William Loyd “Bill” Best, age 77 of Adrian, MI formerly of Oneida, NY went home to be with Jesus on August 19, 2018 after a lengthy illness. Bill was born on July 27, 1941 to John and Alice M. (Van Patton) Best. In October 1961 he married Marjorie L. Ingersoll. Bill served his country in the United States Marine Corp. He was stationed in Hawaii and Cherry Point NC. After the services he worked as a carpenter for many years.
Surviving Bill are 6 children, Marjorie F. (Ron) Sutton of Deerfield, Jim (Nina) Dawes of Newport News, VA, Charlene (Jim) Long of Monroe, MI, Larry Dawes of Syracuse, NY, Gary Dawes of Dallas TX, and Rickey Best of the US Virgin Islands; a sister, Mary Ann Waterman of Taberg, NY; 13 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Marjorie, 3 daughters and a grandson.
The family wishes to give special thanks to ProMedica Toledo cardiac
intensive care nurses and the Home Instead Senior Care nurses of Adrian. Bill was loved by all who knew him and will be sadly missed.
In accordance with the family’s wishes cremation has taken place and a private burial with military rights has taken place.
You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ann Arbor Veterans Administration. Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Rudd Funeral Home, Blissfield.