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William "Bill" K. Makepeace

December 1, 1958 — August 12, 2021

William "Bill" K. Makepeace

William (Bill) K. Makepeace, 62, of Meadville, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, August 12, 2021, after a long battle with Sarcoma.

Bill was born in Grove City, on December 1, 1958, a son of Chester W. and Carolyn (Sterner) Makepeace

He was an active member of New Beginnings Church of God, Meadville.

Bill graduated from Grove City High School, Class of 1977 and attended Youngstown State University. On August 17, 1985 Bill married the love of his life, Julie Thayer and together they opened the Meadville Dairy Queen in 1987. Bill was an active man who loved to archery hunt, bowl, play pickle ball, run and be out in nature. His true love was his family, his church and his community. If Bill could be remembered for anything it would be that he loved God and all those he knew. He will be sadly missed.

In addition to his wife Julie of 36 years Bill is survived by four children; Andrew W. Makepeace (Laura) of Meadville, Ryan A. Makepeace (Cassie) of Meadville, Dr. Joshua A. Makepeace (US Army Captain Dr. Nicole) of Charlottsville, VA, Justin T. Makepeace (Hayley) of Meadville; his beloved grandchildren, who were the pride of his heart and joy of his life Cali, Crosby, Jaxon and Lincoln; his parents Chester Makepeace (Carolyn) of Grove City; Siblings Donna Stanton of Harrisville, Debra Trapasso (John) of Greensburg, Donald R. Makepeace of Grove City; his father in law David E. Thayer of Meadville; several beloved nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother in law A. Kathryn Thayer.

Family and friends are invited to call on Monday August 16, 2021 from 4 - 8 PM at New Beginnings Church of God, 13226 Leslie Rd., Meadville, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 17 at 10:30 AM with Pastor Temple Jarrell, officiating.

Bill will be Laid to rest in Greendale Cemetery, West Mead Twp.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Bill's honor to Hospice of Crawford County, 766 Liberty St. or Yolanda G. Barco Oncology Institute 16792 Conneaut Lake Road both of Meadville, PA 16335.

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