William Eldon Burkepile

April 02, 1936 ‒ February 08, 2021

Prospect, Ohio
Formerly of Marion, Ohio

William Eldon Burkepile, age 84, of Prospect, passed away unexpectedly Monday, February 8, 2021 at his home.

Bill was born in Marion, Ohio on April 2, 1936 to the late Levern Wesley and Dorothy V. (Delauder) Burkepile. After graduating from Harding High School, Bill served in The United States Marine Corp where he served as a guard for Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy.

After being honorably discharged, Bill worked for more than 43 years as a field machining specialist, supervisor and foreman for Marion Power Shovel. He was a member of The First Evangelical United Brethren Church and a proud Trump Republican.

William married Barbara Marie Lawlor on September 2, 1961after the two met at the Cherry Blossom Ball in Washington D.C. Barb died December 7, 2013.

In younger years, Bill enjoyed traveling with his family, bowling, and could often be found on the golf course.

William is survived by daughters, Jacqueline (Rob Stump) Labounty of Marion and Tammy (James) Smith of La Rue, grandchildren, Alisha, Amanda, and Aric Labounty, and Merv II and Megan Thomas; 16 great-grandchildren, sisters, Florence Rose and Sally Luedtke and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill’s honor to Marion County Children’s Services.

Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel is honored to serve William’s family. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • Jackie and Tammy,
    We are so sorry to hear of Dad’s passing, I remember so many fun times of family gatherings at grandma’s house. I remember the jovial teasing , the way he was always playing with all of our Christmas toys. It is hard to lose your Dad, but remember God is always with you. We will be praying for you as you go through this tough time.

    Love, Larry and Sue Brown (Susie)

  • So sorry for your loss, Bill was one of the nicest guys I ever worked with at Marion Power Shovel. He was a good man!!

  • Dear Jackie and Tammy

    Please accept our condolences. News of your Dad’s passing brought back a rush of memories – family gatherings with Barbara and you girls and the rest of the Lawlors, good humor and busy days on Everett Street in Maryland, where we often enjoyed Bill’s good humor and gentle smile.

    Stay safe and know our thoughts and prayers and his presence will always be with you.

    God Bless,
    Carey and Carol Lawlor Linton

  • To Jackie, Tammy and family,

    We are saddened to hear of your Dad’s passing and hope you are comforted with the
    thoughts of his having lived a long life. What joy you two girls brought to his life and
    your Mother’s! Hoping you will think of those times with fond memories.

    With our deepest sympathy and prayers,
    Art & Una