William Percy Forman, also known as Billy and Piedmount, 82, beloved husband of Artina Cooper Forman, was called into eternal rest on April 23, 2019, after an extended illness at The Pines, in Easton, MD.
Born on July 13, 1936 in Cordova, MD, he was the son of the late William Percy Forman, Sr. and Mildred Pierce Forman Price. He was educated in the Talbot County public school system. He went to work at an early age on various farms and in factories. He retired from the State of Maryland, Dept. of Highway Maintenance after 28 years of service.
Billy accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior and joined the St. Michaels Church of God in Christ under the leadership of the late Elder Andrew Thurman in March 1984. His future wife, Artina Cooper, was already a member there, and they were married in August of 1984. While there, he served as a Deacon. He became a member of TriLife Christian Center under the leadership of Pastor Anthony Short. He served there also as a Deacon. His last church affiliation was with Emmanuel Deliverance Center under the leadership of Apostle Juanita Wharton-Church and he served there as Bro. Forman until his health began to fail. He always enjoyed talking about the goodness of the Lord. He talked about the Lord so much that some people asked him if he was a preacher.
Billy liked being outdoors doing yard work and puttered around in his tool shed. He loved to clean and polish his car. Five brothers: Ernest Pierce, Richard Bowser, Jr., Maurice Bowser, Sr., James Forman and Larry Forman preceded him in death.
William leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted wife, Artina; their children: R. Darnell Cooper of Newark, DE, Fentress Shepherd, of Fort Worth, TX, Nanita Pulley of El Paso, TX, Robbyn Cooper of Washington, DC, Tyrone Cooper and Vivian Cooper, Denton, and Volitta Ross, Easton; 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grand children; 3 sisters: Florence Wilson (Francis) of Cordova; Theona Hall of Cambridge and Gloria Keeling (John) of Queenstown; 3 brothers: Daniel Forman of Easton, Grant Price, Jr. of Cordova and Charles Samuel Price (Gail) of Harrisburg, PA; one son-in-law, one daughter-in-law, one brother-inlaw, two sisters-in-law and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends