Allentown, NY - William C. "Bill" Prentice, 51, of 6428 Pleasant Valley Road died unexpectedly on Sunday, October 23, 2011 at home. He was born September 27, 1960 in Neptune, NJ the son of Bernard and Wilma (Costigan) Prentice.
Bill was raised Neptune and had formerly resided in Whitesville and St. Petersburg, FL. He was employed as a logger for Baldwin's Forest Products of Wellsville, a mechanic for Bernie's Body Shop and Garage in Allentown and most recently for the Union Drilling Inc. of Fort Worth, TX. He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in Bolivar.
He is survived by four children, Charles Morales of San Diego, CA, Andrew Prentice of Wellsville, Rachel (William) Lundy of Richburg and Alexis Prentice of Hinsdale, two stepchildren, Renee Ray of Wellsville and Nicole Handmore of Allegany, five grandchildren, his father of Allentown, his mother of Wellsville, two brothers, Roy Prentice of Wellsville and Adam (Jeanie) Prentice of Allentown, two nephews, the mother of his children, Ixa Morales of Richburg and his girlfriend, Kate Dahill of the Town of Wirt. He was predeceased by a son, Ryan Prentice in 1978.
Friends are invited to call on Thursday, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will be Friday, October 28, 2011 at 2:00 pm in the funeral home with Rev David Herne presiding. Burial will be in Whitesville Rural Cemetery. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.