William “Bill” A. Wolverton, 91, of Van Wert, OH, formerly of Montpelier, IN., passed away at 3:30 AM on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Community Health Professionals in Van Wert. He was born on Saturday, March 24, 1923, in Montpelier, IN. He married Patricia Cary on Friday, August 25, 1944 in Ft. Lewis, WA. Bill graduated from Montpelier High School in 1941. He retired from Indiana Corrugated in Warren, IN. He was a member of the Millard-Brown American Legion Post #156 of Montpelier, IN and was a WWII veteran serving in the US Army. He has been a past Commander of Post #156, past 4th district Commander, past department Vice Commander, past department membership Chairman, member of the Anavicus, Jay Blackford 40-8 Voiture 988, past Chef DeGabe, former member of the Montpelier Volunteer Fire Department and the Elks Lodge of Hartford City, IN. Bill and his wife enjoyed spending their winters in Winter Haven, FL and had been doing so since 1992. He had been a lifetime Blackford County resident until moving to Van Wert, OH 3 years ago. Bill was a member of the First Baptist Church in Montpelier, IN. He will always be remembered for his good sense of humor and will be greatly missed by his family, friends and entire community.
Survivors include:Wife- Patricia (Cary) Wolverton, Van Wert, OH., Son - William R. (Wife, Nancy) Wolverton, Van Wert, OH., Granddaughter - Nicole D. (Husband, Brian) Milek, Canton, OH., Granddaughter - Kimberly R. (Husband, Kevin) Fessenden, Milford, OH., Grandson - Reed T. Wolverton, Van Wert, OH., Great Granddaughter - Lya Milek, Canton, OH., Great Granddaughter - Kathryn Milek, Canton, OH., Great Grandson - Weston Milek, Canton, OH., Great Granddaughter - Amelia Milek, Canton, OH and Great Granddaughter - Isabella Fessenden, Milford, OH.
He was preceded in death by his: Father - Abner Wolverton and Mother - Elsie M. (Hoskins) Hawk.
Family and friends may gather to share and remember at Walker & Glancy Funeral Home 109 W Windsor St Montpelier on Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
A service to celebrate Bill’s life will be at Walker & Glancy Funeral Home at 4:00 PM on Saturday, June 28, 2014 with Pastor Bob Allen officiating. Interment will follow in the Brookside Memorial Park in Montpelier. Graveside rites will be conducted by the Millard Brown American Legion Post #156.
Preferred memorials: Millard-Brown American Legion #156 Firing Squad c/o Jeff Clouse 112 W. Green St. Montpelier IN 47359
Arrangements are being handled by Walker & Glancy Funeral Home in Montpelier.
Online condolences may be made at www.glancyfuneralhomes.com