Rev. William P. Besancon, age 89 years young, went to heaven on Sunday April 6, 2014 in Mercy St. Anne Hospital. He was born in Stryker, Ohio June 19, 1924 to Paul and Lena Besancon. After graduating from high school, Bill enlisted in the United States Navy, where he served as an aviation radioman second class from 1942-1947 receiving a WWII victory medal; American Aerial Medal and good conduct medal.
He moved to Toledo where he met his loving wife Violet and they were married 23 years before she joined the Lord on November 13, 1983. He retired after 30 years of service from G.M. Powertrain as a transmission inspector. William, also known as Brother Bill, was an ordained minister who dedicated his life to serving God. He was an active member for almost 50 years of the Harvest Apostolic Temple where he enjoyed playing the tambourine.
Bill loved being with his family, enjoying “delicious” meals and numerous activities, his most favorite being Chinese checkers.
He is preceded in death by his wife Violet, parents Paul and Lena; brothers Harry, Paul, Richard and Robert and sister Clementine. He is survived by daughters Patricia (Troy) Johnson, Teresa (Dennis) Feltner, Carol Cecil, and Sharie (Phil) Rodriguez; sons Dave (Cindy) and Willie (Barbie) Besancon as well as 30 plus grandchildren and great grandchildren. Bill will be greatly missed by all.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to Harvest Apostolic Temple or to the family. Please view and sign the online guest registry at www.coylefuneralhome.com
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