William Junior Tatham, 94, of North Baltimore, died at 9:50 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay.
He was born on August 27, 1921, in Wood County to the late William M. and Ruby (Long) Tatham. He married Olive Grace Sprague and she preceded him in death on May 22, 1981. He later married Sally Dehnel on March 10, 1984, and she survives.
Bill is also survived by his son, W. Thomas (Maria) Tatham of Bowling Green; his grandchildren: Julie, Laura, Allen, John, Tyler and Trent; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; his daughter-in-law, Lisa Tatham of Waterville.
He was preceded in death by his son, James B. Tatham; his daughter, L. Renee Salomone; his brothers: Kermit and Leslie Tatham; his sister, Doris VanVorce.
Bill retired in 1990 as a Principal for McComb Local Schools after 37 years.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran having served our country in World War II. He was a member of the North Baltimore American Legion Post 539, Fraternal Order of Eagles and V.F.W. in Celina, and the Moose Lodge in Lima.
He was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist, Ohio Education Association, and a charter member of Phi Delta Kappa in Bowling Green.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 25, 2016, at the Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist, North Baltimore with Reverend Susan Kronbach officiating.
Burial will be in New Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore, where full military rites will be conducted by the North Baltimore American Legion Post 539.
Visitation will be held Sunday, April 24, 2016, from 12:00-5:00 p.m. at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the North Baltimore American Legion Post 539 and/or Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist. Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com.