William F. Hallberg Jr.

Published 11:54 am Friday, April 29, 2011

William F. “Buddy” Hallberg Jr. died Thursday, April 28, 2011, at his residence. He was 75.

Born in Vicksburg, Mr. Hallberg was the son of the late William F. Hallberg Sr. and Lola Sims Hallberg. He was a graduate of Carr Central High School and attended the University of Mississippi. He served in the Army.

He was a local agent for Standard Oil Co. with over 20 years of service and was co-owner of Sumthin’ Diff’rent Florist until his retirement. Mr. Hallberg was affiliated with “Gold in the Hills” and multiple Little Theatre productions continuously for more than 50 years and was also affiliated with the Westside Theatre Foundation of Vicksburg.

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He was an avid outdoorsman and a devout fisherman.

He is survived by a son, Houston Miles Hallberg (Krista) of Spartanburg, S.C.; granddaughter, Brenna Leigh Hallberg; and grandson, David Wesley Hallberg.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jane Porter Hallberg; and a son, William F. Hallberg III.

The family would like to especially thank Jack Burns, Kiely McKellar and the staff of Gilbert Home Health for their care and devotion to Buddy.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Riles Funeral Home chapel with visitation from 12:30 until the hour of the service. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Robert Bunch, David Neal, Alan Atwood, Joel Lynch, Walter Hallberg III and Terry Winschel.

Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Williamson, Robert McConnell and Billy Bishop.

Memorials may be made to charities of choice.