William “Billy” “Grandpa” S. Whitby

William “Billy” “Grandpa” S. Whitby, 77, passed away April 15. He was a life resident of Norton and was a U.S. Army veteran. Billy retired from Reiter Dairy after 39 1/2 years of service and was a member of National Lodge 568 F&AM. Preceded in death by son, Eric Simpson; mom and stepdad, Wanda and Bernard Allen; brother, Bobby Whitby and sister, Julia Lustig. Grandpa is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Bernice; children, April (Mike) Jewett, Kathy (Jonny) Supple, Carol (Jerome) Denton, Kenny (Dinah) Waid, Kim (Rick) Elfrink and Karen Elfrink; grandchildren, Hunter and Chase Jewett, Morgan, Hannah and Gavin Supple, Katrina, Kevin, Kacie and Christopher Elfrink, Brice Denton and Jeannie (Chris) Gearin, Sona and Kenny Waid, Melissa (Dave) Belkey; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Brenda Santos and Leah; brothers, Mike (Candy), Eddie (Molly) Whitby and Bernie (Jennifer) Allen; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Grandpa was a thoughtful, caring and wonderful God loving man. He once said he thought he missed his calling and he should have been a teacher. We know he didn’t miss his calling, he was a teacher, coach, and friend to so many people! If grandpa gave you a nick name you held a special spot in his heart. We will forever cherish the many memories he gave us all. We find comfort in knowing he is reunited with his son, Eric. One thing grandpa always said was, “I Love You Too Much.” We Love You Too Much Also Grandpa! Billy’s funeral service will be  Friday, April 19 at 11 a.m. at the Campfield Hickman Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Ave., Barberton 44203 with The Good Lookin’ Pastor Robert Combs officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday, April 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. with a Masonic Service at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 3505 Embassy Parkway, 100, Akron, Ohio 44333.

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  1. Cathy Davis on April 19, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God give you sweet peace. Billy was a sweet man. I drive school bus and would drop off the grandchildren and he always waved and gave me a smile. He even brought me back something from one of his vacation s.
    You all were very blessed to have a sweet man like Billy in your lives.
    Cathy Davis ( Norton Bus driver)

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