William Collins Staples, 88, of Henderson, Kentucky, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 19, 2021, at the Lucy Smith King Care Center under the care of St. Anthony’s Hospice and surrounded by family and friends.
William C. “Bill” was born in Hebbardsville, Kentucky, on January 22, 1933, to the late Waverly Staples and Susie Beatrice Collins Staples. He was a 1951 graduate of Hebbardsville High School, a 1955 graduate of Western Kentucky University, and a veteran of the United States Air Force.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his brother, Waverly Eugene Staples; infant grandson, John Isaac Brunner; and dear friend, Edward Hazelwood.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Charline Walker Staples; his three children, Karen Brunner (Roy), Kim Marshall (Rick), and William Michael Staples, all of Henderson, Kentucky. In addition, he is survived by his grandchildren, Walker Brunner (Hayley), Cody Brunner (Mackenzie Brantley), Nora Bryant (Tevin), McCallister Brunner (Myron Ricketson), Tyler Boswell (Anne), Ellen Duke (Seth), Ashley Marshall, Logan Staples (Mary Agnew), and Ann Michael Staples (Preston Meador); and great-grandchildren, Dansby Brunner, Ava Bryant, Riley Ricketson, Vera Ricketson, Maisy Boswell, and Henry Boswell. Also, he is survived by his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ulvester and Marianne Walker. Other special survivors are people Bill loved as dearly as his own children, Joe Fulcher, Mark Fulcher, Chris Fulcher, Cindy Ward, and Tracie Howe.
Bill’s wishes were for private services.
Contributions honoring Bill’s life may be made to St. Anthony’s Hospice, 2410 South Green Street, Henderson, Kentucky 42420.
Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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