William A. “Bill” Marr

March 22, 1937 ‒ December 11, 2016

Marengo, Ohio


William A. “Bill” Marr, age 79, of Marengo died late Sunday night, December 11, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born on March 22, 1937 in Albany, New York the son of the late Charles A. and Ethel Mae (Ball) Marr.

Bill met Margaret Little in Florida and they were married there on July 11, 1962.  In 1969 Bill found work in north central Ohio and they moved to Marengo and have been here ever since.  He was a great husband who loved Margaret with all his soul.  He’d do anything for her.

He worked construction, owning his own business for many years.  While he did it all over the years, including large scale renovations, his specialty was hanging and finishing drywall.

Bill loved fishing at their winter home in Crescent, Florida and would hunt “anything and everything” on and around their property in Marengo.

He loved to pick at people and had a great sense of humor.  His daughter Cindy said, “he was as ornery as he was loving”.

He will be missed by his wife Margaret; their children Sheila Jeffers and her husband Kyle of Sunbury, Tony Marr and his wife Teri of Marengo, and Cindy McElroy and her husband Dusty of Centerburg; seven grandchildren Lizzie, Grace, Tylor, Trevor, Jaclyn, Spencer, and Adrienne; and two great grandchildren Oliver and Iris.  Bill was an excellent father and loved spending time with his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Private services will be held at a later date.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Mr. Marr’s family.  Special memories and condolences can be shared with them at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Good Ole’ Papa Bill..
    Glad I got my big hug a couple of weeks ago from him when he and MiMi stopped by the house.
    Thinking of all of you!! Love you guys!!!
    The Sagar’s.
    Tracy, Denise, Zachary and Seth

  • Margret and family I am so sorry for your lost. He was a great adpoted Grandpa to Seth, and Seth thought the world of him. Our families have been close for years and Bill will be sadly missed. Prayers your way

  • Our family is saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. He always treated us so well, even in difficult times. I still get a smile thinking about leaving a cart out for him to go frog gigging a couple times a year. And frying those frog legs the next day and tricking the kids into eating them, good memories. May he rest in peace, our condolences in these difficult times. Love Bryan Kaitlin Sam Cami & Rig

  • Margaret and Family
    Sorry to hear about Bills passing. Bill and I worked together for several years. He taught me everything there is to know about Drywall installing and finishing. he also tried to teach me the tricks of fishing but he soon found out that wasn’t nearly as easy. We always had a great time in Florida and Bass fishing. I will miss him and his constant orneriness .

    Jeff Greenwood

  • Hugs, kisses and prayers to you all! It’s amazing to witness the love you all have for each other. He will rest easy knowing he had part in creating such wonderful, loving children and he will continue to live in all your hearts. Love you all!

  • Margaret and your children, I just wanted to send my condolences in your loss of Bill. I will keep you all in my prayers. Love you all.

  • Margret and family, Thinking of all of you today. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs to all

  • Tony,Shelia, Cindy and meme ,as my children called you. I am so sorry for your loss. Your families will be in my prayers.

  • The best fishing buddy & friend a guy could ever have. Thanks for many, many years of great fishing stories, laughs & great nemories.

  • My thoughts & prayers are with you all. I can’t tell you how much Bill ment to me. He definitely would tell ya just how it was! He gave me so much love, wisdom & great advice. I could always go to him with my problems. What a heart of gold. I will forever miss you, & will always remember the great advise. I might not have always liked it but always took it in. You, Bill Marr were one of a kind. I love you more than anything & thank you for your true friendship. I will miss you forever!!