Bill was born in Payne, Ohio, on November 7, 1930, the son of the late Lyman and the late Katherine (Ehresman) Hoops. On August 2, 1952 he married Marjorie A. Sams, and she survives. He was a member of the First Church of God in Wauseon. An Army Veteran of the Korean War he was a member of the former Pettisville American Legion Post. He was also a member of the Fulton County Farm Bureau and an honorary member of the Pettisville FFA.
Surviving is his wife, Marjorie; children, Suzie (Larry) Rupp of Stryker, Peggy Dressler of Quilcene, Washington, Janet (Tony) Perez of Archbold and Jim (Brenda) Hoops of Pettisville. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and one brother, Dale Hoops of Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his parents, and son-in-law, Ken Dressler.
The family requests that memorial contributions be given to the Fulton County Gideon Camp or the First Church of God. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.grisierfh.com. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon has been entrusted with arrangements.