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William Terry Salisbury

July 11, 1943 ~ September 21, 2018 (age 75)

Age 75, of Leoni Township, passed away at the University of Michigan Hospital September 21, 2018.  He is  survived by his wife of 50 years, Jackie C. (maiden-Tufts) Salisbury, daughter  Shawn (Chris) Bliss, two grandchildren, Rayne and Isabelle Bliss, sister, Chady (Tom) Hardwick, brother, David (Barbie) Salisbury, several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his sister Judith Stewart, brothers Timothy and Philip Salisbury, and his parents, James and Marie (maiden-Stephens) Salisbury.  He was a 1961 graduate of Martin High School in Kentucky, where he gave his dad, the principal, some gray hairs, earned his Master’s Degree at Morehead State University in Kentucky, although his lifelong college allegiance was to the University of Kentucky Basketball Team.  He was a respected educator at Michigan Center Public Schools retiring after 33 years teaching,  enjoyed music, including singing and playing either his guitar or saxophone, loved to frequent casinos and horse race tracks.  He was a devoted family man especially doting on his daughter and grandchildren.  Services will be held at the funeral home Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 11 am with Pastor Larry Rubingh officiating.  Visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 6-8 pm.  Contributions in his memory are directed to the charity of the donor’s choice.


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