William "Wild Bill" Yost, 82, of Watsontown, passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017 at home surrounded by his family.
He was born Aug. 17, 1934, in New Columbia, a son of the late Lee and Mary (Wetzel) Yost. On Sept. 17, 1953, he married the former Leatrice "Letty" Reeder. Together they celebrated 60 years of marriage before her death on July 4, 2014.
Bill was a graduate of Watsontown High School. He attended the former Williamsport Area Community College, now Penn College and Bloomsburg University. He served honorably in the Pennsylvania National Guard.
In October of 1953, he began working as a laborer for ACF, Milton. At age 24, Bill was promoted to a management position, where he worked until his passing.
Bill was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles, Milton, 1208, the Selinsgrove Moose Lodge 1173, and the Sunbury Social Club.
He enjoyed playing guitar, having jam sessions, and singing karaoke. Most importantly, Bill loved spending time with his family and friends.
Surviving are four daughters and three sons-in-law, Jo and Glenn Hoffman, Wendy and Gregory Trawitz and Crystal Moyer, all of Watsontown, and Patti and Earle Cornelius, of Lititz; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Raymond and Evelyn Yost, of London, Calif., and Harry "Butch" and Mary Yost, of New Columbia; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Jean Zettlemoyer and Ginger and Leroy "Pep" Reidle, all of New Columbia; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by two brothers, James and Lee Yost.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, followed by the funeral at 11, at Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, 308 Main St., Watsontown, with his brother-in-law, the Rev. Daniel Reeder, officiating.
Burial with full military honors will follow in Milton Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.cronrathgrenoblefuneralhome.com.
Published on July 8, 2017