William Joseph ""Monty"" Montalbano

William Joseph “Monty” Montalbano, Sr., 91, widower of Marie Soles Montalbano, died Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Covenant Place.  


Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late James Montalbano and Lena Wise Montalbano.


Mr. Montalbano was a member of Alice Drive Baptist Church and a former Shriner.  He retired from DuPont with 26 years of service.  He was also the retired owner and operator of Monty’s VW Repair and Monty’s Trailers.


Surviving are one son, William Montalbano, Jr. (Deborah) of Sumter; one sister, Melba Cooper of Lexington; four grandchildren, Kimberley Morris (Eric),  Marjorie “Meme” Montalbano, Richard Montalbano (Ashley) and Nicole James (Reggie); 12 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; three stepdaughters, Betty Coombs of Canton, NC, Linda Rasmussen (Randy) of Penrose, CO and Sandy Olingert (Marty) of CA.


He was preceded in death by a son, Mike Montalbano, a brother, James Montalbano and a sister, Frances Owens.


Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. Thursday in the Chapel of the Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Clay Smith officiating.


Burial will be in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.


Grandsons will serve as Pallbearers.


The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. Thursday at the funeral home and other times at 650 Sierra Street.


Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children, 952 Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.


On-line condolences may be sent to www.sumterfunerals.com


Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.