The co-founder of an iconic Jersey Shore amusement park has passed away. William "Bill" H. Morey "went to be in the loving arms of the Lord" on Wednesday, Morey's Piers announced Friday. He was 87. Born and raised in Wildwood by his parents Lewis and Clara, Morey was one of seven children - five sons and two daughters. He lived in the shore town his entire life.
Bill founded Morey's Piers with his brother Will in 1969. Already successful entrepreneurs at the time, they entered the amusement business after noticing a giant fiberglass slide near a shopping center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The brothers purchased a similar ride, called "The Wipe Out," and from there began adding similar attractions to their park on the Wildwood boardwalk, according to the park's website.
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