November 8, 1934 ~ August 18, 2021
William Solomon Wimberly passed peacefully from this life on the morning of August 18, 2021. He was the fifth child born to George and Annie Mae (Nee Perry) Wimberly on November 8, 1934, in Twiggs County, Georgia. William began his elementary education in Twiggs County at Mount Olive Baptist Church. He completed his high school education at Lockland Wayne High School, Cincinnati, OH in 1954. Upon completion of his high school education, he enlisted in the United States Army and honorably served for two years in the Signal Corps. While in high school, William began working at General Electric, where he worked for 19 years. During these nineteen years, he worked in numerous positions, rising to the level of Engine Inspector before retiring.
By dialing a wrong number, William met the love of his life, Georgia May Ivey and after a whirlwind courtship they married on September 14, 1957, and were happily married for 57 years until her passing on January 1, 2015. From this union, they graced the world with Winifred (Lawrence) Williams, William Solomon, Jr, David George and Ivey Jane. He accepted the call to preach in 1963 at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Cincinnati, OH under the tutelage of Rev. Charles Wesley.
Education has always been a strong attitude of William. He earned three theological degrees and in 1976, he earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Kentucky State University. William completed graduated work at Georgetown University located in Georgetown, KY. He went on to teach History at Henry Clay High School in Lexington, KY until his retirement in 1996. After retirement, he taught Special Education in the Twiggs County, GA School System.
William and Georgia retired to Georgia where they united with the Higgsville Baptist Church in Dry Branch, GA. He also served as the interim pastor of New Calvary Baptist of Dry Bran
ch. Prior to pastoring at this location, Rev. Wimberly was called to Pastor Pilgrim Baptist Church, Midway, KY in 1971.
William was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia May (Ivey) Wimberly, daughter, Ivey Jane Wimberly, parents George and Annie Mae (Nee Perry) Wimberly, brothers Taylor Wimberly, Willie Wimberly, George Wimberly, Jr., Paul Wimberly and Moses Wimberly.
William leaves to mourn one brother, William Henry Wimberly, Sr; daughter Winifred (Lawrence) Williams; sons William Solomon, Jr and David George; grandsons Marcus (Jarah) and Lawrence Ray Williams, Jr. and granddaughter, Vernetha Dionne Williams and great grandsons Jordon and Lorenzo Williams. He is also survived by two sisters-in-law Mary Ivey Reynolds, Lovey Mae (Henry) Ross, and a host of other relatives and friends whom he loved dearly.
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