William D. “Bill” Yantis

August 30, 1932 ‒ June 09, 2019

Marion, Ohio
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.

  • Bill was my dads roommate at Presidential before my father passed away in 2014. Sadly, we didn’t visit much after that and that is a big regret!! Bill was the sweetest and he loved my kids and family so much!

    Bill, we will miss you! We loved you like our second dad!

    Sherri, Riley, Jenna and Adam
    putgod1st@msn.com

  • My dad was his roommate he was bill also. Tbose two ended up being good friend. I regret not seeing him much after myndad passed. It was hard for me to go in there. My sister and I grew to love him. He will be missed. I think of him often.. Jackie Deaton. (Gordon (Bill) Short)

  • My dad was his roommate he was bill also. Tbose two ended up being good friend. I regret not seeing him much after myndad passed. It was hard for me to go in there. My sister and I grew to love him. He will be missed. I think of him often.. Jackie Deaton. (Gordon (Bill) Short) daughter

  • Bill was a very nice man. When I would go visit my father also Bill he was alway friendly. My grand children enjoyed being his entertainment. I am sure he will be missed. RIP Bill if you see my father tell him hello.

  • I am sadden to learn of Uncle Bill’s passing. I remember numerous family gatherings as a child with him and his daughters. I know he leaves many behind.
    Unfortunately, I can’t seem to access his obituary here. My mother/his sister, Joanna Yantis Hill Heitzman, has been asking for details. She said she was close to Uncle Bill and would have liked to visit before his passing. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen.

    I hope Uncle Bill finds a big, beautiful semi truck to drive. I’ll think of him every time I pass a semi; he’ll always be a big rig driver to me.

    • Thanks Judy. How have you been doing? Been talking with Marla so she can let our big sister know some of the details.

  • Many great memories of Uncle Bill! Whenever we would visit him, he would always have me and my siblings laughing. Hug heart and great hugs! Thanks for the great memories! Much love to his family.

  • So many memories of Uncle Bill and the mischief we would get into with him. He made us laugh, that is for sure!
    Sending big hugs to the family during this difficult time.
    With love,
    Jen

  • Pa-paw Bill, such a wonderful soul who will be missed dearly. Although I wasn’t able to have much of a relationship with him after my grandma (Marilyn) passed, he kept my picture hung in his room for all to see, he has and always will be my grandfather. I love you so much papaw, rest easy. ♥️

  • Carl and I am so sorry to hear of Bills’ passing. I am the sister to Bills’ first wife, Audrey and Linda and Cathy are my nieces of course, and Cassandra and Ashley are my family as well, along with their 3 beautiful children. GOD be with all of them and the entire family at this hard time.

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