GETTYSBURG - William R. "Bill" Brickler Sr,. age 83, of Gettysburg, Ohio passed away at 2 p.m. April 16, 2014 at his residence.
William was born May 30, 1930 in Greenville, Ohio, to the late Harry E. and Myrtle E. (Reed) Brickler.
William is survived by his wife, Barbara Colleen (Hubler) Brickler, whom he married July 19, 1952; children, Roxanne B. and Larry Hill of Cordova, Tenn., William R. and Velma Brickler Jr. of Gettysburg, Sherry L. and Donald Mong of East Greenwich, R.I., and Johnnie L. and Carrie Simons of Greenville; grandchildren, Erin N. Telford, Kye W. Lamn, Derrick J. Mong, Ryan T. Simons, Amber Seibel, Tasha Seibel and Ashley Seibel; 17 great-grandchildren; brothers and sister, John and Kathryn Brickler of Greenville, Barbara and Pastor John Stonerock of Toledo, Donald Brickler of Greenville and Joan Clack of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, William is also preceded in death by a brother, Benjamin E. Brickler.
William served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Keller Grain & Feed Inc. where he was a truck driver. William was a member of the New Madison American Legion and Greenville Moose Lodge. William was a former member of the Coon Hunters Club and the Ohio Horseman's Association.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor John Stonerock officiating. Burial will follow in Stelvideo Cemetery in Darke County.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 12 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Military honors will be conducted by the Greenville Veteran's Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com