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William J. “Bill” Camper, 80

May 29, 2014

William J. “Bill” Camper, 80, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:35 p.m., Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Auglaize Acres. He was born Dec. 11, 1933, in Lima, the son of Floyd I. and Alma (Feil) Camper, who preceded him in death. On Aug. 15, 1957, he married Joyce E. Lunceford, and she died Jan. 11, 2012.

Survivors include, siblings, Robert “Bob” (Joann) Camper, of Wapakoneta, Sharon Campbell, of Wapakoneta, Susan (Dick) Feil, of Marietta; sisters-in-law, Janie Lunceford and Helen Lunceford, both of Commerce, Texas; nine nieces and nephews in Ohio, Sandy (Chester) Cary, Glen (Lisa) Camper, Neil (Cheryl) Camper, Judy (Mike) Schaub, Eric Camper, Steve Campbell, Mike (Amyjane) Campbell, Rich (Jane) Feil aand Courtenay (John) Holliday.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Tom Camper, an infant sister, Fay Janelle, a brother-in-law, Jack Campbell, and a niece, Melissa (Brad) Conklin.

Bill’s career as a mechanical engineer was with Hobart, in Troy. He was a graduate of the University of Dayton and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. His memberships included St. Paul United Church of Christ, the V.F.W. Post #8445 and the American Legion Post #330, all of Wapakoneta. Bill and his wife loved to travel. During his retirement, they spent several years in Texas and Tennessee before settling back in Wapakoneta. In addition to spending time with his family, he enjoyed watching auto racing.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, state Route 501, Wapakoneta, with Pastor Becky Sunday officiating. Burial is to follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery, in Wapakoneta, where military rites will be conducted by the Wapakoneta V.F.W., Post #8445. The family will receive friends from noon until time of the service, Saturday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Memory Unit at Auglaize Acres. Condolences may be expressed at bayliffandeleyfh.com.

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