Friday July 23, 2021
Chapel at Oklahoma City Cremation
807 W. Wilshire BLVD
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73116
Memorial Service Friday, July 23, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Oklahoma Cremation Chapel, 807 W. Wilshire Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73116. William “Bill” Washam passed away on December 31, 2020 in Oklahoma City, OK.
He was born in Meridian, Mississippi on November 18, 1941. He is the son of the late John and Lera Washam (Stricklin). He is preceded in death by his brother John Washam.
He is survived by his loving wife, Marge Washam of 42 years and his step-children Stephanie Schneider Clason and son-in-law Rob Clason of Stillwater, Oklahoma and Eric Scott Schneider and daughter-in-law Tricia Hall Schneider of Oklahoma City.
He is also survived by his five grandchildren and one great grandchild who were all very precious to him. Colton Clason and wife Kelsey Clason of Ft. Collins, Colorado, Brooklynn Clason also of Ft. Collins, Colorado and Madi Clason of Stillwater, Ok. Amanda Schneider Hilton and husband Mitch Hilton of Yukon, Oklahoma, Sierra Schneider and her wife Reilly Schneider of Jacksonville, Fl. Great-granddaughter, Wrigley Parker Hilton of Yukon, OK.
Also survived by his sister, Carolyn Washam Giles of Parsons, Tennessee where they spent many years of the childhood together. And brother Richard Washam and sister-in-law Sherry Washam of Huntersville, North Carolina.
In addition he is survived by Sister-in-law, Kathy Wirtz and husband Jerry Wirtz of St. Peters, MO, and Sister-in-law Lorraine McFarland-Movitz and husband Norm Movitz of Rolla, Mo.
Bill graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1977 with a degree in Accounting and subsequently passed the test to be a Certified Public Accountant. He went to work at W&W floors with his father, a commercial floor covering business. Eventually he joined Marge in her paper-hanging business which led to the opening of M&W Wallpaper a retail store where Bill and Marge worked together for over 20 years until Bill retired. After that he worked part-time as a cashier at Target, a job he truly enjoyed, until March of 2020.
Bill was an avid football fan, he loved the Sooners but eventually gave as much attention to the Cowboys once two of his grandkids graduated from OSU. His other passion was his love of vintage cars, he owned several Corvairs and his prize possession was his 1957 Chevy that he loved to tinker with and drive whenever he had the opportunity. He was a member of several car clubs and would travel to different car shows around the country. In his younger days he used to scuba dive for shells in the Tennessee River and sold them to Tennessee shell company. The owner would then sell the shells to the Japanese who used them to make cultured pearls eventually selling to Mikimoto. Bill would go snorkeling or scuba diving on many of the trips he and Marge took during their many happy years together.
Bill loved spending time with family, friends and co-workers. He was a very loving person always caring about everyone else, generous to all he knew, and would be the first to offer help if you needed it. He made this world a better place for everyone whose life he touched. He was loved by so many and will be greatly missed, always! I can’t wait to hold you in my arms again.