Marshall “Bill” Sullenbarger, 69, of Braffetsville, passed away on September 16, 2009 at his residence surrounded by his family. Bill was born on October 17, 1939 to the late Vernon and Louise (Marshall) Sullenbarger.
Bill worked for Dana Corporation in Richmond, Indiana for 30 years before retiring. He was a member of the Ft. Black Masonic Lodge # 413, Order of the Eastern Star #336 where he served as Past Patron for 6 terms, American Legion LeRoy Farst post #245, Antioch Shrine and Scottish Rite of Dayton, and the Wayne County Coon Hunters. Bills favorite hobby was bee keeping and producing, packing and selling the honey made by the bees. He loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. Bill also enjoyed mules, coon hunting and antique cars and tractors. Bill was a veteran having served in the United States Army from 1962 – 1965.
Bill is survived by his wife of 44 years, Linda (Price) Sullenbarger; two sons, Mark (Julie) Sullenbarger of Connersville, Indiana and Mike (Tammy) Sullenbarger of Braffetsville, Ohio; five grandchildren, Hunter, Colton and Luke Sullenbarger of Connersville, Indiana also Mason and Chloe Sullenbarger of Braffetsville, Ohio; three brothers, Verle “Duane” Sullenbarger of New Paris, Darrell “Gene” Sullenbarger of New Madison and Vernon “Dale” (Altha) Sullenbarger of Braffetsville; five sisters Doris Jane (David) Moore of New Paris, Donna Hughes of New Paris, Darlene (Bob) Comer of New Madison, Delores (Norman) Scholl of Richmond and Mary (Mike) Wise of Franklin, Ohio, several nieces and nephews and a multitude of friends.
Visitation will be from 4 – 7 p.m. on Friday, September 18, 2009 at the Cedar Grove Church at 373 Love Road in New Paris with a Masonic Service at 6:45 p.m. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on September 19, 2009 also at the church with Joe Moore being asked to officiate. Burial will follow in the Greenmound Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Reid Hospital Hospice or the Darke County Cancer Society.
Condolences may be sent to the family at storchbraundfuneralhome.com. Services are entrusted to Storch Braund Funeral Home in New Madison.