William Hunter Waring, a retired field audit supervisor who earlier had worked for Texaco Oil Co., died Friday of pneumonia at Oak Crest Village. The longtime former Rodgers Forge resident was 88.
Mr. Waring was born and raised at his home in the 2900 block of Walbrook Ave. He was a 1939 graduate of Forest Park High School.
He attended the University of Baltimore Law School and dropped out to go to work at the old Glenn L. Martin Co. plant in Middle River as a mail supervisor.
In 1942, he enlisted in the Army and served with an anti-aircraft artillery unit in France and Germany.
After being discharged with the rank of sergeant, he returned to Baltimore and worked for a Baltimore freight forwarding firm that was shipping pipe line, locomotives, rails, and parts used to build oil wells and refineries for the Arabian American Oil Co.
He was chief clerk for 17 years for the Tidewater Oil Co., and later the Getty Oil Co., in Curtis Bay.
Mr. Waring joined the Texaco Oil Co. district office on East Joppa Road in Towson where his job entailed monitoring oil shipments through the Colonial Pipe Line network, schedules for oil tankers, and activities at bulk oil plants.
From 1968 until retiring in 1981, he was a field audit supervisor for the Maryland States Sales Tax Division.
Mr. Waring, who moved to the Parkville retirement community in 2005, was a member of the Society of the War of 1812 and the Virginia Essex County Museum in Tappahannock, Va.
He was a member of the Rodgers Forge United Methodist Church.
Services were Wednesday at the Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home in Rodgers Forge.
Surviving are his wife of 59 years, the former Margaret Saulsbury; and several nieces and nephews.
-Frederick N. Rasmussen