SIDNEY — William A. "Bill" Gephart, 82, of 9512 W. Mason Road, Sidney, Ohio, passed away at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Fair Haven County Home.
He was born on Oct. 13, 1931, in Shelby County, Ohio, the son of the late William A. and Dorothy (Moyer) Gephart.
On June 4, 1950, he was married to Martha L. Meyer, who survives along with their son, Robert A. (Karen) Gephart, of Sidney, Ohio; two daughters, Linda D. (Philip) Frasure, of Troy, Ohio, and Margo S. (Patrick) Gavit, of North Star, Ohio; nine grandchildren, Cory (Jessica) Griesdorn, Kyle Griesdorn, Kelsey Gavit, Alec Gavit, Lance Gephart, Derek Gephart, Jule Gephart, Brooke Gephart, and Amy Frasure; one stepgrandson, Richard Frasure; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one stepgrandson, Philip "Pete" Frasure.
Bill worked for Stolle and the Alcoa Corp. for 41 years. Bill was a former member of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Willowdell in Yorkshire, Ohio, for 60 years. He was also a member of the Newport Sportsmen Club. Bill enjoyed his animals, especially his dog and horses. He also enjoyed hunting and taking his grandchildren fishing. He was a dedicated husband and family man, who will be dearly missed.
Bill was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Sidney, where a funeral service will be held Friday, May 9, 2014, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Jonathan W. Schriber officiating. Burial will be at Pearl Cemetery in Swanders.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church of Sidney, or St. Paul Lutheran Church of Willowdell, 9464 Foote Road, Yorkshire, OH 45388.
Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Gephart family at the funeral home's website, www.cromesfh.com.