William Eugene “Butch” Saum

February 26, 1942 ‒ October 31, 2018

Marengo, Ohio

William E. “Butch” Saum, age 76 of Marengo, passed away Wednesday morning, October 31, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family, after a long battle with cancer.

He was born on February 26, 1942 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Barney and Edna (Williams) Saum. Mr. Saum was self-employed for many years, building, owning and operating Bill’s Auto and Towing.

Mr. Saum is survived by his loving wife, Goldie (Biggs) Saum, whom he married April 17, 2009, and by sons William (Amy), Jim, Erik (Jenny), Matt (Dottie), all of Marengo, and Rick (Paula) Hunt of Southgate, MI; daughters Shari (John) Coleman, Sevierville, TN; step-sons Michael (Marlene) Skeens, Bellville, and Justin (Laura) Skeens, Marengo; step-daughter Cheyenne (Christian) Groth, Marengo, and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He is also survived by brothers Mark (Eva) Saum and Tom (Vicky) Saum, Crestline, Tim (Jennifer) Saum, St. Cloud, FL, and sister Diana (Bill Kiltz) Saum-Herring, Dunedin, FL. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Carlene (Adams) Saum, brothers Bud and Jim Saum, and sisters Sherri Bowen and Barbara Jean Roberts.

Butch was known as a wonderful neighbor and friend. He worked hard and was a great asset to the community. He was always there for folks, displaying a heart of gold. A perfect husband and father, he could be funny, ornery and lovingly cantankerous, yet demonstrated an unconditional love for his family. He enjoyed watching Nascar racing and professional football, and thoroughly enjoyed his horses and pets, particularly his quarter horse “Governor Bubba,” dogs Tinky and Maybelle, and Gizmo the cat. Mr. Saum’s proudest achievement was raising his children and seeing them start successful families of their own.

Friends may call Friday, November 2nd from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. St. Rt. 61 in Sunbury, where services will be held Saturday, November 3rd at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Shawna Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in Marengo Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Butch’s memory to the Morrow County Humane Society.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve the Saum family. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Sorry for your loss. Butch was a wonderful man
    Lol when I was 16 he came to my rescue quite a few times when my car broke down and as I got older unlocking my car for me the many times I locked my keys in .lol.

  • To the family of Bill Saum, my thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. He was a wonderful man who always went that extra mile to help you.


    Donna L Mitchell

  • So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was a well respected man, In our family. Condolences to the Saum family.

  • So sorry to hear about Butch. He was always very nice to the kids and I. He was definitely a blessing to have known. Thinking of you all during this time.

    Amy, Seana and Doug

  • Goldie and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending you hugs and prayers for healing of your heart. You are in my thoughts.

  • My deepest sympathy to the Saum family especially to Matt, Dottie, Maggie & Chelsea. My prayers have been said for all of you and pray that God gives you His strength to cope with your grief.

  • I consider myself so fortunate to have known and loved this family, Butch was one of the nicest and loving man that I have known, My love and prayers go out to each one of you. Take his memories and keep them close to your heart.. Love to all Lola and Bud

  • My thoughts and Prayers are with his family! Butch (Bill) was the nicest, kindest man he helped so many people. He was always coming to get my broke down car and would get it right in and have it fixed , he helped me quit a few times and I’m so grateful to him and I’m glad I had the chance to Thank him. I’ve know Bill for many many years and there’s not one negative thing I can say about him . RIP Bill

  • Very sad to see my uncle go, but now he is in heaven with Aunt Carlene. I will always remember hanging out at the garage or the house and see him smoking that gross cigar ( I always told him he was smoking a turd, lol) . Will always remember the fun and special times that I had with my Uncle and Aunt Saum. Love you always and never forgotten. Love Tammy

  • Your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I am very honored to have known Bill.

  • Dear Goldie @ Family. Bill was a Blessing to My Dad & I !!!! He was so very nice! My thoughts & prayers for your family!!! Sincerely Sheila Micholes