William ''Bill'' T. Carmer, 85, of Galion, peacefully passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family.
Bill was born in Galion on February 10, 1930 to the late Theodore “Ted” and Elizabeth (Eckstein) Carmer. When Bill was 5, his mother died during childbirth with his sister and Bill was raised by his grandmother Grace Carmer. He married Phyllis J. Hoverland on November, 28, 1953 and she survives him.
Bill attended Miami University, Oxford. He retired in 1993 from North Electric and had also been employed by Galion Iron Works. He served his county in the both the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was a 50 year member of the Galion Lodge #414 (Free & Accepted Masons). He was an avid fan of both The Ohio State University Buckeyes and the Galion Tigers. Phyllis and Bill kept the same seats for 40 years at Unckrich Stadium. He was quiet, kind, caring and compassionate. Not ever saying a bad word, except if you were a Michigan fan. Every day at 4 p.m., Bill and Phyllis could be found at Taylor’s Restaurant for their dinner. Bill loved his dogs Taylor, Bella, Sunshine and Nicholas.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son John Carmer, Charlotte, NC, his two daughters Beth & Lanny Bodkins, Jonesboro, TN and Julia & Mike Roelle, Galion, his seven grandchildren Benjamin Bodkins, Abraham (Tangie) Bodkins, Rileigh Ray, Lindsay Carmer, Jarrod Roelle, Joseph Roelle and Jacob (Brittney) Roelle, his five great grandchildren Xander, Willow, Kennedi, Maliya Grace and Oliver, and his brother-in-law Jim (Diane) Hoverland, Galion.
He was preceded in death by his sister Betty Lorraine Carmer who died at 5 days old and his sister-in-law Lee Hoverland.
Friends may call Friday, September 4, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, 303 Portland Way North, Galion. A Masonic Service will be held at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5 at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Galion, with Rev. Joe Stafford officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Galion. Full military honors will be given by the U.S. Air Force and the Galion Crestline Veteran’s Military Burial Detail.
Memorial contributions may be made to the M.O.M.S. (Mothers Of Military Servicemen & Women) in care of the funeral home.
The Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, 303 Portland Way North, Galion is honored to serve the family of William “Bill” T. Carmer.
Online condolences may be made to the family at masfh.com.