William "Bill" Joseph Seibert Jr.
Waynesville — 1924-2013
William Joseph “Bill” Seibert Jr., 89, of Waynesville passed away Sept. 27, 2013. He graduated from Michigan State University in 1950 with a B.S. in Dairy Manufacturing and received his masters of education degree from East Carolina University in 1966.
He spent 13 years in Dairy Processing Industry in various managerial capacities. In 1963, he joined the N.C. Community College System as head of the Agriculture Department at Wayne Technical Institute.
In 1966, Mr. Seibert joined Haywood Technical Institute as director of vocational & technical education. While in the Community College System, he researched, developed and implemented twelve curriculum programs in the technical and vocational fields, including the Wood Products Sawmill Complex.
In 1976, he joined Dayco Corporation in the purchasing department and retired in 1988 as Senior Buyer. Following retirement, he was an instructor in the Adult Basic Education Department at Haywood Community College.
Mr. Seibert was a ruling elder at Hazelwood Presbyterian Church and served on the Board of Directors of The Rotary Club of Waynesville. He was an avid model railroader and member of the Board of Directors of the Western North Carolina Model Railroaders’ Association.
Mr. Seibert was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 53 years, Cynthia Seibert. Survivors include his son William Joseph Seibert III of Raleigh and his daughter Kay Seibert O’Hara of Atlanta, Georgia; and six grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20 at Hazelwood Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until the hour of the service. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Hazelwood Presbyterian Church.
Garrett Funerals and Cremations is caring for the Seibert Family. www.garrettfuneralsandcremations.com