Family Login:

William Alexander Wier, Jr.

William Alexander Wier, Jr.
  • February 27, 1927 - January 5, 2019
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • First (Scots) Presbyterian Church
    53 Meeting Street
    Charleston, SC 29401

Pause Looking Back by Bruce H. Zimmerman (ASCAP)
Share This Obituary
Message from the Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Bill by adding your memories and photos.


Send Flowers
 Local Florists

Memories & Candles

“I am sorry for the loss in the family. I knew both of your parents and always enjoyed Bill's company when we talked. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Riddell Perry - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Alec, Beth, Lindsey and family,I am so sorry for your loss. I was fortunate to know both of your parents. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Chris Sosnowski - Wadmalaw Island, SC

“Your dad was one of the sweetest, kindest gentleman I knew. My deepest condolences to all of you. We just lost mom in October. They were all such...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Susan Jenkins - Charleston

“We are deeply sorry for the loss of such a nice, gentle, special man. It was an honor to spend time with him. From out entire team, we will shower...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Melissa Summers Hood - SC

“I worked at First (Scots) Presbyterian Church for 13 years and knew Bill and Jean Wier, both a solid foundation at the church and in the community...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Cathy Mitchell-Hazen - Brandon, MS

“There is nothing I can say to ease your sadness but I am truly sorry. We, the Wiers and Folks, go back a long way.Bill and Gloria ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: WILLIAM FOLK - CHARLESTON, SC

“We lost a true gentleman. My deepest sympathy to you and your family during this time of bereavement. Unfortunately, I am unable to attend the...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: John River, Jr. - Charleston, SC

“For the Wier family, please know that we remember Bill from working in research at Westvaco. May God comfort all of you with His everlasting Love. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Rita & Jerome Addison - SC

“So very sorry to hear of your loss!Wayne enjoyed working with Mr. Bill at Westvaco very much! Know he will be greatly missed! Thoughts and prayers...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

William Alexander Wier, Jr. 91, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, husband of Jean Garrison Wier entered into eternal rest Saturday, January 5, 2019. His Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, January 9, 2019 in First (Scots) Presbyterian Church, 53 Meeting Street at 2:00 pm. Interment, Magnolia Cemetery. The family will greet friends Wednesday at a reception in Molly Wier Hall from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Downtown Chapel.

Bill was born February 27, 1927 in Charleston, South Carolina, son of William Alexander Wier and Mary (Molly) Cuttino Thornhill Wier. He graduated from the High School of Charleston in 1943 and then entered Davidson College, taking time off to serve in the U.S. Navy at the end of World War II. Bill then graduated from Davidson and University of Illinois, before working his entire career and retiring as a Chemical Engineer from Westvaco.

Bill was a man of great faith and member of First (Scots) Presbyterian Church, where he served as a Deacon and an Elder. He was a member of the Carolina Yacht Club and Past President of the St. Andrew's Society. Bill was a family man and put others' needs before his own. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved being on the water boating, fishing, and shrimping. Above all, Bill was a proud Charlestonian native.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years in Mt. Pleasant; two sons, William Alexander Wier III, (Nancy) of Houston, TX and Charles Garrison Wier (Jane) of Brookhaven, GA; daughter, Elizabeth Wier Tal (Oded) of Herzliya, Israel; sister, Peggy Wier Evans of Davison, NC and nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First (Scots) Presbyterian Church, 53 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401.

Upcoming Funeral Services

J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Downtown Chapel

232 Calhoun Street Charleston, SC 29401


Magnolia Cemetery

70 Cunnington Avenue Charleston, SC 29405