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William Robert Hightower

Male 1925 - 2005


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  • Name  William Robert Hightower  [1
    Born  9 Jan 1925  Vader, Lewis County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1930  Stockton, San Joaquin County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Robert Hightower, son, male, white, age 5, single, did not attend school since September 1929, could not read or write, born in Washington, father's birthplace South Carolina, mother's birthplace Wisconsin, state code: 96, occupation none
    World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946  12 Apr 1943  Sacramento, Sacramento County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Name: William R. Hightower; Birth Year: 1925; Race: White, citizen (White); Nativity State or Country: Washington; State: California; County or City: San Joaquin
           
      Enlistment Date: 12 April 1943; Enlistment State: California; Enlistment City: Sacramento; Branch: No branch assignment; Branch Code: No branch assignment; Grade: Private; Grade Code: Private; Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law; Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men); Source: Civil Life
           
      Education: 3 years of high school; Civil Occupation: Laborer; Marital Status: Single, without dependents; Height: 48; Weight: 119
    Died  1 Jan 2005  Stockton, San Joaquin County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Obituary  6 Jan 2005  Stockton, San Joaquin County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    The Record 
    • William Robert Hightower, 79, of Stockton, passed away on Saturday, January 1, 2005, in Hospice House. Born on January 9, 1925, in Vader, Washington, he was a shop supervisor at Sharpe's Army Depot for 20 years. William was a member of San Joaquin Lodge #19 F. & A.M., Stockton Scottish Rite Bodies, Ben Ali Temple, and San Joaquin Shrine Club. He served in the Army during World War II where he participated in the Normandy Invasion and the Battle of the Bulge.

      He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Beverly J. Hightower of Stockton. Loving father of Gail Slamon of Stockton. Grandfather of John Slamon of Stockton. Brother-in-law of Jan Tucker of Sun City, California. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers, Eugene Hightower, Clarence Hightower and sister, Alyce Marsh.

      Friends are invited to attend Celebration of Life services on Thursday, January 6, 2005, at 10:00 a.m. in the Evergreen Chapel at Cherokee Memorial Park. Max Carroll at Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
      Memorial contributions to Hospice of San Joaquin, 3888 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, California 95204 are preferred.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • William R. Hightower; born: 9 January 1925; died: 1 January 2005 (V); last residence: 95207 (Stockton, San Joaquin, California); last benefit: (none specified); Social Security #: 566-20-4170; state where issued: California
    Buried  6 Jan 2005  Cherokee Memorial Park, Lodi, San Joaquin County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I40658  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  William Alfred Hightower,   b. 9 Mar 1880, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1956, San Joaquin County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Alice Serrurier,   b. 17 Jun 1891, Juneau County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1970, San Joaquin County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Between 1911 and 1912  [4
    Family ID  F5378  Group Sheet

    Family  Beverly June Carstens 
    Children 
    >1. Janice Gail "Gail" Hightower
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F15183  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S5130] World Connect - Walters030207: :3290947, (last updated: 2007-03-02 20:48:40 UTC (Fri), contact: Terry Walters) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S71] U.S. Public Records Index (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S5129] Hightower, William Robert - Obituary, (originally published in The Record, January 6, 2005; Stockton, San Joaquin County, California) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Stockton city, Ward 4, Block No. 7, Stockton Township, San Joaquin County, California; enumeration district: 39-56, supervisor's district: 9; sheet number: 7A, page number: 222; enumeration date: April 7, 1930

    5. [S4404] World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 (ancestry.com and FamilySearch) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).