William R. Kercheval

  • Died: November 1, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Lakeside Park

1140 Lake Ave
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

William R. Kercheval, 73, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, November 1, 2019. He was born on 07/31/1946 in Richmond, Indiana to the late Harry and Janet (Kienker) Kercheval. Bill worked for GTE doing data processing for 29 years. He enjoyed woodworking, theatre, photography and fishing. He really enjoyed time with his family especially his grandchildren. Bill is survived by his wife of 33 years, Marty (Gaunt) Kercheval; children, Adam (Laura) Atherton and Rebecca Petrie; grandchildren, Dylan Atherton, Ayla Cassidente, Ryan Petrie, and Benjamin Petrie; great-granddaughter Reina Avendano; niece Chris Conley; and nephew, Doug Conley. Also preceding in passing was his son, Brian Kercheval; and sister, Sally Conley. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 8, 2019 at 1pm at the D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Funeral Home 1140 Lake Avenue Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805 with visitation two hours prior. In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to the Purdue Fort Wayne Theatre department. Condolences may be left online at www.mccombandsons.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Marty & family, I am so sorry to hear about the death of Bill. He was a very nice man. My prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Trish Seals

Posted by Patricia Seals - FORT WAYNE, IN   November 14, 2019

Marty, I am so sorry to hear that Bill passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you. He was such a great guy and wonderful husband and father to you and the kids. I just learned of this and Steve is sorry that he didn't know as he would have come for the memorial service.

Posted by Linda Durham - Wesley Chapel, FL   November 14, 2019

Kercheval Family - I'm so sorry for your loss. Bill was my teacher, mentor and friend back in the early 70's at GTEDS. He was a great guy, full of laughs and jokes and will be remembered by all that had the pleasure to know him.

Posted by BRIAN SICKAFOOSE - FORT WAYNE, IN - Friend   November 08, 2019

So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Hoping that this time of grief will be lightened by God's blessings.

Posted by Michele Wilson - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   November 07, 2019


My heart goes out to Marty, Becca, and Adam, all the kids, and Doug and Christy. Bill was a good man. He will be missed by many.

Posted by Jayne Kercheval - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   November 06, 2019

Marty and family- So very sad to hear that Bill has passed. I remember him as a supervisor, co-worker and friend. He was always so witty and sincere, a truly genuine person. I hope the good memories will comfort you in the days ahead.

Posted by Kris Wyss - Tampa, FL - Coworker   November 06, 2019

I only worked with Bill for 5 years (1970 to 1975), but I still remember him well. He was always happy and full of life. May he Rest In Peace.

Posted by Mick Walters - Tampa   November 05, 2019

Marty, so sorry to hear about Bill. You are in our prayers.
Doug Chapman

Posted by A friend   November 04, 2019

Marty--- Never thought Tom and I would be issuing a Death notice on Bill at such a young age. Bill very quietly got his work done and was an asset to Gteds. He was a good guy. My sympathy goes to you and your Family along with thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Larry Elliott - Decatur, IN   November 04, 2019

Marty, So sorry to hear of your loss. Bill was a good friend and a great member of the GTEDS family. We had many a good laugh together.

Posted by Joe Weaver - IN   November 04, 2019

Marty; Sorry to hear of Bill's death. I enjoyed working with Bill those 29 years. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by tom wright - FORT WAYNE, IN   November 03, 2019

Marty and Family, I am so sorry about your loss. May God give you a peace that passes all understanding as you grieve for Bill.
Love, Jo Ann Byers.

Posted by A friend   November 03, 2019

Thanks for everything Bill. I'll miss your great laugh. Rest In Peace my friend. Love to you both Marty and Becca.

Posted by Kirby Volz - Fort Wayne   November 03, 2019

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