William Siler (1932 - 2013)

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William E. Siler (Bill), 80

William E. Siler (Bill), 80, passed away on February 21, 2013, at Mountain Home, Arkansas. Bill was born in Indiana on May 4, 1932, to Nova and Ed Siler. He worked in the family vending business as a youth and later as a truck driver. Bill also worked in a career in construction.

In 1985, he came to Arkansas in semi-retirement and loved spending hours on the lake with family and friends, traveling the country in his RV, and he especially enjoyed his work with a veterinarian.

He is survived by his wife, Buff (Engeler, Snyder); a brother, Jack (wife Sarah), of Lakeland, FL; two sons, Daniel Siler of Superior, WI, John McDonald Snyder, Jr. (wife Catherine), of Little Rock, AR; a daughter, Margee Snyder Taylor (husband John), of Benton, AR; six grandchildren, Dominic Siler, Aaron Siler (wife Jackie), Joel Siler, Tasha Ra'ja Bryan Snyder, John McDonald Snyder III, William Augustus Snyder and several nieces and nephews.

A man accomplished in many varied fields, his favorite expression was "I know just enough to be dangerous". This was not a fact. Bill knew enough to help many people with whatever was needed. He always found a way.

A Memorial Service will be Monday, February 25, 2013, at 1 o'clock at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church with Father Jim McDonald officiating, followed by burial at the Mountain Home Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. William Snow, Jay Baker, Dr. Wayne Slone, Dr. Jack Wilson, Dr. Max Cheney, and David Larson.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the North Central Arkansas Humane Society, the , or to a will be appreciated.

Arrangements are by Kirby & Family Funeral and Cremation Services. Visit an online obituary and guestbook at www.kirbyandfamily.com.

Published in Baxter Bulletin from Feb. 22 to Feb. 26, 2013
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