WILDWOOD - William "Bill" H. Morey, co-founder of Morey's Pier passed away Jan. 11. He was 87.
According to a post on Morey's Piers Facebook page, Morey was born at Margaret Mace Hospital in North Wildwood on April 19, 1929, and raised in West Wildwood by his parents, Lewis and Clara Morey. He was one of seven children.
He resided in the Wildwoods his entire life, and opened Morey's Pier with his brother, Will, in 1969, according to Morey's Piers website.
He was also a renowned builder during the Jersey Shore Doowop motel boom years, and owner/operator of the old Ringo bingo hall on the Wildwood boardwalks.
He is survived by his wife, Dolores, two sons, William and Thomas, twin daughters, Jane and Joan, and William's spouse, Carolyn.
He also has seven grandchildren, William "Bud," Eric, and Brett Morey, John and Sara Freeman, and Drew and Jenna Ankney, and six great-grandchildren, William "Buddy," Ellasyn, Delaney, Waylon, Joel, and Marshall Morey.
A funeral service will be held at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church at Magnolia and Atlantic avenues in Wildwood on Jan. 21, at 11 a.m. Calling hours will be held at the church from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.