Billy O. “Bill” Eley, 85, of Haines City, Fla., formerly of Spencerville, died at 3:14 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2012, at Winterhaven Hospital in Florida, following a six-year kidney ailment.
He was born on July 26, 1926, in Lima, to Edgar C. and Naomi E. Hasting Eley, and they preceded him in death.
On June 28, 1952, he married Phyllis Ann Faurot, and she survives in Florida.
He is also survived by a daughter, Kayleen (Bev) Vance of Columbus; a granddaughter; a grandson; a great-grandson; two sisters; a sister-in-law.
He served in the Navy in the South Pacific during World War II.
Funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, with the Rev. Jan Johnson officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in Maplewood Cemetery, east of Spencerville. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, when Masonic memorial rites will be conducted, followed by funeral services.
Military rites will follow the services at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Acadia Lodge or to the Trinity Church Memorial Funds.