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Sergeant Major William Thomas Hartline, 87, of Wildwood, GA passed away on Friday morning November 9th, 2018 in a Suffolk, Virginia Hospital.

He was retired from a distinguished U.S. Army career in the Transportation Corps. He served during the Korean War era and in country Viet-Nam. He was a Founding Member of The National Museum of the United States Army at Fort Belvoir. Known locally as "Tommy", he always remained true to his roots as a devoted family patriarch first and foremost.

Survivors include his Spouse Françoise (Fran) Josephe Hartline of Quimperlé, France, Son Gregory (Greg) William Hartline (Spouse Patricia Ann), his Brother Bufford Hartline, Sister Patsy Lynch, and several Nieces, Nephews, and In-Laws.

Sergeant Major Hartline was laid to rest, with full Military Honors, on November 26th, 2018 at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans’ Cemetery, 5310 Milners Rd, Suffolk, VA 23434, Section 17 Gravesite Number 1516.

A Service celebrating Tommy’s life will be held in the Ryan Funeral Home Chapel (11415 S Main St, Trenton, GA 30752 [706] 657-7525) with Reverend Timothy M. Lynch officiating. Family will receive friends on Friday November 29, 2019 from 6PM until 7PM. The service will be at 7PM. Flowers are welcome. They will be transferred his Mother's (Nettie Massey Hartline) grave after the service.

Arrangements are by Ryan Funeral Home & Crematory, Trenton, GA.