William E. Felton

October 24, 1939 ~ April 22, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old

William Felton Obituary

William Elmer Felton, 83, of Rockwood, went to be with the Lord on April 22, 2023, at The Patriot, Somerset. Born October 24, 1939, in Milford Township, a son of Clinton R. Felton and Gladys Louise (Swank) Felton. Preceded in death by parents, brother James R. Felton, brother Clifford R. Felton, sister-in-law Mildred Felton, and brother-in-law Dean Shaulis. Survived by his wife of 33 years, Donna (Bruck) Felton; daughter Kelly Jo Transue (husband, Bruce), of Hunter, NY, son Willliam Charles Felton, daughter J. Lynn Helsel (husband, Douglas), and son Russell Jon Felton (wife, Patricia), all of Johnstown, PA; nine grandchildren: Joshua Transue (wife, Katharine), of Olympic Valley, CA, Jeremy Transue (wife, Olivia), of Lake Placid, NY, Jon Cody Transue, of Arlington, VA, Leiken Felton and Madison Felton, both of D'Iberville, MS, Major Dustin Helsel USAF, of Colorado Springs, CO, Katelynn Shumaker (husband, Lucas), of Johnstown, PA, Samantha Felton, of Charlottesville, VA, and Jakob Felton, of Johnstown, PA; seven great-grandchildren: Leia Transue, Arwyn Transue, Hunter Transue, Steele Transue, Vaeda Rose Transue, Leif Shumaker and Penelope Shumaker; sister Shirley "Jean" Shaulis, of Somerset, PA, brother Rudy Felton (wife, Deborah), sister Judy Payne (husband, Douglas), and brother Kevin Felton (wife, Sharon), all of Cleveland, TN; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and a lot of friends. Bill worked on his Grandfather Felton's farm when he was in 7th and 8th grades. During his sophomore, junior and senior years of high school, he worked for Harold Brant doing farm work during the summer months. He worked as a dish washer at the Coffee Shop in Somerset. He worked at Eastern Motor Sales in Somerset from 1957 for about six years, where he changed tires, oil, filters and greased tractors and cars, washed them, pumped gas and cleaned windshields. In 1963, he worked as a railroad brakeman for one month, and then worked as a mechanic for Lloyd Cober at the Mack Garage in Somerset for the next year. From 1964-1973, he worked at Cooper-Jarrett, Irwin, PA, as a foreman for three years, then as a mechanic. He began driving for United Parcel Service in 1973. He worked for Easor for one month while UPS was on strike. Then he went back to work at UPS full time in 1974 and worked there continuously until he had an arm injury and retired in 1996. He later worked for Hoover's Outfitting for ten years. He served as a school board director at Rockwood Area School District for several years. Bill was a 1957 graduate of Somerset Joint High School, was a member of International Brotherhood of Teamsters since 1964, and was a life member of National Rifle Association of America. Former member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Glen Savage, now member of Somerset Church of God. He enjoyed hunting deer, watching World of Outlaws and Nascar races, watching westerns on TV (especially when they involved John Wayne or Clint Eastwood), traveling, blowing snow and mowing grass with his John Deere tractor (he nicknamed "John"), and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with friends, family and watching his grandchildren compete in sports. Bill always liked cars. Although he never owned one, his favorite was a 1957 turquoise-and-white Chevy Bel Air. His second choice was a 1964 red-and-white Chevy Corvette convertible. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hauger-Zeigler Funeral Home, Somerset, and 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at Somerset Church of God, 1020 W. Main St., Somerset, where a service will immediately follow at 10 a.m with Pastor H. Dean Sisk officiating. Interment Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery of Glen Savage, 630 Church Rd., Fairhope. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Somerset Church of God, P. O. Box 441, Somerset, PA 15501, or to Windber Hospice, 600 Somerset Ave., Windber, PA 15963. To leave a condolence please visit

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