William (Bill) E. McPheron passed away peacefully at home on 08/27/2023 at the age of 80, after multiple years of battling cancer. He was surrounded by his wife, daughters and grandchildren when he entered the heavenly kingdom. He joins his father: Francis J McPheron Sr., mother: Violet (Golden) McPheron and his siblings: Maxine Caskey, Robert (Maridel) McPheron, Francis (Linda) McPheron, Jr., Grace McPheron (Adams), Ruth Ester McPheron.
“Wild Bill” from his fellow military comrades, could light up a room with his smile, and if you weren’t lucky enough to catch a glimpse of his smile his singing voice would surely catch your eyes and ears. He loved to sing his old military songs. Specifically, the songs of his fellow Green Berets. He fought for our country in the United States Army for 23 years. He did three tours in Vietnam. He was a highly decorated soldier earning 3 Purple Hears, a National Defense Service Medal, a Bronze Star, a Vietnam Service Medal with 3 Campaign Stars, 2 Oversees Service Bars, a Sharpshooter Badge, and a Good Conduct Medal, just to name a few. He was one of “Kennedy’s Few”. Bill retired in October 1981 and retired from Civil Service in 2006.
Bill is survived by his wife Cynthia (Barnhart) McPheron whom he married in December 2001. His daughters Wanda (McPheron) Sivis (Steven) of Clarksville, TN, Renae (Green) Miller (Tim) of Millersburg, OH, Stephanie (Green) Unkefer (Thad) of Smithville, OH, Theresa Green (Tim McElfresh) of Apple Creek, OH. Between all the daughters he is survived by his 16 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and multiple nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10306. www.t2t.org
Funeral service will be held Friday, September 1, 2023 at 10:30 AM at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster with Daron Butler officiating. Burial will follow in the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.
Friends will be received on Thursday, August 31, 2023 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the funeral home.
Online condolence may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com