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 O’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 “Dutch” Selover, Richard Selover, Robert “Bob” 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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