William R. Knisely Sr., 64, New Paris, died Sunday. He was born in Claysburg, son of Edgar and Elsie Knisely. Surviving are his wife, Tracy; five children: William Jr., Christina Cruz, Nora Heister, Thad, and Samantha Griffith; six grandchildren; and five siblings: Homer, Willard, Janet Chappell, Rose Willison and Zelda Dick. He was preceded in death by four siblings: Gary, Carol Swope, Edgar Jr. and Paul. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at J. Edward Blackburn Funeral Home Inc., Alum Bank.