DODGE CITY – James “Bill” William Montgomery, 81, died Friday, December 29, 2017 at his home in Dodge City.

He was born August 18, 1936 at Leonard, Missouri, the son of Merton and Elva (Thompson) Montgomery A Dodge City resident since 1975, moving from Missouri, he was a Heavy Equipment operator. Bill enjoyed hunting and mechanic work.

On June 3, 1971 he married Francis Sherman.

Survivors include: 7 Children, Robert Resor and wife Becky, Texas, Alan Resor and wife Lisa, Grant, Nebraska, Sharon Wellmaker, Mullinville, Kansas, Henry “Joe” Resor and wife Delores, New London, Missouri, Glenn Resor, Jetmore, Kansas, Suleenia Trent and husband Danny, Greensburg, Kansas, James Montgomery and wife Lindsay, Dodge City; many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, 3 children, Sarah Hammond, Martha Marshall, and Marie Lorimer.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 pm Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Ziegler Funeral Chapel, Dodge City with Pastor Scott Tilley officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Ziegler Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at the Fairview Cemetery, Greensburg, Kansas.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice of the Prairie in care of Ziegler Funeral Chapel, 1901 N. 14th Ave., Dodge City, Kansas 67801. Condolences may be sent to www.zieglerfuneralchapel.com