William C. Muggridge died at home in Thomasville on July, 17, 2013,
after a brief illness. Born January 26, 1927, in Cairo he was the youngest of eight children of the late Charlie Reiser Muggridge and Eula Lewis Muggridge from early pioneer families of Grady County.
He is a U.S. Army World War II veteran having served in the European Theatre on detached service to the Counter Intelligence Corps in Germany.
After he received a bachelor of science degree in natural science and agriculture in 1950, Bill taught high school for several years and subsequently obtained a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling from the University of Georgia.
After teaching he began a state career in rehabilitation services. He completed 25 years in the operation and instruction of DUI schools in both Cairo and Thomasville.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Gladys Ferguson Muggridge of Thomasville; two sons, William Michael Muggridge (wife, Lori) of Milledgeville and Charles Rick Muggridge (wife, Terry) of Leesburg, Ga. He has one stepson, Warren Cameron Mays (wife, Anne) of Vero Beach, Fla., and one stepdaughter, Wendy Mays Spencer (husband, Ron) of Tallahassee (and Washington, DC); grandchildren, Allison Muggridge and Mary Cathryn Muggridge of Atlanta and Joshua, Julianna and Bailey Muggridge of
Leesburg; step grandchildren, Warren Mays of St. Augustine, Fla., Austin and Erin Mays of Vero Beach, Boyd Hathaway of Tallahassee and Parker Hathaway (wife, Jillian) of Chicago, Brian Herndon of Dallas, Texas, Kyle Herndon (wife, Amy) of Atlanta,Scott Herndon of Milledgeville, Greg Spencer (wife, Suzanne) of Carbondale, Co., Jeff Spencer (wife, Mary) of Tallahassee, Fla.
Surviving sisters are Mary Moore of Enterprise, Ala., and Joyce Pickens of Grady County; a sister-in- law, Anna Duff (husband, Stephen) of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Services will be held on Saturday, July 20 at 4 p.m. at Victory Baptist Church, 938 N. Pinetree Blvd., Thomasville with the Rev. Gary Holland officiating. Internment will follow in Laurel Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive at friends from 3 p.m. until service
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of S.W. Georgia, 114A
Mimosa Drive, Thomasville, Ga. 31792 or Victory Baptist Church, 938 N. Pinetree Blvd., Thomasville, Ga. 31792.
Friends and family may sign the online guest registry at www.allenfh.com.