William R. (Bill) Vanderpool

October 04, 1929 - February 05, 2017

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Wednesday, February 08, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Wolcottville Chapel


Thursday, February 09, 11:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home - Wolcottville Chapel


William R. “Bill” Vanderpool, 87, of Wolcottville died Sunday, February 5, 2017, in Parkview Noble Hospital, Kendallville.

He was born October 4, 1929, in Handshoe, Kentucky, to Charlie and Amanda (Crager) Vanderpool.

He honorably serve, in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953 and was stationed in Korea.

On June 21, 1954, in Wolcottville he married Phyllis I. Keck. She survives in Wolcottville.

Mr. Vanderpool had worked at McCray Refrigeration in Kendallville for 15 ½ years, Ex-cello and Starcraft Boats both in Topeka and retired in 1990.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wolcottville and the American Legion.

Bill was a collector. He enjoyed fishing on Cree Lake and Atwood Lake. He loved to hunt, spending his days after retirement in the Mongo Game Preserve with his dog, Jack. He raised Beagles and Coon Hounds. Tying and selling flies at flea markets was a hobby he enjoyed.

Also surviving are two daughters, Susan Bryant of Atwood Lake and Sara Fox of Sturgis, Michigan; three sons, Tim Vanderpool of LaGrange, Tom Vanderpool of Atwood Lake, and Dan Vanderpool of Sturgis, Michigan; nine grandchildren, Tara Price, Rachel Vanderpool, Robin (Ryan) Murphy, Lindy Miller, Bill Bryant, Jevon (Missy) Fox, Skyler McClish, Ethan Vanderpool, and Emma Vanderpool; five great-grandchildren; two sisters , Ann (Curt) Howard of Van Lear, Kentucky, and Helen Donnaker of Kendallville; and a brother, Steve (Diane) Vanderpool of LaGrange.

He was preceded in death by a son, Bob Vanderpool and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be Thursday, February 9, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville with Pastor Keith Perry of the First Baptist Church in Wolcottville officiating. Burial will be at a later date.

Honor guard services will be provided by Rome City American Legion Post 381, Kendallville VFW Post 2749, and Kendallville American Legion Post 86.

Calling is Wednesday, February 8, 2017, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to The Farm in LaGrange County.

View a video tribute after Wednesday or send condolences to the family at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Julie Coburn
October 24th, 2017 12:40am

The world lost one of the best men I have ever know on February 5th. He never knew how much he really touched my heart everytime I would see him. Rest in Heaven Uncle Bill, I know you are having a great time fishing with Grandpa. Miss you

Patty Duty
February 10th, 2017 9:41am
Wolcottville Indiana

Sending prayers to all so sorry for your loss

Randy Khodl
February 8th, 2017 8:13pm
Edwardsburg, MI

I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Bill He will be very much missed. I am so sorry to all of you. I want you to know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Lock Family
February 8th, 2017 2:50pm
Roanoke, Indiana

Susie, our deepest sympathy for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers! God Bless, Matt,Becca,Jake,Maddie, and Lanie

February 8th, 2017 1:34pm
Brighton, Howe,In

Phylis, Thinking & Praying for you & your family in the passing of your loved on, Your Hubsand.. God Bless each one.Our Sympathy

Beverly Sparkman
February 7th, 2017 11:33am
Rome City, In

Phyliss and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I wish I could come to the visitation but I will call in a few days. Manis thinks he may have known Bill's dad. Please accept my condolences and prayer.

Dale and Lori Mussatti
February 7th, 2017 10:58am
Monroe, North Carolina

Phyllis we are very sad for your loss and want you to know that you are in our thoughts. We love and miss you.

Ashley Fluty
February 7th, 2017 7:18am
Evansville, IN

Sending love, thoughts and prayers!

Lewie Cline
February 6th, 2017 11:45pm
Chicago, IL

Think of you all at this difficult time and sending you love and prayers.

Linda Coburn Ruhlig
February 6th, 2017 8:03pm
Brooksville, FL

What a wonderful man we have lost. His smile, laugh, and hugs were the best ever. One of my favorite childhood memories is when all of you came up to the farm. I loved to hear he and Dad talk fishing. I love him and will miss him very, very much.

Linda Keck
February 6th, 2017 7:38pm

So sorry for your loss! You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you!

Olive Oesch
February 6th, 2017 7:37pm
Kings Mountain N C

Sending my sympathy to the family .

Garnet and Max Lewis
February 6th, 2017 7:10pm
8118 Robinbrook St Richland M

Uncle Bills contagious giggle and big hugs will forever be missed. I can only imagine the reunion that is going on in heaven right now with mom Vina Coburn, uncle George Aunt Sophie, Aunt Haley, Aunt Dawsie, and Aunt Effie. Makes me smile just to think about it.

Dallas & Linda Quinley
February 6th, 2017 7:06pm
Rome City

Phyllis and family...we are so sorry to hear of Bills passing. He was a sweet man. We liked him very much. Praying God will give you peace and comfort thru this. Love you.

Nancy Belcher
February 6th, 2017 6:38pm

So sorry for your loss. Prayers to Bills family .

Nancy Wilson
February 6th, 2017 4:14pm
Hudson In.

so sorry for your loss. thoughts and prayers go out to all the family

Mike McKinney
February 6th, 2017 1:25pm
Clearwater FL

Phyllis, my prayers are with you and your family