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William “Bill” R. Wilson

William “Bill” R. Wilson age 71 of Caldwell, Ohio passed away Monday, February 15, 2021 at the Marietta Memorial Hospital in Marietta, Ohio. He was born March 8, 1949 in Marietta, Ohio a son of Caroline Theiss Davis of Caldwell and the late Byron Wilson.

Bill was a member of the St. Stephen Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council #2565 both of Caldwell. He served and protected his Nation in the United States Army in the Vietnam War, having served two tours of duty. He was a member of the American Legion. He was a truck driver for many years until he went to work at the Eramet Plant in Marietta, from which he later retired.

Bill enjoyed spending the last several years farming. However, his true enjoyment came from spending time with his grandchildren and attending all of their sporting events.

Those left to cherish his memory, are his wife Rita M. Nau Wilson, whom he married August 18, 1973; son Ryan Wilson of Caldwell; three grandchildren, William, Willow, and Xavier; two sisters, Suzan (Bill) Johnson of Frazeysburg, Ohio and Kathy (Rick) Norviel of West Liberty, Ohio. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and friends.

Cremation was observed; a Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, September 18, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Stephen Catholic Church, 1036 Belford St, Caldwell, OH 43724, with Rev. Father Wayne Morris serving as Celebrant. A luncheon will be provided following the service at the fellowship hall in the basement of the Church. Chandler Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 609 West Street, Caldwell, OH 43724 has been entrusted to care for the family. Please join us in remembering Bill by visiting his memorial at

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