William Rodney Sleaford, Jr. of Eustis, FL passed away on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at the age of 81 years. He was born in Howell Township, Michigan. Bill proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. during the Korean War as a sergeant in the bomb disposal unit. After he returned from the war, he attended and graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in business. Bill retired from retail sales and facility management. He moved to Vero Beach, FL in 1972 from East Lansing, Michigan. In 1996, he relocated to Lake County, Florida. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family, especially his grandson, Taylor. He also enjoyed a good game of Golf. He is remembered and will be dearly missed by his son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Cathy Sleaford of New Smyrna Beach, FL; sister, Merib Kruger and her husband, Fred of Charlevoix, Michigan; and grandson, Taylor McCarty Sleaford of Castle Rock, Colorado. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Cornerstone Hospice/Mike Conley Hospice House, 2100 Oakley Seaver Boulevard, Clermont, FL 34711; www.cshospice.org Arrangements are entrusted to Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, Tavares, FL. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared on the tribute wall at www.SteversonHamlinHilbish.com
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, 2014