Shepherd of the Valley United
3039 W Cactus Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85029
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William Wayne Cleland

1957 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
William Wayne Cleland Obituary
Cleland, William Wayne
William Wayne Cleland, 59, of Phoenix, passed away on July 1, 2016 in Glendale, AZ. He was born on March 15, 1957 in Albany, OR. On February 16, 1985 he married Julie Lynn Thompson at Shepherd of the Valley United Methodist Church in Phoenix. Will earned his Master's Degree in Business Management while working full time with a growing family at home. He enjoyed fishing, camping, baseball, football, writing, story telling, pen and ink drawing, and most of all time with his family. Will is survived by his loving spouse of 31 years, Julie; parents, Raymond and Sharlee (Grenz) Cleland; grandmother, Alverna Cleland; three children, Jessica Cleland, Rebecca Cleland, and Micah Cleland; two grandchildren, Alek McMillen and Manuel C. Torres; one brother, Richard Cleland; a son-in-law, Kevin McMillian; and many other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, C. Michael Thompson. Celebration of Life services will be held at 4:00 pm on Saturday, July 9, 2016, at the Shepherd of the Valley United Methodist Church, 3039 West Cactus Road, Phoenix, AZ 85029 with Pastor Deborah Schauer officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions in Will's honor are suggested to the , Boy Scouts of America or .
Published in The Arizona Republic on July 8, 2016
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