William F. Selover, 84, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:20 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at Kindred Hospital in Lima.
He was born Sept. 15, 1928, the son of Clara (Walter) and Franklin Selover. On Dec. 23, 1951, he married Vera Eunice Oâ€™Dell, and she preceded him in death Nov. 15, 1999.
Surviving are a son, Gregory William Selover, of Wapakoneta; two daughters, Karen Marie (Joseph) Wineinger, of North Carolina, and Sherry Regina Selover, of Alabama; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one on the way; and a sister, Opal Mills, of Cridersville.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Randie Diane Seipel in 2001; and four brothers, Doyle â€śDutchâ€ť Selover, Richard Selover, Robert â€śBobâ€ť Selover and Jack Selover.
Mr. Selover had worked at Sealts Wholesale Distributing servicing groceries in the Lima and Kenton. He painted homes, barns and churches. He had been a union leader president with Standard Oil/BP and had helped many families when they were on strike retiring in 1987.He was the Labor Day Parade grand marshal in 1989. He was a member of the VFW having served in the U.S. Army as part of the signal corp. He enjoyed Wapak basketball, bowling, baseball and Ohio State football. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Wapakoneta.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville, with the Rev. R.J. Davis officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Wapakoneta.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be given to the Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Kidney Foundation.
Condolences may be shared at BayliffAndSon.com.
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