Willard “Will” Smith Bacon, age 80 of Manchester, passed away Thursday,
July 21, 2016 at his residence. Memorial Services were held Sunday, July
24 at First Presbyterterian Church of Manchester.
A native of Oil City, PA, he was the son of the late Alfred S. and
Marguerite Smith Bacon. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of
Manchester. He had a Masters Degree in Engineering and worked for 32 years
at AEDC. He was also an Archaeologist and was involved with the University
of TN archaeology work done prior to the construction of Tims Ford and
Normandy Lakes. He was awarded the Tennessee Archaeolgical Society
Outstanding Member Award, the Tennessee Council for Archaeology Lifetime
Achievement Award and the State of Tennessee Award of Merit.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother and two
Mr. Bacon is survived by his wife, Mary Bacon of Manchester; five brothers,
Michael Bacon of New London, Missouri, Marc Bacon and his wife, Donna of
Royse City, Texas, James Kiser of Tullahoma. Jon Kiser and his wife, Gina
of Kingsport and Patrick Kiser and his wife, Kathy of Baldwin, Missouri;
one daughter, Amy Bush and her husband, Jeff of New London, Missouri; nine
grandchildren, Casandra Bacon Boyd and her husband, Ken of Tullahoma,
Steward Bush and his wife, Sarah of Hannibal, Missouri, Tyler Bush of New
London, Missouri, Jessica Bush Aggers and her husband, Karl of New London,
Missouri, Jessica Hill and her husband, Brad of Franklin, TN, Matthew Kiser
and Holly Kiser, both of Tullahoma and Claire Kiser and Sophia Kiser, both
of Kingsport and three great grandchildren, Sophia Aggers and Pippa Hill.
Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.