Adrian – William “Bill” Thorpe Cline passed away on June 26, 2021, after several weeks of declining health. Bill was born on November 15, 1945, in Adrian, MI, to Howard P. and Florence C. Cline. Bill is survived by his wife of nearly 37 years, Linda (Raines) Cline, his son, Scott H. Cline, grandson Seth W. (Jacquelin Martin) Cline, his extended family, Carlene Raines Maxwell, Judy Raines (Mike) McAran, Johnie (Kathryn Volpi) Rains, Kathryn Raines, Robin Raines, and many nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, parents-in-laws Arnold and Veneda Raines, brothers-in-law Jerry Maxwell, Terry Raines, Roger Raines, niece Emily Convery, great-nephew Hal David Brown, best friends Larry Auten, Melvin Lewis, and Kent Langthorne. Bill graduated from Adrian High School in 1964 and worked production at Stubnitz-Green/Johnson Controls, American Chain and Cable, and Hydro Aluminum.
Bill was a long-time member of the Adrian Moose Lodge and the Adrian Eagles. He often said, “I am here for a good time, not for a long time!” Bill was a very generous, kind, and respectful friend with a great sense of humor. His mother-in-law used to say, “Bill is a good guy.” That he was.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 1, 2021, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, 3050 W. Beecher Rd., Adrian, Mi (517-265-3312). Graveside services will be private on Friday, July 2, 2021, at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. John Kottke officiating. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Lenawee County Humane Society or to the charity of your choice. Love is all there is!