Hervey, William Henry

Hervey, William Henry

GREENSBORO Bill "Mr. Wrangler" Hervey was born in Greenville, TX on November 7, 1924, and passed away on March 6, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, and his late wife of 68 years, Hoppy. After one year in college, he entered World War II and served in combat with the 42nd Infantry (Rainbow Division) in Europe. After the war, he attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX, earning a degree in textile engineering. It was there that Bill met Hoppy over a bridge table, leading to a long life of love, happiness, forgiveness, four wonderful sons, and worldwide travel. During their travels, Bill and Hoppy saw and experienced things which remained in their memories for the rest of their lives. Bill was employed by Blue Bell and VF Corporation for over 50 years, helping to establish and grow the Wrangler Jeans brand. He and Hoppy were supporters of West Irving Park United Methodist Church from its beginnings. They were early supporters of Greensboro’s Triad Stage, as well. Bill served a term as president during his many years as a member of the Kiwanis Club of Greensboro. He is survived by his four sons, Phil, Mike, Scott and his wife Barbara, and Jay and his wife Leslie. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. In a family setting at Greenhill Cemetery, Bill will be laid to rest beside Hoppy, where their marker reminds all that "They Came From Texas." A memorial service will be held at West Irving Park United Methodist Church, 1510 West Cone Boulevard, at 4 p.m., Sunday, March 12, 2018, with Rev. Brian Allen presiding. The family will gather with friends at church following the service. Donations in Bill’s memory may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice, in lieu of flowers and food. Hanes Lineberry North Elm Chapel is assisting the Hervey family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com.

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