William M. Schoppert
January 31, 1935 – June 30, 2018
William Marvin Schoppert, born January 31, 1935 in Blairton, WV, departed this life on June 30, 2018. He was the son of the late Roy Franklin Schoppert, Sr. and Mary Aletha Stanley Schoppert. He wore many hats in his lifetime from working as a caddy at Opequon Golf Course at the age of 10 to orchard work and construction. He worked on building the I-81 from exit 16 to 23. He worked for Frye’s Quarry, Dunn and Seibert as a tire recapper. He then worked for Schmidt Baking Co retiring in 1997. After retirement he worked for the I81 Courtesy Patrol and then 6 years for Kent Parson Ford. He was a volunteer for many years with the Hedgesville Vol. Fire & Rescue Co. He served in the United States Air Force 1954 to 1956 at Sampson Air Force Base in NY leaving as an Airman 3rd Class. His love of sports went from playing baseball and softball for many Martinsburg teams to bowling and playing golf in his later years. He enjoyed traveling with his brother and nephew, and brother-in-law to Georgia to watch the Masters Golf Tournaments. He coached Martinsburg Pee Wee basketball and was instrumental in the revision of the Hedgesville girls softball teams in the 60’s. He is survived by his children: Colleen V. Beauchesne and spouse, Lionel “Lee”, Cheryl M. Young and spouse, Decatur “Dee”, Donald L. Markley and wife, Sue, and Bridget Kim Schoppert; one sister, Dorothy Hudspith; one sister-in-law, Shirley G. Schoppert; granddaughters: Sarah L. Beard and spouse, Chris, Melissa A. Benton and spouse, Matthew, and Marleen D. Young; and great-grandchildren: Cameron W. Beard, Addyson L. Beard, and Dilyn M. Benton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Berniece Leona Schoppert, who preceded in death in 2011; a son, Brian Keith Schoppert; brothers: Roy, Jr., Charles Nelson, and James; and sisters: Nellie V. Triggs and Mildred Shade. Family will receive friends on Thursday, July 5, 2018 from 6-8pm at Rosedale Funeral Home. Private graveside services will be held in Rosedale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hedgesville Vol. Fire Dept. at PO Box 135, Hedgesville, WV 25427, or to the charity of ones choice.
- Visitation Thursday, July 5, 2018
William M. Schoppert
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July 4, 2018
My deepest sympathy to all the family. I will never forget Uncle Will's smile. I know how rough this last year or so was and know he now is with the loved ones he has been missing and His Lord and Savior. He is whole once again.