William 'Bill' Hoops


PETTISVILLE -- William P. "Bill" Hoops, 83, longtime Pettisville resident, passed away in his home on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

He had been a lifelong area farmer. Bill was born in Payne, Ohio, on November 7, 1930, the son of the late Lyman and the late Katherine (Ehresman) Hoops. On August 2, 1952, he married Marjorie A. Sams, and she survives. He was a member of the First Church of God in Wauseon. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the former Pettisville American Legion Post. He was also a member of the Fulton County Farm Bureau and an honorary member of the Pettisville FFA.

Surviving are his wife, Marjorie; children, Suzie (Larry) Rupp of Stryker, Peggy Dressler of Quilcene, Washington, Janet (Tony) Perez of Archbold and Jim (Brenda) Hoops of Pettisville. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one brother, Dale Hoops of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

He was preceded in death by his parents and son-in-law, Ken Dressler.

Visitation will be held from 2-9 p.m. today, July 10, 2014, at the First Church of God in Wauseon, where the memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, with Pastor Paul Flores officiating. Interment will be in the Wauseon Union Cemetery.

The family requests that memorial contributions be given to the Fulton County Gideon Camp or the First Church of God. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.grisierfh.com. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon has been entrusted with arrangements.

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