William L. (Bill) Musick

A Celebration of Life for William L. (Bill) Musick, 45, Lawrence, will be 10 am, Friday, May 25, 2018, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Inurnment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

He died unexpectedly at his home on Friday, May 18, 2018. Bill was born December 23, 1972, in Lawrence, the son of John William Jr. and Gloria Kaye (Holladay) Musick. He graduated from Wellsville High School, Wellsville, KS in 1991. After attending KU and JCCC, he became a licensed journeyman electrician and was currently employed by the City of Lawrence for over 15 years.

Bill had a passion and drive to help his community. He was a member of the Douglas County Amateur Radio Club for several years, currently serving as its treasurer. He was also an active member of IMT (International Mobile Telecommunications) for the State of Kansas, where he was a Communication Coordinator.

In his youth, Bill was a 10-year member of Franklin County 4-H, where he served in various club offices, and was named as the county’s “Mr. 4-H” during his 10th year. Bill enjoyed not only his family, but loved researching and documenting his ancestry. Bill’s passion for this caused him to spend endless hours compiling family trees not only for his immediate family, but also those of his extended family.

On June 20, 1998, Bill and Sarah A. Mount were married near Ottawa, KS.

He leaves behind his loving wife, Sarah; his parents: John W. Jr. and Gloria K. (Holladay) Musick of Wellsville, KS; sister: Annette (Musick) Johnson, husband Philip and their daughters Cora and Grace of Lenexa, KS; In-laws: Ed and Marietta Mount of Sun City Center, FL; sister-in-law: Rebecca Munjak, husband Bryan and their son Alexander of Clearwater, FL. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents: Willard L. Sr. and Rebecca E. Holladay, paternal grandparents: John William Sr. and Evelyn F. Musick and paternal aunt, Cheryl Musick.

A visitation will take place on Thursday, May 24, 2018, from 5-7 pm at the funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association or Franklin County 4-H Foundation, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.