William Somervill

Aug. 18, 2017

William Somervill (BS METALLURGY ’57), Huntland, Tennessee, died Aug. 2, 2017, at the Southern Tennessee Regional Health System in Winchester, Tennessee. He was 82.

He was born to Ralph and Ruth (Scofield) Somervill in Jackson, Michigan, in 1935, and graduated from Jackson High School in June 1953.

He receive a bachelor’s degree in metallurgy from Michigan State University in 1957. He also received a master’s degree in computer systems management from the U.S. Naval Post Graduate School.

During a career of 22 years in the Navy, Commander Somervill served aboard two aircraft carriers, various ship repair facilities and at the Pentagon. Upon retirement from the Navy in 1980, he moved to Fayetteville, Tennessee, where he opened an Edward Jones Investment office.

Services were Aug. 12 at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Burial will be in Jackson, Michigan.

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