William Swob Sr.

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SIDNEY — William Franklin "Bill" Swob Sr., 82, of Sidney, Ohio, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017, at Miami Valley Hospital surrounded by his family.

He was born April 23, 1934, in Shelby County, Ohio to the late Ralph E. and Lucille (Myers) Swob. On July 6, 1989, he married Mary (Dunn) Swob and she survives.

Bill is survived by children, Ralph E. (Theresa) Swob, of Covington, Roy E. Swob, of West Manchester, Melissa Jeffers, of Bradford, Michelle Grody, of Troy, and Stacie Edwards, of Sidney; three stepdaughters; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters, Patricia (Richard) McMaken, of Covington, and Carolyn Stone, of Houston; and sister-in-law, Jean Swob, of Houston.

Bill was preceded in death by daughter, Barb Swob, son, William Franklin "Homer" Swob Jr., brother, Bob Swob, and sister, Jeanette Winemiller, and great-granddaughter, Millie Phillips.

He was a member of the Eagles Lodge 3998 of Covington, and Moose Lodge of Piqua. He attended the First Baptist Church of Bradford. He retired from Copperweld Corporation in Piqua after 28 years of service. He was a member of the Coon Hunters Association as he was an avid coon hunter and outdoorsman. He was a long time fan of the Houston Wildcats and an avid Cincinnati Reds fan. For over thirty years he was an avid fan of The Young & Restless.

Family and friends may visit from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, March 30, 2017, at the Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney. Funeral services will be held at noon p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Mark Lynch officiating. Burial will follow at Shelby Memory Gardens, Hardin.

Arrangements entrusted to the Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney, Ohio.

The family requests that donations be made to Wilson Home Health Care and Hospice in Bill's memory.

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Published in Sidney Daily News from Mar. 28 to Mar. 29, 2017