Whittier William "Billy" R. Whittier, age 62, passed away January 8, 2014, at Ross Heart Center O.S.U. Born on January 27, 1951. He was a Roofer for 15 years at Union Local #86, Columbus. Preceded in death by parents Russell A. Whittier and Dorothy R. Whittier, and brother Edward B. Still. Survived by children, Russell A. Whittier, Cathy A. Whittier and Tina Reynolds; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Jaxon, Crystal, Brian Jr., Christina and Michael. Also, survived by sisters, Joy (Allen) Harvey of Lancaster, MaryAnn (Benny) Calcara of Pataskala, Beverly Chaffin of Lancaster; and brothers, Danny (Jill) Whittier of Gahanna and Johnny (Diane) Whittier of Florida. He has numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews; special notice to nieces, Stacie McCloud and Bonnie Bowes; and nephew, Benjamin Calcara. Also, many cousins and friends; special notice to lifetime best friends, Mark Watson and John Lewis. Also, ex-wife of many years, Betty Whittier of Lancaster. Billy lived the latter part of his years on earth enjoying family and mostly doting over his granddaughter, Elizabeth. He will be deeply missed by so many. Friends may call Monday, January 13 from 12Noon-2 p.m. at EGAN-RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 403 E. Broad St., where the Funeral Service will follow. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, 5600 E. Broad St. Visit www.egan-ryan.com
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