William Ray Tobin
January 01, 1938 ‒ January 24, 2021
William Ray “Bill” Tobin, age 83, of Marion, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, January 24, 2021 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
Bill was born in Marion, Ohio on January 1, 1938 to the late W.K. and Mildred Ilo (Smallwood) Tobin. Bill graduated from Marion Catholic High School and later entered the US Navy where he served for four years active and two years in the reserves. During that time, he earned a Good Conduct Medal.
After returning home from the Navy, Wanda Faye Copeland caught Bill’s attention at the Galleher Drug Store in Marion and after several attempts on Bill part and two first dates; the two were wed on June 10, 1960.
Together Bill and Wanda raised two children and loved six grandchildren. They had the opportunity to travel across the United States and visit Hawaii. They enjoyed beach trips with friends to Emerald Isle in North Carolina and annual Fourth of July trips to Portage Lake with friends. Wanda preceded Bill in death on May 22, 2019.
Bill enjoyed antiquing and formerly owned and operated Tobin’s Faded Years. In addition to the shop, Bill was the financial administrator for the hospitals in Galion and Upper Sandusky
Bill is survived by daughter, Amy Orewiler of Marion; grandchildren, Alec (Chesney), Caden, Abby (Jonathan), Ben (Charity), Jeremy (Kristen), and Emily; great-grandchildren, Brooklyn, Caidyn, Bryson, Liam and Lydia; sisters, Marty Merchant and Betsy Tobin.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Wanda; son, Kevin, and sister, Virginia Mathiot.
Private family services will be held at Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel with Pastor Tom Toney officiating and military honors provided by The Marion Area United Veteran’s Council. Burial will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery with Father Kyle Tennant presiding.
Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel is honored to serve Bill’s family. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.