William D. “Bill” Yantis
August 30, 1932 ‒ June 09, 2019
Formerly of Troy, Ohio
William D. “Bill” Yantis, age 86, of Marion, died Sunday, June 9, 2019, at the Presidential Care Center in Marion following an extended illness.
On August 30, 1932, Bill was born in Troy, Ohio, one of eight children of the late Roy Arthur and Marjorie Jean (LaVan) Yantis. He graduated from Elizabeth Township High School, which later became Miami Central High School.
Shortly following graduation, Bill was drafted to serve in the U.S. Marine Corp, a veteran of the Korean War. During this time, he was married to the late Audrey Yantis, and they had two daughters together: Linda and Cathy.
Following his honorable discharge from the Marines, Bill worked as a truck driver for most of his life. He worked for Schneider Trucking and locally he would often haul livestock.
Every year, Bill looked forward to the Yantis family reunions.
On December 31, 1993, Bill married Marilyn Jean (Lines) Yantis in Pinellas Park, Florida. They shared fifteen years together. She preceded him in death on May 21, 2009.
Bill is survived by two daughters: Linda Heier of Corpus Christi, TX, and Catherine Yantis of Carroll, OH; five grandchildren: Matthew Brann, Sara Heier, Cassandra (Brent) Palsgrove, Ashley (Jeremy) Swartz, and Alexander Yantis; four great-grandchildren: Carter and McKinley Palsgrove, Evan Swartz, and Dani Brann Heier; one great-great-granddaughter, MacKenzie McCabe; two brothers: Joseph (Sharon) Yantis of Portage, MI, and Norman (Diana) Yantis of Troy, OH; two sisters: Joanna (Samuel) Heitzman of Piqua, OH, and Marilyn Clark of Wendell, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Including his wives and parents, Bill was preceded in death by two brothers, Maynard and Cory Yantis; and a sister and brother-in-law, Barbara (Dan) Donaugh.
Services honoring Bill’s life will be observed privately by his family.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Bill’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.