William Robert "Bill" Regal Sr. (1931 - 2013)

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William "Bill" Robert Regal Sr., 81, of Wellington, formerly of Lodi, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, after a year-long illness.
He was born June 4, 1931, in Elyria to the late Theodore and Fern (nee Horton) Regal.
William grew up on a farm in Huntington and also had a home in Lodi for many years. He had lived in Wellington for the last three years.
William was known by many as a "#1 truck driver" and he enjoyed talking about trucks and truck driving. He enjoyed spending time with his friends, whether the Wellington McDonald's "coffee club" or a group of friends in Lodi at a local diner. Bill enjoyed wood working and built picnic tables and wishing wells for his family.
William is survived by his wife, Phylis (nee Dague) Regal. In August, they would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
He is also survived by his children, William Jr. (Sandee) Regal of Wellington, Chris Smith of Wellington, Ted (Teresa) Regal of Sullivan, and Susan Regal of Wellington; 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; and siblings Jim (Marilyn) Regal of Wellington, Phillip Regal of Mt. Vernon, Marilyn (Dick) Foster of Florida, and Cheryl (Kenny) Gallatin of Ashland.
William was preceded in death by his sister, Shirley Riddle; and son-in-law, Don Smith.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 1 at Penfield Community Church, 40775 SR 18 East, Wellington, with pastor Chris Reutepohler officiating.
Burial will follow at Huntington Cemetery.
Norton-Eastman Funeral home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed online at
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Published in The Wellington Enterprise on Feb. 28, 2013