William J. Wheatley

SALEM–William J. Wheatley, 78, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his family.

He was born Dec. 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 Oct. 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 at 11 a.m. at Stark Memorial with the Rev. Claye Folger officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

To view Bill’s obituary or to send condolences please visit www.starkmemorial.com.


(Paid obituary)