Charles William “Bill” Tierney, 90, formerly of Lima, passed
away Thursday, November 9, 2017 at his home in Brevard,
NC. Born February 28, 1927 to the late William B. and
Evelyn (Crandall) Tierney.
Bill was a graduate of St. G erard High School in Lima
before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps which began his
respected military career. He proudly served with the
Marines during WWII and later with the U.S. Army during
the Korean War. Overall, his active and reserve service to
our country spanned 35 years before his retirement in 1982
as Infantry Colonel in the Army. Bill was a graduate of the
resident Infantry Officers Basic and Advanced courses, the
Command and General Staff College and the Industrial
College of National Defense University.
In civilian life, he retired from the former Nickel Plate
Railroad and Norfolk Southern Railways as Conductor. Bill
was a life member of the Marine Corps League, VFW Post
1275, Military Order of the Cootie, Military Officers of
America, BPOE 54 and a former national president of the
China Marine Association.
Bill will be deeply missed b y loving wife, Jennifer Tierney;
eight children, William Tierney of FL, Michael Tierney and
his wife Debbie of Cabot, AR; Denise Holland and her
husband Raymond of Englewood, OH, Kevin Tierney and
his wife Cathy of Lima, OH, Christopher Tierney and his
wife Sandi of Lebanon, OH, Erin Sturgeon and her
husband Rick of Amelia, OH, Brian Tierney of Lima, OH,
Kelly Barry and her husband John of Wapakoneta, OH; 23
grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren; 2 great-great
grandchildren; one sister, Shirley Howell of VA; one
nephew and three nieces.
In addition to his parents, B ill was preceded in death by his
former wife, Evelyn Rupert Tierney; sister, Susie Smith;
brothers-in-law, Bill Smith and Jim Howell; and grandsons,
Herbert Johnson, Jr., and Travis Tierney.
Funeral Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday,
November 16, 2017 at SIFERD-ORIANS FUNERAL
HOME, 506 North Cable Rd in Lima with Fr. Jim Szobonya
officiating. Graveside Services with military honors to follow
at Gethsemani Cemetery. Friends and family may call 2-4
and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the
funeral home with Wake Service at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions in Bill’s honor may be made to any
veterans’ charity of donor’s choice.