William “Bill” Arthur Christy

July 19, 1947 ‒ June 06, 2016

Delaware, Ohio


William “Bill” Arthur Christy, 68, of Delaware passed away Monday evening June 6, 2016 in the emergency room at Grady Memorial Hospital.

He was born July 19, 1947 in Galena, Ohio to Arthur Christy and Gracie Wells.

Art proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy from 1965 – 1968. He worked as production supervisor and transportation coordinator for Goodyear in Marysville, retiring after 35 years.

Art was a member of the Blessed Hope Baptist Church in Delaware and he was a former Cub Scout and Boy Scout master for Troop #184 in Ostrander. He also was a devoted volunteer in the Buckeye Valley Food Booth at the Delaware County Fair. He enjoyed watching old western and John Wayne movies, leather working and his daughter-in-laws cakes. When younger, he enjoyed working on cars.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 46 years Mary (Lilly); son Michael (Janice) Christy of Delaware; grandson William “Billy” Christy; two step granddaughters and three great grandsons; two sisters Elsie (Mike) Weihrauch of Moline, Illinois and Brenda Joyce Christy of Delaware; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father Arthur Christy and his mother Gracie Sheward, Art was preceded in death by his son William Arthur “Hoss” Christy II, sister Linda Pekol and step father William Sheward.

The family will receive friends on Thursday June 9, 2016 from 5 – 8 pm at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware and where funeral services will be held on Friday June 9, 2016 at 11:00 am with Rev. Carl Stover officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery with the Delaware County Veterans Association conducting military honors at graveside.

The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve this veteran and his family.

To share a fond memory of Art or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Dear family and friends. I am so deeply sorry to hear about your loss. William will be missed, but not forgotten because Jesus’ words found at (John 5:28,29) says there will be a resurrection. So what this mean is William will be given a fresh new start with the prospect of living forever in a peaceful new world. (Psalms 37:29) I hope these promises found in the Bible bring comfort knowing that you have an opportunity to see him again to share more wonderful times together.

  • Mike so very sorry for your loss prayers for you and your family always remember the memories the good times

  • Only got to say hello at the BV reunion. I went to school with Bill at Scioto Valley. I seem to remember him going by Art back then. Always seem like a really nice guy. Goo memories of him from back then. My condolences to his family.

  • Condolences to his family. He will be missed. I went to school for 12 years with Art, as that was what he went by since 1st grade. I was glad to see him at both the 25th and 50th reunions of the BV Class of 1965. We talked about how much Ostrander had changed in the last 50 years.
    Your family is in our prayers.

  • My condolences to your family. I graduated with Art. My God give you comfort at this time of loss

  • Art was my buddy, my teammate, and my fellow swab-jockey. We entered the Navy at the same time and were discharged at the same time. We had a blast growing up in the big city metropolis of Osintater. When we played intra-mural sports; Art was one of my first choices when picking a team. We shared so many fun times in one of the quintessential little towns of the Midwest; it would be impossible to pick just one. God gave us 68 years of friendship and fellowship. I will always cherish those years and I look forward to spending my eternity in heaven with such a great man and pal (and Patriot) as Art. God bless and keep you Art until we are together again.