2014-02-15 / Obituaries

William Richard Van Meter

William Richard Van Meter, 69, crossed over to his heavenly home on February 8, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Catherine; granddaughter, Becky Ickes; and nephew, Larry Capps.

He pastored Hebron Nazarene Church for 24 years. He was a kind, generous, loving and compassionate man who loved God, and always put others before himself. He loved his congregation and never felt it was a job, as he always said: “I love every minute of being a pastor.” His life revolved around the church.

He is survived by his wife, Raymona; daughters, Karen (Nick) Kneice and Cheryl (Ben) Ickes; sisters, Shirley Cheney, Nancy (Bill) Rathgaber and Linda (Larry) Capps; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; mother-in-law, Eva Halley; and sisters-in-law, Diana (Greg) Racer and Demaris (John) Higgins.

He loved to play golf and on his day off (if possible) you would find him on the golf course. He was even known to play while it was snowing. He also loved singing, and most always had a smile on his face. He will be greatly missed by his family and all his friends.

An on-line guest register and video tribute to Pastor Bill are available at www.hoskinsonfuneral.com Funeral services celebrating his life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 13, 2014, in the Hebron Nazarene Church. Burial will follow at Glen Rest Memorial Estates, Reynoldsburg.

Memorials may be directed to the Hebron Nazarene Church, 115 W. Canal Street, PO Box 1466, Hebron, OH 43025.

Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation service, Kirkersville, is honored to care for the Van Meter family.

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