Thatch, William "Bill" (Cleveland)

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
William “Bill” Thatch, 79, of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

He is survived by Barbara Stepp (Roy), the mother of his four children: Dianne Myers (Herman), Kathi Mowery (Jerry), Tony Thatch (Lisa), and Kelly Guffey (Joe), grandchildren aka “the Freds,” Cassidy Turner (Johnathon), Cayci Freeman (Eric), and Corey Thatch (Michelle) and great grandchildren aka “the Little Freds,” Amelia Turner and Cooper Freeman. Special neighbors and friends Anthony and Christie Tucker, Roy and Judy Lynn, Dewayne and Kaye McDowell, and Carlos.

He was preceded in death by his beloved four-legged buddies, Bailey and J-Lo.

The family will honor Bill’s wishes with a private service. Friends, who wish to honor Bill, may make a donation to their favorite charity in his memory.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Thatch family guestbook at www.fikefh.com.

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