William served in the U.S. Army, retiring from Ridge Tool.
He's survived by three children, William of Columbus, Loretta of Elyria and Thomas of Summerville, South Carolina; sisters, Gladys and Christine; brother, Louis; six grandchildren, four great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephew and friends.
He was preceded in death his parents; three brothers; two sisters; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at held at the Carter Funeral Home, Elyria, Friday, January 3, 2014. Family will receive friends from 11 A.M. to 12 Noon, service from 12 Noon to 1 P.M.
Cards may be received at the funeral home and food to Loretta Lewis-Jackson, 142 Courtland, Elyria.