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William J. Wilson

February 6, 1948 — January 5, 2020

William J. Wilson

William J. “Bill” Wilson, age 71, of Bellefontaine, Ohio left for his final hunting trip Sunday morning, January 5, 2020, at his home.

He was born in Chillicothe February 6, 1948, to the late Cecil A. Wilson and Juanita G. (Pollock) Burcham Hampton.  Bill was also preceded in death by two sisters; a brother; special step-father, Orville Burcham; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mary and Thomas Porter and his brother-in-law, David Scheff.

Bill married Debbie Porter June 22, 1991, and she survives.  He is also survived by children, Garry (Jenni) Hall of Bellefontaine, Ashlee Hall of DeGraff, Ohio, Orville (Melinda) Wilson of South Charleston, William (Jessica) Wilson of Hilliard, and Franklin Wilson of Jacksonville, Florida; grandchildren, Hunter, Haylee, Hannah, and baby Hall on the way, Franklin, Nick, and Jarrett Wilson; step-brother, Sam Wilson of North Carolina; like a son and his hunting buddy Brian Schaffer of Anna; sisters-in-law Tina (John) Wheatley of Arkansas, Gina Scheff of West Liberty, Jenny (Tadd) Chaney of Springfield; brother-in-law, Noah (Pam) Dillon of Springfield; numerous nieces and nephews and special friends Randy and Tina Branscum, Brian Dixon, and Tina Schaffer.

Bill worked for many years at Champion Company in Springfield and retired in 2016 as a press operator from KTH after twenty years of employment.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Memorial Hospital Specialty Care Center and to Universal Home Health Hospice, especially Amanda for her special talks with Bill during her visits.

At Bill’s request, a special celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

The family was assisted with the arrangements by the staff of the Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in DeGraff.


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