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A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Mortuaries Bethany Chapel

710 West Bethany Home Road, Phoenix, AZ

OBITUARY

Will Melvin SHEGOG

March 24, 1960February 15, 2019

Unclaimed Veteran Receives Military Funeral through Dignity Memorial’s Homeless Veterans Burial Program

PHOENIX, Ariz. (February 25, 2019) – An unclaimed veteran will be laid to rest with full military honors at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 27, at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona (23029 Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ 85024). The burial is sponsored by A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Mortuary and the Dignity Memorial Homeless Veterans Burial Program.

Mr. Will Melvin Shegog was born in Illinois and lived in the Phoenix area after serving in the U.S. Air Force from June 1978 through Sept. 1979. He passed away Feb. 15, 2019.

"The Dignity Memorial Homeless Veterans Burial Program is a cooperative effort designed to ensure that veterans who are homeless, indigent, and have no family receive the honors in death that their service in life merited," said David Hinton of Dignity Memorial. "We're honored to assist in giving Mr. Shegog the dignified military services he deserves.”

The Patriot Guard Riders will escort the funeral procession from A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Mortuary (710 W. Bethany Home Rd) to the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. Those who wish to participate in the escort should arrive at the funeral home no later than 9:45 a.m.

The public and members of the media are invited to attend the burial in support of Mr. Shegog’s service to the nation.

About A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Mortuary A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Mortuary is a proud Dignity Memorial® provider in Phoenix. The Dignity Memorial network of more than 2,000 funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers is North America’s most trusted resource for funeral and memorialization services. Dignity Memorial providers offer an unmatched combination of products and locations serving families with care, integrity, respect and service excellence to celebrate each life like no other. For more information, visit www.dignitymemorial.com.

Services

  • Graveside Service Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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Lori Byrd Johnson

June 9, 2019

I'm just seeing this. It is so sad to hear that Will's body lay unclaimed at the end of his journey. Rest peacefully my friend in the arms of the Lord.

Cheryl Johnson

March 6, 2019

You were my first boyfriend in high school. Nobody probably knew but we were friends. Rest In Peace my friend May God give your family strength. You fought a good fight now you have finished the course and you have gone to see what the end is for you. Gods speed to you. See you in heaven. Cheryl

EVERETT WELLS

March 4, 2019

I grew up with bro Will he was always easy going and pleasant to talk with. His family has my deepest condolences. My God Bless the family in this time of bereavement

Stephen Mittons

March 4, 2019

I grew up in the same community and attend the same schools as Will. Our families were cordial and respectful. My memories of Will is of a person with a quiet strength. A person of solid charater and a strong moral base. I never knew of him to be in conflict with anyone. As I look back, persons of this calaber are few and far between. As a fellow veteran, I am proud that this organization has provided Will with dignity at his lifes end. Thank you all and God Bless you Will.

Robert Ellington-Snipes

March 4, 2019

It is very unfortunate that I received the news late concerning the passing of my good friend and brother Will Shegog, though we haven't spoken in a few years, whenever we saw each other, we would pick up where we left off. From our grade school through our high school days, after we were grown, when you returned from the service and even when you completed your Association Degree in Accounting and thereafter, I could never forget our talks, even though I know the roads were rough in your life, you never wanted to be a bother to anybody, if you were hurting you would never tell nobody because you didn't want to be a bother to nobody. There were so many resources available you didn't want to be a bother or accept handouts, but one thing you had to accept was the fact that you served in the military and America couldn't treat you as a pauper, no America gives it Soldier a homegoing service with dignity and respect, now you're with your family and another soldier that died in Service your Brother Robert! Maybe that's why though miles apart we remain brother's at heart! Love you Bro, Commissioner Robert S. Ellington-Snipes.

Jc Nobles

February 27, 2019

God Speed and Fare Well Brother. We'll see you on the other side. Sometimes Family doesn't have to be blood related. Many of us were present in spirit.

Dale Haines

February 27, 2019

William, I didn't know you personally and we aren't related by blood, but you are extended family by virtue of your service. It was my honor to pay my respects today. Till Valhalla brother.

Vanessa Delgado

February 27, 2019

Thank you for your service, Will. RIP

Whitney Loewe

February 27, 2019

Thank you for your service to our country sir.
May you now be in peace, and comfort.
Wish I was able to attend your ceremony but please know my heart was there.
<3 Whitney

Pamela Hart

February 27, 2019

God bless you.

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