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William R. Carll

Monday, January 14, 2019 @ 08:01 AM

Posted by Dylan Cyphert

Thumbnail-10William R. Carll, 80, of Oakland Township, passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2019.

Born on August 2, 1938 in Dempseytown, he was the son of the late Boyd Lot and Argyle Marie (Reed) Carll.

William was a 1957 graduate of the Oil City High School.

After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army, serving from 1957 to 1960. He was transferred to the Army Reserves after his honorable service on July 8, 1960.

On January 15, 1959, he married Viola Heckathorn; she survives him.

William worked as an Electrician for Joy Manufacturing, retiring in 2000.

In his spare time, William lived his life to the fullest. He played baseball and softball for most of his life, even into the 55 and older leagues. He also loved to be outdoors, especially to hunt, fish, go boating, flying and parachuting. William was a member of many local clubs in the area as well.

Most of all, William loved and cherished his family. He loved the time he spent being at home with them and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, William is survived by his sons, Rick Carll (Gale) and Ken Carll, both of Dempseytown; his daughters, Christine McFarland (Steve) of Dempseytown, and Peggy Davis (Jeff) of President; his grandchildren, Matthew B. Carll (Erin) of Raymilton, Justin Carll of Dempseytown, Adam Carll (Laura) of Erie, Nathan Carll (Meghan) of Aliquippa, Nolan Carll of McDonald, Even Carll (Olivia Chapman) of Dempseytown, Lena Carll of Dempseytown, Sheria Mason (Greg) of Valencia, Stephen McFarland (Samantha) of Allentown, Nicole Bish (Curtis) of Dempseytown, Jonathan Davis (Cristy) of DuBois, Brant Davis of Pittsburgh, and Chandler Davis of DuBois.

He is further survived by his 10 great-grandchildren; his brother Wayne Carll of Caledonia, OH; his sisters, Roberta Harris (Richard) of Bristolville, OH and Meredith Poss of Minnesota; his brother-in-law, Larry Heckathorn of Oil City; and his many nieces and nephews.

William was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Scott Carll; his brothers-in-law, Dean Poss and Edwin Heckathorn; and his sisters-in-law, Mary Carll and Peg Reeves.

In accordance to William’s wishes, there will be no public visitation.

A private interment will be held at the convenience of the family at Dempsey Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made in William’s name to the Oakland Township Volunteer Fire Department, 779 Speer Road, Cooperstown, PA 16317.

Online condolences may be made at

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