William Oliphant, 81

William Oliphant, 81, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, in Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown, Del. He was a retired heavy equipment operator with Melvin Joseph Construction in Georgetown for many years. A United States Army veteran, he was a member of VFW Post 7422 in Millsboro.

Oliphant was preceded in death by his parents, Ronald Leggs and Essie Oliphant. He is survived by two sons, Gerald Oliphant of Laurel, Del. and Terry Oliphant and his wife Sheila of Millsboro; two brothers, Tommy Leggs of Laurel and Edward “Tob” Oliphant of Gumboro, Del.; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, with interment in Millsboro Cemetery, Millsboro, Del.