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William Keith “Bill” Cheney
William Keith “Bill” CheneyFlagWilliam Keith “Bill” Cheney, 73 of Richwood died peacefully Thursday evening, May 2, 2019 at his home.

The only child of the late Philip B. and Laura E. (Somerlot) Cheney, he was born December 14, 1945 in Marion.

A 1963 graduate of Richwood High School, he had worked at Cramer and Bugg Sohio in Richwood, Todco Door in Marion, and Columbus Bank Note in Dublin. Bill was drafted into the Marine Corps in 1965 and served his country during the Vietnam War, attaining the rank of sergeant. He retired from Honda of America with 29 years of perfect attendance. He was a member of the Lions Club, earning “Lion-of-the-Year” in 1973.

On April 26, 1968 he married the former Patricia Smith in the Richwood Church of Christ, and she survives. He is also survived by two sons, Keith Cheney, Richwood; Kent (Lindsay) Cheney, Sebring; four grandchildren, Jovie Cheney, Landon Cheney, Kenedi Cheney and Tanner Cheney.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood with Pastor Joe Rhea officiating. Burial will follow in Claibourne Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by the Richwood Area Veterans. Friends may call 2 hours prior to the service, beginning at 11:00 AM.

Memorial gifts may be made to North Union Baseball for Boys, P. O. Box 13, Richwood, OH 43344.

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#1 from: Mike & Karen Thompson
Hocking Hills
Fri, May 3, 2019 at 8:16 PM

Have good memories with Bill,particularly at the Parr Dance studio monthly dances.He was always a lot of fun.Our condolences to Pat and her family.

#2 from: Glena Savage
Sat, May 4, 2019 at 3:25 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you as you begin this path of living without your precious Bill. It is sometimes overwhelming and the grief almost unbearable. That is when you must "lift your eyes to the hills" and keep your focus on Christ.
Jesus will be there, with you, every step of the walk. Does the grief ever truly go away? No, but it changes. May you all find peace in the arms of our Lord.

#3 from: johna nibert
Sat, May 4, 2019 at 6:24 AM

Pat and family, So sorry for the loss of Bill. You have my sympathy. Thinking  of you

#4 from: Kerri Barthauer
Huntsville OH
Sat, May 4, 2019 at 6:42 AM

Bill was one of the nicest men to work with at Honda. My deepest condolences to the family.

#5 from: Dan& Karen Converse
North Fort Myers Florida
Sat, May 4, 2019 at 8:04 AM

So sorry for your loss. Our prayers to you and your family.

#6 from: DeeAnn DeBolt Payne
Sat, May 4, 2019 at 9:37 AM

oh, I am sorry! he will be missed,certainly!

#7 from: Ken & Deb Farrington
Sat, May 4, 2019 at 11:18 AM

Pat and family, we are very sorry to hear of your loss. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.

#8 from: Connie Isler
Sat, May 4, 2019 at 1:51 PM

The RHS Class of 1963 had a lot of good guys and the one word I would use to describe Bill would be "character".  You just never knew what he was going to come up with next.  Sympathies.

#9 from: Rick & Leslie Riffle
Richwood, Ohio
Sat, May 4, 2019 at 2:05 PM

To the Cheney families...our thoughts and prayers are with you all.  Remember all the good times, and cherish them always.

#10 from: Rog Daymude
Sat, May 4, 2019 at 2:41 PM

So sorry for your lost. Bill was always so very friendly when we met.

#11 from: Mary Royer
Bellefontaine, Ohio
Sat, May 4, 2019 at 3:06 PM

Worked with him!  Great guy!  Prayers

#12 from: Pam Endsley
Sat, May 4, 2019 at 3:27 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I’m sorry for your loss.  Bill was always so nice and friendly.

#13 from: Jerry Pfarr
Tulsa, OK
Sat, May 4, 2019 at 4:02 PM

Pat and family - So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Nothing but fond / great memories of this friend.  We hunted together, roomed together while going to school in Columbus and shared many fun times. TRULY one of the “greats” from the class of ‘63.

#14 from: Tammy Allman
Sat, May 4, 2019 at 4:07 PM

Pat and family I'm so sorry to hear of Bill's passing.My thoughts and prayers 🙏 🙏 are with you and your family

#15 from: Kevin E. Miller
Sat, May 4, 2019 at 4:56 PM

I worked with Bill for a long time at Honda. He was a very personable and easy going guy. I’m truly saddened by his passing and offer my sincerest and deepest condolences to the family.
As Bill was a Marine, in addition to any military honor guard, the Patriot Guard can stand flag line and offer his final salute.
If the family would like the Patriot Guard, have Bill’s DD214 ready (copy) and let me know via email.

#16 from: Pam Simpson
Sat, May 4, 2019 at 6:27 PM

So sorry for your lose what a great family

#17 from: Dianna (Evans) Smith
Green Valley AZ
Sat, May 4, 2019 at 7:18 PM

My farewell to our dear classmate. Deepest sympathy to the family. My thoughts are with you.

#18 from: Nancy Pacha-Virgil Hoffman
Sat, May 4, 2019 at 7:57 PM

Pat-Keith-Kent and families,
So sorry for your loss we are deeply saddened but we also cherish a lot of  memories and good times Ed and I enjoyed with you all .You are in our hearts and prayers and know Bill is in Gods hands and at rest. God Bless you all!

#19 from: Becky Howald (Myers)
Sat, May 4, 2019 at 8:03 PM

Sorry for your loss, Keith and Kent.

#20 from: Gary Mannasmith
Wooster, ohio
Sat, May 4, 2019 at 8:40 PM

Sorry for your loss. Bill will be missued

#21 from: Brad Hines
Sat, May 4, 2019 at 8:41 PM

When I think of Bill, I just smile. Truly one of the nicest and funniest men I had the pleasure of working with. I haven't seen Bill for several years but will always remember his friendship as well as kindness. Never had a negitive thing to say only a smile each time to greet you with. See you one day my friend, until then rest easy.

#22 from: Judy Nickel
118 S. Clinton St. Richwood, Oh 43344
Sat, May 4, 2019 at 8:42 PM

Dear Pat & family,  So sorry for the loss of your best friend, husband, love of your life and whatever he meant to each and everyone who loved Bill so very much,  May God wrap His loving arms around each one of you and give you peace, love, comfort, wonderful memories, and understanding.  May God be with each and every one of you!  God Bless!

#23 from: Kathryn Price
25001 State Route 4, Richwood, OH
Sat, May 4, 2019 at 9:22 PM

I remember Bill as always being in a good mood and easy to be around.  We will miss him, Pat and family.

#24 from: Jeff and Pam Webb
Sun, May 5, 2019 at 5:59 AM

So very sorry for your loss.
Bill was a wonderful man.
May the peace of Christ be with you all during this difficult time.

#25 from: Patty Mcbride Russell
Sun, May 5, 2019 at 8:46 AM

Pat, I am so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Always enjoyed his sense of humor! He was a great guy.  May your memories of Bill bring you peace. Prayers for you and your family

#26 from: Bill Price
Richwood, Ohio
Sun, May 5, 2019 at 1:11 PM

So sorry to hear about Bill. He was a great guy. I know what you are going through as we just had final services for on April 29th. It is very rough on all in you and your family. My Condolence to all your family. I can still remember going to Niagara Falls. That was the good old days.
Bill Price

#27 from: Wilma Oberdier
Sun, May 5, 2019 at 2:27 PM

So sorry for your loss. Bill was a great guy. He will be missed. Prayers to the family.

#28 from: Sharon Retterer
Sun, May 5, 2019 at 2:49 PM

My deepest condolences to Bill's family. My husband Bob and I worked with him at TODCO.  He was a dedicated, very hard worker, and also one of the most fun guys we have ever known.  I have thought of him thru the years as I thought of that first job at TODCO.  It was a great place to work, and Bill is right up there with all those great memories.  Rest in peace you sweet, funny man.

#29 from: Tom Glosser
Southport, NC
Sun, May 5, 2019 at 4:47 PM

Pat & family, so sorry for your loss.  Bill had a unique sense of humor that was funny & enjoyable.  My thoughts & prayers are with you.

#30 from: Sam&Janice Foos
marysville, ohio
Sun, May 5, 2019 at 4:50 PM

To Pat & The Cheney Family
Bill has attained the ultimate goal of a life well lived. You can see many of us had great opinions and memories of him from the time we were in school or worked with him.
R.I.P. Bill Cheney
Janice is having a procedure on her back Tuesday and we are sorry we can't come to calling hours.

#31 from: Carol Roy Barr
Sun, May 5, 2019 at 5:46 PM

Pat, we're so sorry for your loss of Bill. He was a great person. Always smiling. We're praying for peace for you and your family.

#32 from: Nancy Morrison
Charlotte, NC
Mon, May 6, 2019 at 12:03 PM

My deepest condolences to all of Bill's family. May you remember him through the many wonderful memories that you share. I still have memories of those Sunday's and family gatherings at Grandma Somerlot's where Bill, Rita, and I were the "old" kids.

With love, Cousin Nancy

#33 from: Pat Adams Daymude
Mon, May 6, 2019 at 12:16 PM

Pat and family my prayers and thoughts are with you

#34 from: Pamela Sidle
 Marion, Ohio
Mon, May 6, 2019 at 5:30 PM

Graduated with Bill.  So sorry to hear of his passing.  My condolences to the family.

#35 from: Jan and Brad Gentzler
Tue, May 7, 2019 at 9:46 AM

My deepest sympathies to the family of Bill.  He was one of the hardest workers, dependable, and always willing to lend a hand. He brought smiles to our faces everyday.  I haven’t seen him since we retired but thought of him often and hoped he was enjoying his retirement. What a loss for his family.  I’m sorry I cannot make it to give my final farewell.  Hugs and prayers

#36 from: Brent and Kim Chapman
Tue, May 7, 2019 at 9:47 AM

Our heartfelt sympathies on Bill's passing. Such a nice neighbor. Always appreciated his kindness. Admired his beautiful yard. May all your wonderful memories help heal your broken hearts.

#37 from: joe jerry sloop
Tue, May 7, 2019 at 11:49 AM

So sorry of your loss Bill was a very nice fellow now he is at peace and with his mom and dad. Prayers to family my god keep you in his arms.

#38 from: Jeff May
West Mansfield
Tue, May 7, 2019 at 6:47 PM

I was fortunate to be Bill's team leader when he started at Honda
He always was a pleasure to work with. He always had a great attitude and I value having known Bill. He will be greatly missed.
May God bless his family.

#39 from: Caesar Chilton
784 W. Grand ave. Springfield, Ohio
Wed, May 8, 2019 at 7:03 PM

May the peace and blessings of our spiritual father forever be with the Chaney family.

#40 from: Sue Hanby Griffiths
Marion, Ohio
Fri, May 10, 2019 at 8:20 AM

Pat & family,

Please accept my deepest sympathies at this very difficult time. Remember all the good times.

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