William Facemire

William Facemire

Saturday, September 27th, 1947 Thursday, April 15th, 2021

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Obituary for William Allen Facemire

William A. “Bill” Facemire, age 73, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on April 15, 2021 in Mentor. Bill was born September 27, 1947 in Richwood, West Virginia and moved to Northeast Ohio in the late 1950’s.
Bill was an U.S. Army Veteran of the 82nd Airborne Division who served honorably in the Vietnam War. He had nine months of service overseas in Vietnam, and an additional three years of service. He earned several medals, including the Army Commendation Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. He earned an M-16 Marksman Badge and also the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry Unit Award.
Bill retired from Kennametal in 2008 after 37 years which included over 25 years of perfect attendance. Working at Kennametal, he gained lifelong relationships and memories that he shared with pride.
Bill loved Cleveland sports, especially the Cleveland Indians. Bill coached baseball for many years. He had such an impact during his coaching career, he was honored with a field dedication in his name in Eastlake. One of his greatest thrills was when Rick Manning wished him a Happy 70th Birthday during the seventh inning of a televised Indians game. After retirement, he loved watching his granddaughter, Avalon, play softball and his grandson, Joshua, splash in the pool. He enjoyed his morning breakfast at Nick’s Family Restaurant, playing cards, and his trips to the casino. He will be missed by many.
He is survived by his children, Mary Ellen Facemire, Paul (Heidi) Facemire, and Matt (Cheryl) Facemire. He is the beloved grandfather of Avalon and Joshua. Dearest brother of Faye Korcykoski and the late Polly Frank. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. He cherished his friendships with so many including dear friends Dave Smith, Bob Mcarthur, Joe Hall, Irv Lake, and Karen Nista.
He was preceded in death by his former wife of 27 years, Becky Facemire; sister, Polly Frank; and long-time friend, Gerry “Ma” Iles.
Family will receive friends 4-8 PM Monday, April 19, 2021 at Davis-Babcock Funeral Home, 4154 Clark Ave., Willoughby. The family asks that you come to celebrate his life in your Cleveland sports gear and casual clothes.
Private burial will be held in Mentor Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions be made to the Salvation Army, 69 Pearl St., Painesville, OH 44077.

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  • Visitation

    Monday, April 19th, 2021 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Davis-Babcock Funeral Home, Inc.
    4154 Clark Avenue
    Willoughby, OH
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    Monday, April 19th, 2021
    4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Interment

    Mentor Cemetery
    6881 Hopkins Road
    Mentor, Ohio
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From Hallie, Becky, Molly, Milo and Finn and Your Rolland Family sent flowers to the family of William Allen Facemire.
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From Hallie, Becky, Molly, Milo and Finn

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Gloria Hocevar

May your father rest in peace. He was a great neighbor to my mom and Dad, John and Betty Sapp.
Always remember the good times with him.
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Frances Meinke

May the Lord be with your family as they mourn your loss and thank you for your honorable outstanding service to our country! God Bless!
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Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of William A. Facemire, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, William A. Facemire, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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