Dr. William “Bill” Jerrold Scheuren, 83, retired U.S. Marine Colonel, and former Lavelle resident, passed away May 27th 2020, at his home in Hood Virginia. Born in Lavelle, June 17, 1936, he was the son of the late Henry and Hilda Martin Scheuren. He was a graduate of the former Butler Township High School, Fountain Springs, class of 1954. Following high school, he graduated from Naval flight school, and joined the Marine Corp as a fighter pilot. He flew over 150 combat missions in Vietnam, piloting the F4 Phantom jet. Bill was one of the original test pilots for the Harrier Jet program, and after his Marine retirement, he worked in advanced aeronautical research for the U.S. Federal Government, Department of Defense, and NASA. He received PHD’S in Applied Research and in Philosophy from the University of Virginia. Bill enjoyed performance vehicles, raising cattle on his farm in Madison County, playing golf at Greene Hills, and taking care of any stray animal that would cross his path.
Preceding him in death was his wife, Leota Hammons Scheuren, and a sister Dianne Klem.
Daughter: Deborah Scheuren, Melbourne, FL
Daughter: Denise McGay, Hood, VA
Daughter: Karen Crosby, Ruckersville, VA
Sister: Vivian Laray Klinger, Lavelle
Sister: Elaine McNeil, Ormond Beach, FL
12 Grandchildren, 15 Great Grandchildren, Niece, and Nephews
A military memorial and burial service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Visit www.Fritzfuneralhome.com.