William L. Morehead, Sr. age 87 of Thompson Valley, VA died Sunday, July 30, 2017 at his home. He was born June 12, 1930 at Tazewell County, VA and was a son of the late John Newton Morehead and Ally Wimmer Morehead. William had worked for several years as a supervisor for the former General Instruments in Tazewell, VA and enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking. Mr. Morehead was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War, where he served as a Military Policeman. He was a Life Member of the Barns-Beavers VFW Post #7136 in Tazewell, VA.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Elizabeth Smith and Nancy Tayloe; two brothers, Daniel Morehead and Charles Morehead.
Those who survive to cherish his memory include his loving wife of sixty-two years, Georgia White Morehead; two sons, William L. Morehead, Jr. and wife, Sharon of Thompson Valley, VA and John Morehead and wife, Anna of Wesson, MS; one sister, Virginia Setchel of Vinton, VA; five grandchildren, William Morehead, III of Thompson Valley, VA, Brooke Rasnake of Independence, KY, Adam Morehead of Zachary, LA, Abbey Morehead of Tacoma, WA and Amelia Morehead of Wesson, MS; three great-grandchildren, Ashton Rasnake, Nicole Morehead and Jordan Morehead; a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends also survive.
The family will receive friends from 6 - 9 p.m. Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell, VA where Military Honors will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. by members of the Barns-Beavers VFW Post #7136 in Tazewell, VA.
Honoring Mr. Morehead's wishes, his body will be cremated and remaining services will be conducted privately.
Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Tazewell, VA is serving the family of Mr. Morehead and those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at
Published on July 31, 2017