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William C. "Bill" Vicars, 63, of Wellston, passed away on Monday morning, October 3, 2016, at the James Cancer Center of the OSU Wexner Medical Center in Columbus. He was born on February 19, 1953, in Portsmouth, Ohio, to the late William J. Vicars and Frances L. Skeens Vicars. He was a 1971 graduate of Wellston High School and a member of Hope United Methodist Church and the church choir. He was a former employee of the A.J. Stockmeister PH&C of Jackson, a member of the Plumber and Pipe Fitters Local #577, a volunteer at the Jackson County Drug Court, and retired from the Pike County Health Department as their plumbing inspector. He served two terms as a former Wellston city councilman. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Lester Wallace. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Wallace Vicars, whom he married on February 12, 2005; his sister, Kathleen Vicars of Wellston; stepson, Mike McCorkle ( Angie Whalen) of Wellston; three step grandchildren who called him "Papaw B," Carson and Karlee McCorkle, and Madison Stewart; mother-in-law, Thelma Wallace of Chillicothe; and his two "fur babies," Isabel and Lucy. Bill had no children of his own, but he loved them all as his own. He had a very special bond with Carson, and Karlee was his little doll. The family will receive friends at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Wellston on Thursday from 4 until 8 P.M. Funeral services will be Friday at 11:00 A.M. at the Hope United Methodist Church in Wellston with Pastor Leland Brehm officiating. Burial will follow in the Ridgewood Cemetery. The family requests memorials be made in Bill's name to the Hope United Methodist Church choir.
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