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William H. "Bill" Shoup

July 8, 1927 ~ July 8, 2022 (age 95)


William H. "Bill" Shoup, Jr. passed away peacefully on his 95th birthday, July 8,2022 at Butler Memorial Hospital.

Born in Rossten, PA to William Shoup and Daisy (Bish) Shoup.

Bill served in the Army Air Force during and after WWII,  working as a mechanic on the B-29 Superfortress.  While serving in the Air Force, he met his wife Juanita Sanders at a USO dance.  That very night they met, he asked her to marry him.  They were married, March 6, 1947.  Their marriage lasted 68 years until Juanita's Passing on November 19, 2015.  

After his time in the service they settled in Tucson, AZ. Where he became a Xerox repairman.  In 1948 they welcomed a son William Charles "Charlie" , then in 1951 a daughter Brenda.

After a horrific hunting accident in AZ the family moved to East Brady,Pa to the family farm for Bill to recover.  As time went on they settled in Winfield/Cabot,Pa.

He retired after 47 years to travel with his wife and camp with his family. Bill loved to spend time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Fishing was his  favorite.

Bill never met a stranger. His calm and easy going demeanor was known to all. He was called "Mr. Fix-It" and loved to tinker in his home shop.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and soul mate Juanita, his son-in-law Charles Watson,  two sisters Betty (Titus) and Linda (Bowser).

He is survived by his daughter Brenda (Shoup) Watson,  her children Kimberly (Wayne) Brink, Stephen (Jamie) Watson. His son William "Charlie"  (Janet) Shoup, their children, Jennifer Glick (Randy),
Gretchen (Alan) Angelicchio and William "BJ" Shoup (Nicole).  12 great-grandchildren complete the family.

Friends will be received from 4-7 pm at the Fox Funeral Home, Inc. on Friday, July 15, 2022.  Funeral Services will follow at 7:00 pm at the funeral home with Rev. Jared Townley officiating.    Entombment will be at the Butler County Memorial Park.  

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July 15, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Fox Funeral Home, Inc.
410 West Main Street, PO Box 305
Saxonburg, PA 16056

Funeral Service
July 15, 2022

7:00 PM
Fox Funeral Home, Inc.
410 West Main Street, PO Box 305
Saxonburg, PA 16056

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