William Drayton

January 20, 1943 ‒ November 24, 2019

Sunbury, Ohio

William “Bill” Drayton, age 76, died on Sunday, November 24, 2019 in Marengo, Ohio.

William was born on January 20, 1943 in Canton, Ohio.  He went into the United States Air Force for 4 years.  After the Air Force he moved on to work for American Electric Power for 42 years. He retired in 2005.

He is survived by his wife Marcella Drayton, his sister Diane Murray, his two daughters,  Sonja Cantrell (Drayton), and Yvonne Wilt (Drayton), his four grandchildren, Paige Payne (Cantrell), Skye Cantrell, Joshua Cantrell, Sydney Wilt, and his two great grandchildren  Brayden, Madeline, and one on the way, Owen.

William was a lovable man. He made everyone laugh, even in church. He was an ornery, stubborn, warm hearted little old man. He was an avid wine maker. He will be greatly missed.

A funeral mass will be held on Monday, December 2nd at 11:30 a.m. at Saint John Neumann Catholic Church in Sunbury, Ohio.

DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Drayton family.

  • Yvonne, my heart felt condolences go out to your family. My prayers go out for you and Sydney. May the Lord be with you during these difficult times and in the future.

  • Yvonne, you and your family are in my prayers. Hold your memories close to your heart. Many prayers for you, your mom and Sydney.

  • Dear Drayton family, We will miss your dad and his handlebar mustache. May Christ comfort your family during this difficult time and may you all find peace and joy celebrating his earthly life and eternal happiness. God bless.

    Sincerely,
    Dave and Renee Brehm and family.

  • Marci and family I know that Bill loved all of you and probably shared some good stories that you can tell and repeat over and over and over again to your children, grandchildren and friends. Yes repeat because that is what we old folks do.. It is important to tell those stories and reminisce. You young folks need to be patience with us (smile).
    I know he was an ornery man because my husband is also.
    Marci when I came to your home to get help with my crochet is when I came to know Bill. One time sitting at your kitchen table looking out at the bird feeders and hearing about your camping trips I came to see that Bill really was a marshmallow inside just like my Eddy. It gave you both joy to share your homemade wine with me.
    We will have to have more of those crochet times together.
    I know it has been difficult watching a loved one pass.
    Much love and friendship

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