He graduated from Goliad High School in 1960. He was employed at DuPont. After 32 years of faithful service, William retired and enjoyed his days working on his ranch and tending to his cattle. He enjoyed spending time with his family, attending his grandchildren's sporting events and activities.
William is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Barbara Miller Volkmer; daughter, Kimberly Webel and husband Steven and their two children Kayla and Kendra; son, Bradley Volkmer and his wife Colette and their four children, Taylor, Garrett, Janessa and Brandon; daughter, Darla Ham and her husband Steven and their children Bryce and Paige; sister Vernell Oehkle and husband Ruben of Kenedy.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by an infant son, Jeffrey Volkmer.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, November 19, 2012 at Grace Funeral Home, 2401 Houston Hwy, Victoria.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Schroeder. Burial will follow at St. Luke's Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Vernon Oehlke, Jeffrey Arnold, Mike Thomas, Lee Wright, Scooter Webel and Ray Alex. Honorary pallbearers are all of his grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Bill's name may be made to St. Luke's Lutheran Church.
Grace Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.