William L. Madison

LEETONIA — William Leroy “Bill” Madison, 81, of Fairfield School Road died at 5 a.m. Tuesday at the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center following a sudden illness.

Mr. Madison was born Feb. 13, 1937 in Salineville, a son of the late Leroy C. and Virginia M. (Maple) Madison.

He was an owner/operator long haul truck driver for over 40 years. He also was a parts runner for Buckeye Industrial Mining and Rosebud Mining, retiring in 2012.

His wife, Lois I. (Crowl) Madison, whom he married July 10, 1956, preceded him in death May 22, 2013.

He is survived by his daughter, Lisa (Jim) Cibula of Leetonia; his son, Mike (Nancy) Madison of Salem; his sisters, Karen (Rick) Taff and Cathy (Doug) Hart, both of Minerva; and his brothers, Jimmy (Judy) Madison of Salineville, Alvin (Lota) Madison of Minerva and David (Laurie) Madison of Austintown. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

The family will hold a private celebration of his life at his cousin’s home. Private graveside services for his immediate family will be held at Kemble Cemetery at a later date.

Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home has been entrusted with his arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Alchemy Acres, 1859 Depot Road, Salem, Ohio 44460.

Friends may view Bill’s memorial tribute page and send condolences to his family at www.eells-leggett-stauffer.com