, an Air Medal, three Purple Hearts, two Army Commendation Medals, three Army Good Conduct medals and the Combat Infantryman Badge (CIB), and numerous other medals. He worked 20 years as a public safety instructor. He also served as commanding officer with the 377th Quartermaster Company and the Tifton Army Reserve Company from 1972 to 1974. He also served as Senior Vice Commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter #1000. Mr. Danforth is survived by his wife, Nora Danforth of Eastman; daughter, Cathy Maxwell (Durham) of Hartsfield; sons, William C. Danforth (Beth) of Valdosta and Robert W. Danforth (Sophia) of Eastman; nine grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren; and one brother, Larry Danforth (Jan) of Perry. He was predeceased by his parents, Ruby Sumner and J.C. Danforth; sister, Rosemary Crosby and brother, Johnny Danforth. Those serving as pallbearers will be members of the Georgia Department of Corrections and Georgia State Patrol. Hardy-Towns Funeral Home of Eastman is in charge of arrangements. www.hardy-towns.com Previous Events Visitation Map data ©2018 Google Terms of Use Get Driving Directions MAY 6. 05:00 PM – 07:00 PM Hardy-Towns Funeral Home 6399 Oak St. Eastman, GA, US, 31023 phardy2727@hotmail.com Funeral Service Map data ©2018 Google Terms of Use Get Driving Directions MAY 7. 11:00 AM Hardy-Towns Funeral Home 6399 Oak St. Eastman, GA, US, 31023 phardy2727@hotmail.com Committal Service Map data ©2018 Google Terms of Use Get Driving Directions MAY 7. 02:00 PM Andersonville National Cemetery 496 Cemetery Road Andersonville, GA, US, 31711 What We Do Overview Designing Your Funeral Funeral Services Permanent Memorialization Veteran’s Services Who We Are Overview History & Staff Facilities & Directions Resources Overview When a Death Occurs Funeral Etiquette Frequently Asked Questions Plan Ahead Overview Why Should I Plan Ahead Pre-Planning Checklist Online Pre-Planning Form Contact Us Overview Obituaries Search Obituaries Obituary Notifications Contact Information Contact Us Telephone: (478) 374-2727 Fax: (478) 374-7067 Email: Click Here 365 Days of Grief Support Sign up for our daily email affirmations by entering your information below. 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