December 16, 1931 - February 17, 2013
Elyria, Ohio | Age 81
William M. "Bill" Soules, Sr., 81, a lifelong resident of Elyria, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2013 at Wesleyan Village following a short illness. He was born in Elyria on December 16, 1931.
Bill served in the U.S. Army and was employed at Brown-Fin Tube in Elyria as a machinist for over 32 years. In 1982 he opened "Sandy's Gifts and Varieties" on Lake Avenue until 2000. He enjoyed visiting and talking with people and preparing taxes for 30 years.
Mr. Soules is survived by his son Robert W. Soules (Debra) of Coolidge, AZ and daughter Sandra A. Miller (Mark) of Elyria; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
He is preceded in death by his wife Mary Ellen Joy Soules (nee Schmittle); son William M. Soules, Jr.; parents Roy and Elizabeth Soules (nee Huber); infant sister Katherine Ann Soules.
Friends may call 2-4pm and 6-8pm Wednesday, February 20 at the Busch Funeral Home, 114 Second Street, Elyria. Funeral service will be 10:30am Thursday at the funeral home. Deacon John Slatcoff, of St. Vincent de Paul Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst.
Memorial contributions can be made to New Life Hospice, 3500 Kolbe Road, Lorain, OH 44052. To leave an online condolence, go to www.buschfuneral.com