Stambaugh, William

Written by David Green.

William  S.  Stambaugh, 85, of Fayette, Ohio, died Oct. 16, 2007, at Harborside Healthcare in Swanton, Ohio. 

He was born Dec. 18, 1921, in West Unity, Ohio, to Floyd and Alice (Kutzli) Stambaugh. He married Beatrice Walters in Martin, Mich., on Nov. 5, 1949, and she survives.

Bill graduated from Fayette High School in 1940, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He owned and operated Stambaugh’s Radio and TV service for several years, and retired from Hoover Ball Bearing in Adrian, Mich., with over 34 years of service.

He served on the Fayette village council for several years, was a member of Fayette United Methodist Church, Fayette Lions Club, and Fayette American Legion John Dale Post #143. He was a past member of Gorham Fayette Fire Department, Masonic Lodge, Shriners, and the United States Trotting Association.

Besides his wife, Bill is survived by one daughter, Susan (and William) Hulshof of Archbold;  two sons, James (and Jean) Stambaugh of Wauseon and Thomas (and Patricia) Stambaugh of Fayette; one foster daughter, Janet (and Joe) Brown of Montpelier; three grandchildren, Nicholas (and Lacy) Stambaugh, Jason Stambaugh and Ashley Stambaugh; one great-grandson, Cooper Stambaugh; two foster grandchildren and four foster great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Paul Stambaugh.

Funeral services are scheduled at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at Fayette United Methodist Church with Rev. Laura Clark officiating. Military interment by the Fulton County Honor Guard will follow at Pleasant View Union Cemetery. 

Visitation is planned at Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, with a firemen's walk-through at 7:00 p.m., and from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service on Sunday.

 Memorial contributions may be made to Gorham Fayette Fire Department,   Fayette United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer's Association.

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