William "Bill" Eugene Snelling, Jr.
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HEATH: In accordance with his wishes, no calling hours will be observed for William "Bill" Eugene Snelling, 64, of Heath, who passed away March 15, 2013, at his residence. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. He was born February 11, 1949, in Newark, to the late William Eugene Snelling, Sr. and Mary Lou (Pethtel) Linn.
Bill was a 1968 graduate of Granville High School. He served four years in the Navy on the USS Kitty Hawk. He worked construction with his father-in -law, Paul "Pete" Simpson then later for himself. After retiring from construction he worked at the Moose Lodge. He was a good friend to many and had many good friends in return.
He is survived by his wife, Leslie Dianne (Simpson) Snelling, whom he married on December 14, 1968 in Jacksonville, Florida; daughter, Heidi Snelling of Newark; grandchildren who were his light of his life, Jacob William Snelling and Drea Dianne Snelling both of Newark; brothers, Fred (Sis) Snelling and Frank Snelling, sisters, Gina Snelling, Betsy Snelling, and Becky (Jeff) Debevoise; brother-in-law, Paul "Doby" (Diane) Simpson and sister-in-law, Paula (Michael) Workman.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Snelling.
The family requests that all guestbook condolences be signed at www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com and click obituaries/guestbook entry.
Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home
985 North 21st Street Newark, OH 43055
Published in the Advocate on Mar. 17, 2013