Willis Glenn Wirick

January 16, 1933 ‒ January 18, 2008

Mount Gilead and formerly Delaware, Ohio

Willis Glenn Wirick, 75, of Mount Gilead died Friday January 18, 2008 at his home.

He was born January 16, 1933 in Sunbury, Ohio the son of the late George R. and Mary Elizabeth (Walton) Wirick.

Glenn served his country, enlisting in the United States Air Force, serving during the Korean Conflict.

On April 20, 1973 he married Bonnie Beddow at the parsonage of the Grace United Methodist Church; a union and friendship of nearly 35 years.

Glenn has been a resident of north Central Ohio is entire life. He worked as a dump truck operator and most recently as a taxi cab driver, both in Delaware.

He will be remembered as happy-go-lucky; a man who would give you the shirt off of his back. Glenn was always willing to lend a helping hand.

Glenn was truly happy outdoors, whether he was camping and fishing at the Delaware Dam or mowing his step-daughter’s lawn. He even told the hospice nurse he wanted to go fishing.

He was also very passionate about bluegrass music. He would travel all over the area to hear his brother’s band, Ramblin’ Rose, perform. He was particularly fond of an overnight trip to the Croton Fairgrounds, for a blue grass festival.

He will be missed by his wife Bonnie, step-daughter Darla Schierman of Fredericktown; 9 grandchildren Elizabeth, Harold, Christina, Amanda, Jack, Elmer III, Lacreeda, Peggy, and Pearl; 11 great grandchildren; two brothers Al (Janet) Wirick of Delaware and Jim (Carol) Wirick of Iowa; and three sisters Fran (George) Curtis of Delaware, Helen Clines of Pennsylvania, and Donna (Gary) Loudermilk of Delaware.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his four children Chuck, Mike, Rick, and Susie, and his brother Ray.

A graveside service with full military honors will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at the Berkshire Cemetery in Sunbury

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead have been entrusted with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the family, C/o Snyder Funeral Home, 76 South Main Street, Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.