Bill G. Bares Sr. 1951-2021

YOUNGSTOWN — Bill G. Bares Sr., 69, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly Friday evening, June 4, 2021, at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital.

Bill was born Dec. 15, 1951, in Youngstown, the son of the late Anthony and Florence Zupp Bares.

He graduated from Campbell Memorial High School in 1969 and was a lifelong resident of the Mahoning Valley. After high school, Bill enlisted and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

Bill was a truck driver for over 20 years, where he owned and operated his own trucks. He also enjoyed working with his hands, working on automobiles, doing home repairs, and landscaping.

In his free time, Bill was a member of VFW Post No. 7600 in Lowellville. In his earlier years, he participated in drag racing along with his sons. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and uncle. Bill enjoyed spending time with and caring for his family, especially his grandchildren.

Bill is survived by his wife, the former Martha E. White; three sons, Billy G. (Loretta) Bares Jr. of Struthers, James A. Bares of Youngstown and Bryan D. (Alicia) Bares of Struthers; his sister, Patricia “Pat” (Robert ) Fitch of Coitsville; six grandchildren, Alex, Alexis, Shelby, Sarah, Donnie and Cooper Bares; and three nephews, Robbie, Eric and Bradley; and his service dog, Bare.

Besides his parents, Bill was preceded in death by a brother, Anthony Bares, and his first service dog, Max.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2021, and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at Davidson-Becker Funeral Home, 11 Spring St. in Struthers. There will be a prayer service on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Deacon John Rentas, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at Christ the Good Shepherd Parish-St. Lucy Catholic Church, 394 Tenney Ave., Campbell, with the Rev. James Korda officiating.

Arrangements are being handled by Davidson-Becker Funeral Home, 11 Spring St., Struthers.

Condolences for Bill’s family may be sent at www.beckerobits.com.

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