William Earl Tison, 83, died Monday, June 4, 2018. He was the son of the late Hampton Dewitt Tison and Alma Long Tison. He was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Earl Tison; two brothers, Murle Tison and Lloyd Tison; and three sisters, Lois Rhuvene King, Virginia Butler and Doris Hamaker.
He was a member of Emerson Freewill Baptist Church.
He was a retired Tech Sergeant in the U.S. Air force for 21 years and served during the Gulf War.
The family will receive friends from 1–2:15 p.m. Friday, June 8 in the McKenzie Mortuary Chapel followed by a funeral service at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Heath Connor officiating. Burial will be in Whiteville Memorial Cemetery and Military Honors will be conducted by the U.S. Air Force.
He is survived by one sister, Jewell Williams of Ash; special friend and caregiver, Yvonne Strickland of Green Sea, S.C.; a stepson, Kevin Strickland of Las Vegas, Nev.; and several nieces and nephews.