ORRVILLE — William D. McMorrow, age 85, of Orrville, died Saturday, May 2, 2020, at LifeCare Hospice in Wooster, following a period of declining health.
Bill was born on December 16, 1934, in Bower, WV, to the late Forest and Olena (Isenhart) McMorrow. He married Margaret Klobachar Butcher on August 7, 1954, in Oakland, MD. Margaret died on March 15, 2020.
He worked in the coal mines in Pennsylvania and then moved to Orrville in 1961 where he worked in numerous positions for the Quality Castings Company in Orrville for 40 years, last working as Plant Manager, and retired in 2001. William was the co-founder & co-owner of McMorrow Bros. in Orrville.
Bill excelled in athletics and enjoyed softball, baseball, golf, and bowling. Country music and playing his guitar was his passion. He would record his music in his own recording studio in his basement.
Surviving are four children, Mark McMorrow, Mike (Syndi) McMorrow, Michele (Charles) Turner, and Mitch (Angel) McMorrow, all of Orrville; ten grandchildren, Jeremiah (Beckie) McMorrow, Josh (Finley) McMorrow, Jenna Potts, Tony (Lindsay) McMorrow, Tiffany McMorrow, Michael (Erica) McMorrow, Ryan (Jessica) Turner, Michael (Samantha) Turner, Alyssa (Tanner) Hostetler, and Alex (Aliya Weaver) Turner; great grandchildren, Blake, Anna, Jace, Kaylee, Katelyn, Kristin, Alexia, Colton, Emmitt, Rhetta, Jake, Bayne, Bronx, Addilyn Landrie, Marley, Ayla, Maddox, Addy, Myles, Emma and Benjamin; a sister, Katie McCrobie of Orrville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, Margaret McMorrow, he was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Smitley; and brothers, Forest, Jim, Gary, Luke and Harry “Jake” McMorrow.
Private family services will be held with Pastor Chuck Davis officiating. Burial will take place at the Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville.
Memorials may be made to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, OH, 44691 www.lifecarehospice.org.
Auble Funeral Home in Orrville is handling the arrangements. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at the funeral home’s web site at www.aublefuneralhome.com.