William Eldon Burkepile
April 02, 1936 ‒ February 08, 2021
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.