William J. Sheeler, born July 29, 1963, suddenly departed this earth on March 14, 2018.
William was preceded in death by his lifelong mother, Ella Matthews; stepfather, Tee Matthews; and brother, Mark Sheeler. He was also preceded in death by important father figure, Sydney B. Sheeler, and mother, Shirley Hardin.
William was a very charming man, leaving an impression on all he crossed paths with. A graduate of Canton McKinley High School, Will was noted early in life to be quite an intellectual scholar. Following high school, Will spent time in New Mexico with his father working in the oil industry. But home for Will was Hall of Fame City and so he returned. Will then completed his college degree through Stark State University and worked many skilled jobs until becoming disabled in 2015.
Will then spent his last years on earth building a relationship with his 13 children, who he is survived by: William Thomas of Canton, OH; Jamie Sanders-Morrow (Laurance) of Ocean Springs, MS; Charise Sheeler of Canton, OH; Amber Walls of Canton, OH; Ebony Sheeler of Canton, OH; William J Sheeler II of Canton, OH; Aubrey Maslen of London, England; Brittany Joseph of Farmington,NM; Imani Sheeler, Olivia Sheeler, Emma Sheeler, Ella Hardin and Eliyah Hardin, all of Canton, Ohio.Will is also survived by birth parents Willie C Hardin Jr. of Farmington, NM and Lois Freeman of Los Angeles, CA. As well as 13 siblings, 26 grandchildren, friend Christine Nelson and a host of friends, relatives and extended family who loved him dearly.
Services for William will be Thursday, March 22, 2018, at Rhode Memorial located at 723 Cherry Ave NE in Canton at 11a with calling hours at 10a. Friends and family may gather to celebrate his life immediately following service at Garaux Park and Gardens located at 3801 13th St SW in Canton.