Welcome to the memorial page for

William C. Searles, Jr.

October 24, 1942 ~ May 23, 2017 (age 74)

Share using:         


May 30, 2017

9:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Second Baptist Worship Center, 857 Lumber St, Coatesville, PA 19320
857 Lumber St
Coatesville, PA 19320

Funeral Service
May 30, 2017

11:00 AM
Second Baptist Worship Center, 857 Lumber St, Coatesville, PA 19320
857 Lumber St
Coatesville, PA 19320

Interment Following Funeral Service

Philadelphia Memorial Park
124 Phoenixville Pike
Frazer, PA 19355

Obituary Image


William C. Searles, Jr., "Bill", 74, of Coatesville, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at LifeCare Hospice Center of West Chester. Services will be held 11 AM Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Second Baptist Worship Center, 856 Lumber Street, Coatesville, PA. Viewing will begin at 9 AM. He will be interred with full Military honors at Philadelphia Memorial Park in Frazer, PA. 

The family wishes to thank the facilities and doctors for their exceptional care: Dr. Steven Fukuchi, Dr. Amy Change, Dr. Michael Costello, Dr. Greg Niethardt, private duty nurse Mary Alice Magowan, Chester County Hospital, St. Martha Manor, LifeCare Hospital of Chester County, Visiting Nurse Association, and Southeastern Home Health Aides.


William C. Searles, Jr., "Bill" ,74, of Coatesville, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the LifeCare Facility in West Chester. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of Sara Mae Smith Searles and the late William Calvin Searles, Sr.

Bill was the husband of Armentha Searles, with whom he shared 44 years of marriage.

Bill graduated from Coatesville Area High School in 1960. He served as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps during the 1960’s until he was honorably discharged. 

Over the years, he was employed as a laborer at Allegheny Ludlum Steel, and worked at Oberthur Card System in Exton. He served as an officer in the Coatesville City Police Department and the Chester County Sherriff’s Department.

He was a member of Second Baptist Worship Center where he served as an usher. He was a member of the Interdenominational Church Ushers Association of Chester County, as well as the state, regional and national ushers organizations.

He enjoyed reading novels, watching mystery movies, and was a Philadelphia Eagles fan.    He enjoyed being with his family.

In addition to his wife and mother, Bill is survived by two sons: Andre’ J.W. Bennett (Daisy) of Exton, Bennett Searles of Coatesville; sisters, Regina Robinson of Coatesville, Lucretia Wells of Hampton VA; 6 grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Bill was preceded in death by one sister, E. Annette Searles.


Services will be held 11 AM, Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Second Baptist Worship Center, 856 Lumber Street, Coatesville. His viewing will begin at 9 AM, ICUA Ushers Tribute at 10:30 AM, and Local Veterans Tribute at 10:40 AM.   Committal and Interment with full Military honors will be held at the Philadelphia Memorial Park, Frazer, PA. 

Condolences can be shared by using the guestbook on this website. Flowers can be sent to the church on the day of the service. The theme color is red and white.

© 2018 Wright Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc.. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS