William E. Wheatley III, 75, of Elyria, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at his home, following a sudden illness. He was born June 28, 1937 in Lorain and was a lifelong Elyria/Amherst resident.
Bill worked in the maintenance department of Lorain National Bank, was a member of the Lorain Elks Lodge #1301, and enjoyed carpentry.
Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Eileen (nee Pearce); sons, Richard Wheatley of Michigan, Jon Wheatley of Newport News, Virginia, and Jimmy Wheatley of South Carolina; stepdaughter, Jodi Flint of Elyria; stepson, Eric Flint of Elyria; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. All services will be private.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, 1689 East 115th St., Cleveland, OH 44106-3988. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Elyria. Online condolences may be expressed at www.laubenthalmercado.com