William Graham McCloy, lovingly known to so many as Bill McCloy, went home to be with The Lord at 3:10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, after fighting hard to recover from multiple strokes.
Bill was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on January 4, 1945.
As a teenager, he and his family moved to Columbus, Ohio, where his father, Graham McCloy, worked as an inventor for Westinghouse and built many incredible inventions including the frost-free refrigerator. Bill developed a deep respect for learning and worked his way through college at The Ohio State University where first earning a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and then a second bachelor’s degree in Business from Franklin University.
He often shared his fantastic memories of his multiple “chance” encounters with Woody Hayes as he would walk by Bill’s T-shirt shop! Bill sure loved our Ohio State Buckeyes! He certainly made friends easily wherever he went and worked and always had a good story to tell. He retired as an HVAC Tech with Worthington City Schools.
Bill was married to the love of his life, Bonita Knox McCloy, for 30 years. Together they attended and were married at North Broadway United Methodist Church. He and Bonnie spent many sun-filled days relaxing on Buckeye Lake and later enjoyed the well-earned retired-life in Homosassa Springs, Florida, with many fun-loving friends and family often coming to visit.
Bill is survived by his beloved wife, Bonnie; his stepchildren, Chris (Ginah) Shaw of Stockport and Nikki Shaw Ball of Zanesville; grandchildren, Caleb Shaw, Kelsey, Jared and Aaron Ball; and multiple very-loved nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Graham and Miriam McCloy, Bill was preceded in death by his sister, Ellen Uricheck; and his brother, Doug McCloy, Sr.
Private family services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, at Miller-Huck Funeral Home in McConnelsville. Burial will follow in McConnelsville Cemetery.
A public memorial service will be held at a later date.
Special thanks goes to Buckeye Hospice and our loving nurse, Arva Lowther, for the great care and attention to detail needed to help Bill remain comfortable and very well cared-for.
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