William Eugene “Butch” Saum
February 26, 1942 ‒ October 31, 2018
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