William K. Hymers

February 20, 1950November 24, 2018

William K. Hymers, Billy, passed away in his winter home in Margate, Florida on November 24, 2018 with his loving family by his side. He had fought a courageous battle with cancer.

William was born February 20, 1950 in Delhi, NY, the son of the late Douglas and Tarisa Hymers. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Inez; daughter, Tarisa Finne (Dan); grandchildren, Ethan and Torryn; sisters, Roberta "Bobbie" and Peggy Hall (Ed); brother, Wayne Hymers (Peg); aunt, Betty and several loved nieces, nephews, cousins and step family.

Bill attended Oneonta City Schools graduating high school in 1969. He attended SUNY Delhi.

He was a very supportive husband, father, brother, grandfather, friend to many. He was a man of God, trusting Lord Jesus Christ. Bill was a very active participant in the Main Street Baptist Church, Oneonta, NY.

Bill was a fierce competitor with a servant's heart. He will best be remembered for being kind and loving, always willing to give a helping hand, and his devotion to his grandchildren and all his family.

Bill was raised in the family business where he developed a love of cars. He liked outdoor activities such as: TENNIS, pickleball, bicycling, sailing and camping. He also liked to line dance and to travel. He was known by friends as the "Rummicube Champion! ".

Bill was a tractor trailer driver for over 40 years. The majority of that time he delivered feed for Blue Seal Feeds in and out of many farms in rural upstate NY.

The family requests that any memorial donations be made in honor of Bill to Catskill Area Hospice, 297 River Street Service Road, Oneonta, NY 13820.

Funeral services will be held on April 27, 2019 at the Main Street Baptist. Further information will be posted in the Daily Star and the Hometown papers in April.

Condolences to the family may be made online at

Local arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home of Oneonta.


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James Wright

December 2, 2018

I worked with Bill for many years at Blue Seal feeds. He was a real hustler and an excellent employee. Very well liked and respected by his co-workers and the farm customers he delivered feed orders to. I last saw Bill about 11 years ago, and glad to remember him as he was his old self then. Though not suffering, I too have been treated for Cancer the last 2 years, and feel sad that he needed to grapple with it as well. God Bless Mrs Hymers and family. Written with our love Jim and Grace Wright.

Christine Wilsey

December 1, 2018

Rest in Peace, old friend. Prayers for Inez and your family.

Vic and Debbi Silvernail

December 1, 2018

The world was a much better place with Billy part of it. We will miss the discussions and debates that were so common during our time spent at McD's. Lots of fun memories that go all the way back to high school will be held close to our hearts. Inez, Tarissa and family our deepest sympathies to all of you, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.