Born 9-18-1947 -- Died 2-10-2003
William Leroy Kercheval, 55, of Myrtle, Mo. died Feb. 10, 2003, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains.
He was born Sept. 18, 1947, at Decatur, Ill., the son of Annalee Clayton Kercheval and the late Roscoe Kercheval.
On Feb. 14, 1978, he was married at Lawndale, Calif. to Terri J. Jones. He was a veteran having served during the Vietnam Conflict with the United States Army.
He was a member of the Thayer Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include his wife, Terri J. Kercheval of the family home; a daughter, RuthAnna J. Kercheval of West Plains; four sons -- William Kercheval Jr. and wife, Vonnie, Matton, Ill., Billy Gene Kercheval and wife, Rachel, Arthur, Ill., James Kercheval and wife, Melissa of Sullivan, Ill., and Robert Kercheval and wife, Tina of Bethany, Ill.; twelve grandchildren; his mother, Annaleel Kercheval; two brothers -- Kenneth Kercheval and Jack Kercheval; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents and his father.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home of West Plains.
Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to the family and may be mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO 65775.