William "Bill" Jacob Felker, 53 of Hoch Road, Marion, Ohio, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday morning, January 26, 2014. Bill was untied in marriage with his wife of 19 years Bonnie Perrego Felker on April 1, 1994.
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Bill was a 1979 graduate of Tunkhannock High School and after graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served on the USS Moosebrugger.
In August of 2010 Bill and Bonnie and their children Jacob and Paige purchased and operated the Hickory Groove Lake Campground in Marion, Ohio.
Bill was well known within the community and was involved in his children's activities. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed time with his family, friends and campers and specially hunting with his longtime friend Bob Rau.
Preceding him in death was his maternal grandfather Harold Ray; paternal grandparents William and Marion Benscoter; father-in-law Albert Emerson Perrego; and brother-in-law William D. Ball.
In addition to his wife he is survived by a son Jacob Felker stationed with the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky.; daughter Paige Felker at home; parents Jacob "Skip" and Margaret Felker of Tunkhannock; mother-in-law Karen Perrego of Clearwater, Fla.; sisters: Cindy Ball, Michaelle and Jeff Cox, and Brenda and Chris Mills all of Tunkhannock; brother Bob and Kathi Felker of Scott Township; sister-in-law Barbie and Chuck Crane of Dallas; brother-in-law Alan Perrego of California; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, aunts, and uncles. Also surviving his is close friend and wife Bob and Mary Rau of Tunkhannock; and first wife Kim Felker of Tunkhannock.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014, at 3 p.m. from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with Pastor Doug Mills officiating. Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of service.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sheldonkukuchkafuneralhome.com.
Sheldon - Kukuchka Funeral Home - Tunkhannock
73 West Tioga Street
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
Published in The Wyoming County Examiner from Jan. 29 to Feb. 4, 2014