William John (Bill) McCauley

William John (Bill) McCauley

September 2, 1934 - January 19, 2022

Bill McCauley died Wednesday morning, January 19, 2022, at Camden Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg, WV, after a brief illness.

Bill was born on September 2, 1934, a son of the late Ben and Ruby McCauley, in Meadowbrook, WV.

Bill is survived by his wife of 62 years, Patricia McCauley; his two daughters, Rhonda (Joe) Jelich and Beverly (Joe) Smith; 7 grandchildren, Nathan (Renna) Thompson, Ashley (Joe) Sheets, Chris Smith, Ethan (Nikki) Smith, Jonas (Aly) Jelich, Rhys Jelich, and Connor Jelich; 8 great grandchildren, Gavin and Grayson Thompson, Carley and Callie Sheets, Cadyn and Kolton Smith, Channing Jelich and Brady Foster. He is also survived by his siblings, Mary Ellen Gerwig, Charlotte Thomas, and Charles W. McCauley.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one grandson, Joshua Thompson; and several siblings, Janice Luciano, Ruby Moyer, Phyllis Long, Benjamin McCauley, Christine Gaines, Opal Martin, Gary McCauley and Avon McCauley.

Bill played basketball and football for Shinnston High School and enlisted in the Marine Corp in 1955. He retired from Ravenswood Aluminum after 30 years, in June of 1995. Bill enjoyed all sports and loved watching his favorite team, WVU. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren and great grandchildren play sports also. More than anything, he loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 23, 2022, at 2:00 pm at Roush Funeral Home in Ravenswood with Pastors Don Maxson and Tom Nolan officiating. Burial will follow in Ravenswood Cemetery.

Friends may visit the family at the funeral home on Sunday, January 23, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, time of service.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the North United Methodist Church, PO Box 335, Ravenswood, WV 26164.

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