William “Bill” F.C. Orcutt, Pioneer, Ohio went to join his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, August 5th 2014 at age 83 while a patient at Evergreen Manor Nursing Home in Montpelier. Bill suffered a major stroke in 2003 and passed after a long and courageous battle with the after effects of the stroke. Bill was born July 24, 1931 in Manchester, Connecticut to William Franklin and Ida L. (McCarville) Orcutt.
Bill graduated from Willimantic, Connecticut High School in 1949. On August 23, 1952 he was joined in marriage to Lila P. Miller in Coventry, Connecticut and she survives. Bill’s passion for registered dairy cattle led him into a career as a dairy herdsman and a membership in the Holstein Association, USA. He worked as a herdsman for Dr. Luxan and the Winzeler Farm both North of Montpelier. Serving the church was a priority of Bill’s, he was a member and Elder of First Presbyterian Church in Montpelier and a member of the Bryan Great Banquet community. Bill had also served on the board of Glenview apartments in Montpelier.
Along with his wife Lila of 62 years, he is survived by his four children and their families. Flora Lee (Gene) Clyde of Xiamen, China; William Gary (Laura) Orcutt of Chanhassen, Minnesota; Patricia (Doug) Olmstead of Stryker; and Suzannah (Ric) Beals of West Unity. Bill is also survived by his six grandchildren whom he adored, Natalie and Vanessa Orcutt, Jaimee and Jordan Olmstead, and Joel and Chad Beals. He is also survived by two brothers; Edward (Joyce) Orcutt of Winchester, New Hampshire; David (Sandra) Orcutt of Manchester, Connecticut; and a sister-in-law Mary Orcutt of Coventry, Connecticut and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and by a brother John Orcutt.
In several weeks a celebration of life memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Montpelier with Reverend David Tilly to officiate. A private interment will be held at Floral Grove Cemetery in West Unity. Donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or The Bryan Great Banquet Community or The Evergreen Manor Activity Fund. Condolences and further obituary information may be found at www.thethompsonfuneralhome.com
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