More | Obituaries | The Meadville Tribune
December 20, 1920 –
October 2, 2021
Wyllys Clark “Bill” More died on October 2, 2021 at the Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community in Meadville, Pennsylvania, where he had resided since 2017. He was born on December 20, 1920, son of James Philo and Julia Clark. More and has lived most of his life in Centerville. He graduated from Colestock High School in Titusville in 1940. He served in the United States Army during World War II and answered a second call to duty during the Korean conflict. He served proudly, but humbly, keeping his time as a soldier and his war experiences private.
He married Mary Patricia Horony on November 16, 1946 and together they raised a family of four children. As a resident of the community of Centerville, he continued his commitment to serve and actively supported the Centerville Volunteer Fire Department, was a member of the Centerville Borough Council and a member of the United Methodist Church of Town center.
He retired in 1983 after 32 years with the Universal Cyclops Specialty Steel division in Titusville. Upon retirement, he enjoyed his love of the outdoors and spent time hunting, hiking, or just sitting quietly in nature. He also enjoyed spending time in his garden or occasionally playing golf with friends.
He loved his house and its rural setting. As an avid hunter and sportsman, he was drawn to “the forest and the fields” and spent hours there, always respectful of the law, of the property and of the game he pursued. As much as he craved the solitude of the outdoors, he also enjoyed being with his family and looked forward to gatherings with everyone in attendance, whether it was an evening bonfire or Thanksgiving with everyone at the family home. .
Mr More was predeceased by his four siblings and his wife Pat, who passed away on November 17, 2016, the day after their 70th wedding anniversary. He was devoted to his wife and spent the last years of his life caring for her, even giving up the outdoors to look after her. He was the kind of man he was.
He is survived by his four children; Patricia More Koeneke (Steve), James Michael More (Carol), Wyllys Clark More Jr. and Timothy Jack More (Ginny), six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Wyllys Clark More was a man of quiet dignity, finding satisfaction in living his life “in the present”, never giving in to the burdens of the past, or worrying about the future. For those who knew him, he was a special man. He will be sorely missed, but will be remembered by all.
No public visit will be observed.
Donations in memory of Mr. More may be made to the Centerville United Methodist Church Trust Fund 18679 Erie Street Centerville, PA 16404.
Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home 303 N. Washington St. Titusville, PA 16354 is in charge of the arrangements.
If you would like to leave condolences to the family, visit garrettfuneralhomeinc.com
Published on October 9, 2021