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William “Bill” Bilyeu, 72, of St. Clairsville, passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2021, in Shadyside Health Care Center.

He was born May 19, 1949, in Ozark, the oldest of three sons of the late Harold and Lela Wolfe Bilyeu.

Bill was a proud U.S. Air Force veteran. Over the years, he enjoyed a career in sales in the mining industry, traveling throughout the tri-state area making friends while visiting business contacts. He was an avid golfer and hunter, but his greatest joy came from time spent with his grandson, Eligha, playing football and baseball and also watching Eligha’s games.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his loving wife, Patti and a nephew, Mark Bilyeu.

Surviving are his children, Michael (Maureen) Bilyeu and Amy Bilyeu; his grandson, Eligha Hill, Jr., all of St. Clairsville; two brothers, Dave Bilyeu, of Beallsville, and Gary (Ann) Bilyeu, of McConnelsville; several nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

To celebrate Bill’s life, full military honors by American Legion Post 768 were presented Saturday, July 17, 2021, at Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville, along with a gathering of family and friends with a time of sharing memories and stories.

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