Lieutenant Colonel William Allen Lancaster, Retired, age 84, of Hilton Head, S.C., passed away Friday November 18, 2011 in Hilton Head.
Colonel Lancaster was born May 3, 1927, in Trion, GA, the son of the late
Leonard and Ethel Williams Lancaster. He was retired from the U.S. Army having served in WWII, the Korean, and Vietnam Conflicts, & a member of the Old Guard. He attended the Grace Community Church, was a member of the Rotary Club, founding member of the Hilton Head Rescue Squad, former board member of Buford County EMS, Hilton Head Public Service Commission, a Realtor and a member of the National Realtor Association.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margo Lancaster and a son, Joseph Lancaster.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Wade Lancaster,  sons, Patrick Allen Lancaster, William David Lancaster, brother, Jim Lancaster, sister, Jean Lancaster, 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be held 1;00 p.m. Tuesday November 22, 2011 from the West Hill Cemetery with Rev. Robert Patterson officiating with interment in the West Hill Cemetery with full Military Honors.
Mason Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for LTC William Allen Lancaster who died on Friday.