William G. Waits
September 14, 1942 ‒ July 31, 2019
BELLVILLE: William G. Waits, passed away Wednesday morning, July 31, 2019, in his son’s Bellville home surrounded by his family. He was 76.
He was born September 14, 1942 in Moulton, Alabama to parents William Roy Hayes and Cora (Waits) Williams and was graduated from Moulton High School with the class of 1960.
On December 22, 1962 he married Raylene Eunice (Sawdey) Waits who preceded him in death in 1999.
William worked at Armco Steel in Mansfield, where he worked for over 13 years until retiring on medical leave.
In spare time, Wild Bill from Bunkerhill could be heard on amateur radio. He loved ham radio and was a member of both the Mansfield and Mt. Vernon Clubs. He was a member of VFW Post 8586 in Perrysville, American Legion Post 257, Loudonville, and AMVETS Post 43 in Bellville. Bill enjoyed sitting there doing pull tickets or lottery tickets and visiting with his many friends.
He was a fantastic storyteller, able to paint a picture almost like you were there. Bill was a talented imitator with a quick wit and loved to make people laugh.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law William R. “Billy” and Kathleen Waits of Bellville, daughter and son-in-law Robyn and David Criss of Ontario; six grandchildren including twins Alexandria and Andrew Waits, Jessica Waits, Nickole Rhodes, Brandon Rhodes, and Bradley (Natasha) Rhodes; nine great grandchildren, a sister Mary Southard of Mansfield, nieces Beth Ricks and Joela Sawdey and many extended family.
The Waits family will receive friends Monday, August 5, 2019 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. A memorial service honoring Bill’s life will follow at 6 pm. Chaplain Dallas Waggle will officiate.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Bill’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com