William Keith Bias

January 22, 1935May 11, 2013
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Major William K. Bias, US Army Retired, passed away to be with his wife on Saturday, May 11, 2013. He was born in West Hamlin, WV on January 22, 1935. He was preceded in death by his wife Sonia Bias and by a daughter Vicki Wendle. He is survived by his children, Alicia Bias Long and husband John, William D. Bias and wife Barbara, Scott E. Bias, Michael D. Bias, Keith A. Bias and wife Kelli; 12 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and one sister, Delois Preston. Major Bias served in the U.S. Army for 20 years fighting in the Vietnam War which earned him a bronze star. He also served the remainder of his career for GISD as an ROTC commander for Ball HS and as a transportation director. Major Bias earned his bachelor’s degree from Marshall University in West Virginia and was a huge fan of the West Virginia Mountaineer’s football program. He also collected and maintained a Lionel train collection. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. The visitation will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. at Sunset Northwest Funeral Home, 6321 Bandera Rd. in San Antonio. The funeral service will be held on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home with Rev. Boots Levine officiating. The interment will follow at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery with military honors. To sign the online guestbook, please log on to


  • Visitation Thursday, May 16, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 17, 2013
  • Committal Service Friday, May 17, 2013

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June 6, 2013

Was sad to read this obit. of Bill in the Lincoln Journal...Sonia was my cousin we grew up together in Hamlin, W.Va...lots of childhood memories...lost contact over the years...never knew of her passing until I read this obit....Have some pictures would like to pass on to the family if

Buddy Cooper

May 23, 2013

My condolences and sympathy go out to Bill's family. Together, we were from West Hamlin, Guyan Valley H.S. and Marshall. Not only were we friends through our teen age years, but during the college time we were room mates. I feel a loss with his passing as our fellow room-mates have also died, Larry Cooper, Sonny Edwards, and our frequent visitor Cliff Cremeans. May God give each of you His peace and blessings. Buddy Cooper

Nick Voris

May 17, 2013

The Bias Family;

I know that nothing anyone may say at a time like this can ease your deep grief; but I pray that your family will soon find lasting comfort in the high regard everyone had for the "Major" and his accomplishments.

I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to meet your father and the occasion to work with the "Major" during my Coaching tenure at Galveston Ball. The "Major" was very exceptional as the Director of Transportation for the GISD.Your father was sincere, honest, loyal, a patriot and my friend. I shall miss him.

Nick Voris
Galveston, Texas

Karen Brown

May 17, 2013

My dear sweet friend Mike, the world was blessed to have your dad give all these years to our country. We are better people for having gentlemen like him as examples. Since I've met you, I see the qualities of giving in you. You did the sweetest most considerate things for your dad. He was blessed to have you & Boo-ba every moment. Such a beautiful loving family... Many prayers to you and Keith. May you be comforted with peace always. Love you!

Erica Cavender

May 16, 2013

Erica Cavender & Family

George Webb

May 16, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

May 16, 2013

Mike and family, so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Love your friends at MPC,

Dwayne Bertrand

May 16, 2013

Loosing your father fills your heart with pain.
Know that God is there for you and your family;
He will hold you in His arms and wipe the tears from your eyes.
He understands your pain, and feels the grief.
Just give to him your broken heart, for he, in time, will heal your pain.

Natalie Wilson

May 16, 2013

Thank You for serving our country, Sir.
In Loving Memory Of
Major W. K. Bias

Natalie Wilson

May 16, 2013

Mrs. Alicia Bias Long, family & friends~
You are all in my heart, thoughts and prayers.
My heartfelt sympathy is with you all during this most difficult time.
May you rest peacefully Mister Bias