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William "Bill" McVey

William Raymond McVey, 71, of Antwerp,  passed away at home Thursday, December 24, 2020.

Bill was born in Welston on October 9, 1949, a son of the late Marjorie (Halterman) and William  McVey.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968. He worked as a cement mixer operator for 30 years for Irving Ready Mix.  Bill loved to camp, spend time on his boat, follow NASCAR and cheer for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Bill was often heard saying, "Expect the worst, but hope for the best. That's all there is to it".

Bill will be sadly missed by his children, Sara McVey, Holly Flores, Steven (Cynthia) Steele; brother, Ralph Jividen; 9 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren and Cuddles the cat.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Roberta "Bobbi" and sister, Rita Perkins.

Viewing is Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, 4 to 7 pm, at Dooley Funeral Home, 202 W. River Street, Antwerp, Ohio 45813.

Due to state mandate, guests must wear masks at all times, maintain social distancing, and refrain from contact to keep everyone safe while participating in Bill's viewing.

Fond memories may be shared at dooleyfuneralhome.com

Flowers and other tributes may be delivered Wednesday, 9 am to 2 pm, to the flower door at the Antwerp funeral home.


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Sorry I didn't write sooner, but I just recently found out about Billy. I remember when he, his wife, Bobbi, and daughter, Sara used to set with me and my husband at the VFW when Sara was little. I used to sell Mary Kay cosmetics and Sara would sit on my lap so I could put some lipstick etc on her and she would think it was just great and giggled a lot. He was a good man and will be sadly missed. I want to send my sympathy and prayers to you all.

Jackie Wyckoff-VanCleve Feb 1 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William "Bill" McVey

Tim and Sandi Wolfle Dec 31 2020 12:00 AM

We lived next to Bill for a few years and he was one of the best neighbors we could ask for! He played ball with our boys and was pleasant to us all on a daily basis. He will definitely be missed and I'm thankful for him showing not only my husband and I but our now young men how to be kind and friendly. Thanks Bill God Bless

Tashia Johnson Dec 30 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William "Bill" McVey

Leslie Hughes Dec 30 2020 12:00 AM

How do you say good bye to an old friend ? You don't its a see you later. The memories of being a river rat comes to mind, when l think of Billy Raye, that and being an old friend. Hope you and Bobbie are watching over everyone and enjoying them heavenly skies. Memories....The funny skies, the endless pontoon cruises, the days at belly button island, letting that catfish have your teeth...well we think one got them lol Bill you will be missed and glad you was and forever will be a friend. RIP Billy Raye love ya

Melissa Wolfle Dec 30 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William "Bill" McVey

Jim & Cindy Akom Dec 30 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William "Bill" McVey

Patrick & Gina Sensabaugh Dec 29 2020 12:00 AM

One of the most genuine people i have ever known. My sympathy to his family and friends.

Vicki Litzenberg Sprow Dec 29 2020 12:00 AM

You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I will miss Bill waving and smiling at me on my route. He was one of the friendliest people!

Elaine P. Bill's mail carrier Dec 29 2020 12:00 AM

Prayers for The family. Bill was such a great guy! Always was such fun to be around him. Treated everyone with such kindness and respect. He will be very missed!

Julie and Tim Barker Dec 29 2020 12:00 AM

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