William D. "Bill" Hochstetler

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In loving memory of William D. "Bill" Hochstetler of Jackson St, Barnwell, SC

November 26, 1936 - June 24, 2017


Born in Wayne County, OH, Bill was the oldest child of the late David W. & Anna J. (Miller) Hochstetler. He married Ruby S. Miller of IN on September 8, 1960. Moving from IN to SC in 1965, Bill & family became founding members of Barnwell Mennonite Church. He was most recently a member of Dayspring Mennonite Church in Salley, SC. All 12 surviving children carry on his legacy of faith in Christ.

Bill was preceded in death by two children: Wilma & William D. Jr. "Billy"; his wife, Ruby; three brothers: Omar, Dwight & Robert; and several grandchildren.

He is survived by his children: Harley (Caroline) of Australia, David (Debra) of Aiken, SC, Vernon (Brenda) of Columbia, SC, Wilbur of Phoenix, AZ, Rosetta (Linford) of Orangeburg, SC, Quincy (Rachel) of Aiken, SC, Nelson (Debbie) of Olar, SC, Mark (Norma) of Denmark, SC, JoAnna of Landisville, PA, Wendell (Eddi) of Aiken, SC, Rachel (Roger) of Richland Center, WI, Lillie (Brian) of Millersburg, OH and 40 grandchildren.

Bill's surviving siblings: Catherine (Eli) Troyer, FL, Susannah (Albert) Miller - OH, Joseph (Ruby) - IN, Jacob (Cindy) - MO, John (Vangie) - TX, David Jr. (Ruth) - GA, Sarah Strader - FL, Rachel (Loren) Troyer - FL.

Visitation will be at Barnwell Mennonite Church on Saturday, July 1, 2017 from 1:00-3:30 pm. Funeral service will be at 4:00 pm followed by burial in the church cemetery. Dinner for all will be served by BMC in the adjacent school building.


Arrangements made by Folk Funeral Home in Williston, SC. Anyone is welcome to view the body there from 10 am - 5 pm, Wednesday - Friday.