Martinsville, North Carolina
William McGuire Plonk Sr.
Rev. William McGuire Plonk, 95, died April 10, 2021 at King's Grant Retirement Community in Martinsville VA, where he lived for almost twenty years. Born in Franklin NC on August 19, 1925, Bill grew up in Spindale NC, Macon GA, Winston-Salem, and Charlotte, spending many summers on his grandmother's farm in Franklin. After graduating from RJ Reynolds High School, he served as an Army second lieutenant during WWII in Alabama and Alaska. He graduated from Davidson College as a physicsmajor in 1949 and Union Theological Seminary (Richmond) in 1954. Following ordination in the Presbyterian Church, he served pastorates in Lawrenceville VA, Greensboro NC, Spartanburg SC, and Virginia Beach before...