William R. “Bill” McCaulley

October 27, 1951 ‒ April 23, 2019

Marion, Ohio

William R. “Bill” McCaulley, age 67 of Marion, passed away at his home on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

Bill was born on October 27, 1951 in California on the Travis Air Force Base to William and Joan M. (Williams) McCaulley. As the son of a career Air Force father, Bill lived many places around the country and finally settled in Marion.

Bill received his bachelor of science from Adrian College in Michigan. He served as the Executive Director for over 30 years at MARCA of Marion.

Bill was united in marriage to the love of his life, Norma Jean Pilley, on April 19, 1975. Bill and Norma just celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary with a trip to Windsor, Canada.

Bill was a remarkable force of nature. Always with a smile on his face, a story to tell, a hand to lend you or a raffle ticket to sell you. He gave willingly of himself to countless charities and organizations. He was a longtime Boy Scout leader, and an Eagle Scout himself, mentoring so many young individuals learning the value of honor, hard work and integrity. He was president of Pheasants Forever, president of the Marion bowling league, bus driver and president of the board of transportation for Marion City Schools, past president of the Pre-School Daycare Board of Epworth United Methodist Church, Secretary of Civitan International and a faithful member of Epworth United Methodist Church.

Bill was an avid hunter and fisherman, with annual trips to South Dakota, Lake Erie and many other favorite spots around the country. His English Setter hunting dogs were his pride and joy. Golf leagues, bowling leagues, a number of social clubs were all things that Bill loved to be a part of and touched the lives of countless people. He will be remembered as a jack of all trades, from painting to landscaping and so much more. But more than anything, Bill will be remembered for his zest for life, love for his family, his community and his faith.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Norma McCaulley; children: Bill E. (Beth) McCaulley and Mike (Jess) McCaulley; grandchildren: Gracie, Baylee, Averee and Josie; siblings: Ann (Jerry) Burns, John (Maureen) McCaulley and Carol King; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Friday, April 26, 2019 at Epworth United Methodist Church, 249 East Center St., Marion from 3PM to 7PM; Funeral service will be Saturday at the church at 1PM with Rev. David Hoffman officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pheasants Forever or Boy Scouts Troop #3 c/o Epworth United Methodist Church.

The Snyder Funeral Homes, Denzer Chapel, is honored to be serving the McCaulley family; condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • I am so sorry about Bill. I was working at the bus station and met him. What a great guy! Prayers for your family!kathy

  • He left an impact on many lives. He will be missed. Prayers for all his family and friends.

  • Norma, I’m so sorry to hear about Bill! Prayers for peace and comfort sent your way. Gale Clifton

  • Norma and family, Jim and I were saddened to hear about Bill. Our sympathy and condolences are sent to you and your family.

    Jim & Cheryl Kelley

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the entire McCaulley family. God bless you all.

    Jim and Diane Tomsick

  • Our Deepest condolences and prayers to the family of our PH president . Bill Will be missed deeply.

    Harvey and Jessica Osborn

  • Met Bill through MARCA when they worked with us when at Gaylord Container there in Marion. He was always a great guy. So sorry for his passing. Prayers to all of the family!

  • We are so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was a special friend of ours. Thinking of you, Norma, and your family. MARCA meant so much to him.

  • Ann So sorry for your loss When I think of Bill I can’t help but think about his love of the times when you guys would butcher hogs on the farm He always seemed to have such a great time doing that God Bless you and your family during this difficult time Larry and Anita

  • Bill was a amazing man. My husband bowled on several leagues as Bill. He helped my Grandson with fishing, hunting etc. Just last year Bill showed him how to Pheasant hunt which got my Grandson his first Pheasant. Bill touched many Adult and Children lives. He will greatly be missed. Prayers for the Family.

  • As Mo’s cousins, we were often at many parties with Bill and his family at Mo and John’s house. I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember him as a sweet, kind, funny man who always made me smile with a story or a joke.
    Love, Beth , Bill and Luke Dixon

  • I will really miss my Monday night hugs. He touched our family in so many ways.

  • My deepest sympathies and condolences to you all with Bills passing. He was such an amazing man! The clients and Staff at Marca adored him! Thank you for aging him with us!

  • Rest in peace in heaven. My thoughts and prayers be with the family during your time of sorrow.

  • Known Bill for a long time!!! Was shocked to hear of his passing!!! He is a great man and will be missed by many who loved and cared for his friendship!!! Never known him to not be smiling!!! JESUS HAS A NEW BEST FRIEND!!! RIP MY FRIEND!!!

  • For year, I had the pleasure of serving Bill while he bowled at bluefusion! Great soul. Prayers to his family and friends.

  • Norma and family, so sorry for your loss! I’ve only known Bill for a few years, but always enjoyed his company. Checking his pocket calendar for available dates! RIP Bill!

  • McCaulley Family Sorry for your loss . Prayers for entire Family

    Bob & Charlotte Carter

  • Norma and family, Jeff and I are so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Jeff’s dad liked golfing with Bill. We loved to hear him sing that famous song “She Thinks My Tractor Sexy” at the K Of C karaoke night. RIP Bill

  • Bill was a great man and I am happy to say he was a great friend of mine he will be forever missed but never forgotten!!!!! RIP Bill!!!

  • Norma and Family,
    We are shocked and saddened to hear this news. What a wonderful man who lit up a room with his smile when he entered. So very sorry for your loss.

  • Norma- we are so sorry for your loss!! What a great man that made everyone feel special! Our prayers are with you and the rest of your family!

  • Norma, Bill, and Mike,

    Mr. McCaulley as I called him, Bill, and Dad as you called him, was an incredibly special man who meant so much to so many people. Without Mr. McCaulley I’m not sure I would know how to fish, go rabbit and deer hunting. I might not know the rules of softball, the best way to start a campfire, tie a square knot, or set up a tent. My deep love of people with extra special needs began with Mr. McCaulley introducing me to MARCA and the work he did there. He truly was everything a scoutmaster is supposed to be.

    He encouraged me to do my best, to finish the task, and to stay true to my commitments. He was a mentor to me, the kind of person your parents hope their kids find to fill in the gaps. Behind the tough exterior was a kind and compassionate person that served others in every aspect of his life. In many ways Mr. McCaulley was like a 2nd Dad to me even though “Dads” weren’t technically allowed on scout camping trips. 🙂 He treated me like I was one of his own kids.

    While time has passed and lives changed, the memories and lessons remain never losing any strength. I’m deeply sorry I won’t be in attendance this weekend, but my heart is broken for you Norma, Bill, Mike, and the rest of the family. Mr. McCaulley is in a better place, a job well done, God Bless you all in your time of need!

  • Bill touched so many lives through his many endeavors. We were touched through Boy Scouts. So sorry for your loss. Just keep remembering how many people he enriched with his presence.

  • Norma and family:

    So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing, what a gem, may each of you be surrounded by all the good which he encompassed in life. Many fond memories of Troop 3 days in the late 70’s including Bill Sr. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend his tribute due to our service schedule but will certainly be with you in recollection, thought, and prayer. As mentioned to John…. the words of Scout Vesper’s certainly ring true.

    Softly falls the light of day,
    While our campfire fades away.
    Silently each scout should ask:
    “Have I done my daily task?
    Have I kept my honor bright?
    Can I guiltless sleep tonight?
    Have I done and have I dared
    Everything to be prepared.?”

    Rest well old friend, rest well!

    Courage and Strength

    Clay Snyder

  • So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. We was such a nice guy. Shawn and I enjoyed our golf league on Thursdays nights with him. Always had a smile and a hug to share. He will surely be missed. Thoughts and prayers to his family.

  • My deepest sympathies to Bills’ family , on his passing. Bill and I go back a lot farther than either of us would like to admit, but he was always great friend. I’ll definitely miss his sense of humor.. and he had a great one !! Rest in peace, Bill… Paradise awaits you !!

  • We were saddened by Bill’s passing. I have known him since I was 13… worked at Marca in summer and later was a bus driver for summer.. he was always a big brother to me. My hubby worked there at workshop and was friends with Bill.. prayers to all of you.. he will be missed..

    Christy and Mark Clark

  • So sorry to hear the About Bill. My prey go out to Bills’ family . He be miss. He was a good guy n friend. May he R .I. P.

  • So sad. Cindy and I are out of state and won’t be able to attend. We will however keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Sorry to hear this bad news. I graduated with Bill and I do not ever remember him not having a smile on his face. Always jovial and always having a story to tell you could talk to him for hours. Such a good man and friend. He will truly be missed! Prayers to the family. So sorry. Rest in peace my friend……………

  • I am sincerely sorry for your families loss. May God watch over you all. Will keep you all in my prayers. Can see Bill and my mom, Marie Taylor having coffee together about now.

  • I met Bill at the Marion City Schools bus garage this year and rode on his bus a few times and came to see that he cared about each one of those kids very much. Bill would fist bump each kid on and off the bus daily telling them to have a good day or I’ll see you in the morning. So, Bill here is my fist pump to you, and I will bid you good-bye for now.

    You will be greatly missed by everyone at the bus garage.

  • Our sincere sympathy to Norma and Family. Margie and I enjoyed working with him on the Epworth Pre-School Board and the many tickets we shared especially during the Marion County fairs. He was a hard worker and dedicated servant to many excellent causes helping others. I am sorry that we are unable to attend services, but you will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Fred and Margie Saull

  • Norma and family, Jeff and I are so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Always loved when he sang karaoke at the club, definitely a crowd pleaser. God bless the family.

  • To the family of Bill McCaulley,

    I cannot imagine the depth of your grief at this time. Praying for you in these difficult days that you will find comfort in God’s embrace.

    Barbara Thompson Young

  • I thought the world of Bill. He always had a smile on his face and will be sorely missed by all who had the privilege of knowing Bill. Rest in peace Bill and may the Good Lord be with you.

  • Bill – big heart, big hole left to fill. We at Elkhorn Lake Hunt Club will miss him, at the club, personally, and at Pheasant Forever events. May your hearts be comforted at this difficult time.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers surround you and your family in the days and weeks ahead.

  • I am so sorry for your lost. It saddens me with heavy heart to hear this tragic news. Bill will be deeply missed but never forgotten. This world could use more people like him. Rest in peace my friend 🙏