He was a decorated World War II soldier. He was born in Weirton, W.Va., on Sept. 22, 1922.
During his service career he received a Bronze Star for his acts of bravery and merit, and a Purple Heart after being wounded in combat.
He was stationed at several cities throughout the world while serving in the U.S. Army. In 1958 while stationed in Manheim, Germany, he met and married his wife, Regina. He brought his family back to the U.S. and retired from the military in 1963. He spent his “retired years” working for various military and civilian contractors in South Vietnam, Iran and Saudi Arabia.
He is survived by his children and their spouses: Marion and Jean Baine of Cleveland, Margrit and Jim Heather of Petaluma Calif., Gert and Terry Rohall of Lafontaine, Ind., and Michael and Jolie Rohall of Westville; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brother, Herbert Rohall of Steubenville, Ohio; and sister, Julie Rohall of Weirton.
A Remembrance of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2012, at the North Ocoee Street Chapel of Jim Rush Funeral Homes with Minister Johnny Owens from Lake Hills Church of Christ officiating.
Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens, where he will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife of 29 years, Regina, who preceded him in death in 1987.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
You may view and sign the guest book for Bill at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.