William A. Geyer Sr. , 69, died Feb. 17, 2010 after a short but courageous battle with cancer.
He was born May 11, 1940, to Samuel and Ethel Geyer, and was the youngest of eight siblings.
He attended Central Point Elementary and Crater High School. Mr. Geyer joined the Navy and was stationed in Hawaii at Pearl Harbor from 1957 to 1961.
He married Carole Tate on Sept. 11, 1964 in Dayton, Wash. They spent many years doing Rod Runs and family outings. He got his GED with his son in 1982. Mr. Geyer worked for Cascade Wood Products for more than 35 years. He was an avid mechanic and street rod builder for 30 years. He enjoyed that until he found a new passion in arts and crafts and finding a new circle of friends. He created many one-of-a-kind priceless projects out of deer and elk horns, bones and frying pans. He enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Carole; two sisters, Gen Carney and Marlice (Fred) Brockman; a son, William A. Geyer Jr (Milisa); a daughter, Loni I. Geyer-O’Connor (Mike) and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother, father, step-father, three brothers and two sisters.
Per his wishes, there will be no memorial service. His ashes will be spread in the mountains so he can continue to pursue that elusive buck. A small family gathering will be held Feb. 27 at 1 p.m. at the home of Carole Geyer.