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William R. Van Meter

REYNOLDSBURG: William Richard Van Meter, 69, crossed over to his heavenly home on February 8, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Catherine, granddaughter Becky Ickes and nephew Larry Capps.

He pastored Hebron Nazarene Church for 24 years. He was a kind, generous, loving and compassionate man who loved God, and always put others before himself. He loved his congregation and never felt it was a job, as he always said: "I love every minute of being a pastor." His life revolved around the church.

He is survived by his wife Raymona, daughters Karen (Nick) Kneice, Cheryl (Ben) Ickes; sisters Shirley Cheney, Nancy (Bill) Rathgaber, Linda (Larry) Capps; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; also survived by his mother-in-law Eva Halley; sisters-in-law Diana (Greg) Racer, Demaris (John) Higgins.

He loved to play golf and on his day off (if possible) you would find him on the golf course, and was even known to play while it was snowing. He also loved singing, and most always had a smile on his face. He will be greatly missed by his family and all his friends.

Friends may call on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Kirkersville home of HOSKINSON Funeral & Cremation Service, 285 E. Main St. in Kirkersville. An on-line guest register and video tribute to Pastor Bill are available at www.hoskinsonfuneral.com. Funeral Services celebrating his life will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. in the Hebron Nazarene Church. Burial will follow at Glen Rest Memorial Estates, Reynoldsburg.

Memorials may be directed to the Hebron Nazarene Church, 115 W Canal Street, PO Box 1466, Hebron, OH 43025. HOSKINSON Funeral & Cremation service, Kirkersville, is honored to care for the Van Meter family.

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Published in the Advocate on Feb. 11, 2014
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