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William David ‘Bill’ Buroker


William David “Bill” Buroker, 73, of West Liberty, passed away at 1:53 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at his home.

 He was born in Bellefontaine on Nov. 10, 1939, to the late Carl and Mary Louise Alcott Buroker. He also was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Joann Buroker.

On July 31, 1966, he married the former Doris Rase in Powellsville, and she survives, along with four children, Scott (Missy) Buroker of Urbana, Gina (Shane) Boggs of West Liberty, Holly Buroker of Bellefontaine and Lisa (Steve) Tracey of Huntsville; six grandchildren, Logan Boggs, Allison Boggs, Lane Boggs, David Buroker, Drew Buroker and Kayla Tracey; two brothers, Robert Buroker of New York and John (Sharon) Buroker of North Carolina; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bill loved the life he spent farming, which was evidenced by his involvement and success within the farming community. He was a member of the Logan County Antique Power Association, Farm Bureau, American Dairy Goat Association, was a former 4-H adviser and was a longtime member of the Logan County Fair Board.

He was a 1957 graduate of West Liberty High School and a member of the United Church of Christ in West Liberty.

Bill was an avid Ohio State fan who loved classic country music. He loved to garden, raise and show livestock, and took great pride and joy in the successful Hoanbu dairy goats family business.

Above all, he loved his family.

Pastor Paul Forrey officiates a funeral at 11 a.m. Thursday at the West Liberty United Church of Christ, West Liberty. Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, West Liberty, and one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Burial is in Fairview Cemetery, West Liberty.

Memorial contributions may be made to the West Liberty United Church of Christ.

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