SALEM, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – William J. Wheatley, 78, died Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born December 23, 1940 in Minerva, a son of the late Charles A. and Naomi (Gross) Wheatley.
Bill last worked at Miller Holzworth and previously at Warren Molded Plastics.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church.
He enjoyed fishing and hunting.
His wife Mary Jo (Ezzi) Wheatley, whom he married April 21, 1959, died October 7, 2007.
Survivors include six daughters, Lori J. (Angelo) Wardell of Dennison and Linda (Craig) Bowling, Lisa M. (Mark) Hott, Leslie A. (Michael) Cover, Liane S. Laizure and Larissa L. (Bob Lewis) Wheatley all of Salem; 16 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren and one brother, Alvin Wheatley of Salem.
Besides his parents and wife, Bill was preceded in death by one sister, Wilda Burtcher and one brother, Ronald Wheatley.
Services will be held Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Stark Memorial with the Rev. Claye Folger officiating.
Calling hours will be held Friday, August 16 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery.
To send condolences please visit www.starkmemorial.com.
A television tribute will air Thursday, August 15 at the following approximate times: 6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.