William (Bill) Leslie McPeak, age 80, of El Dorado Springs, MO, passed away on May 13, 2015, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, MO. He was born on June 1, 1934, in El Dorado Springs, MO. He attended college at UCLA and was an expert on the swimming team.
He was the father of five children, three daughters: Donna, Jeanie, and Susan; and two sons: Robert and William. All of his children served in the military like their father.
Bill served twenty-one and a half years in the Air Force where he held positions as a Chaplain, constructed radar towers and repaired them, & as a Military Police Officer. Some of his duty stations included; California, New Mexico, Germany, Africa (where he built an orphanage), and he served in Vietnam.
After retirement Bill spent most of his time working on projects at his home. He met Maryann Ritzert in 1980 and they married in 1996.
Survivors include: four of his children: Jeanie, Susan, Robert & William Jr.; his love, Maryann McPeak; and his step-sons: Jason, Chuck, & Travis.
Funeral services for Bill McPeak will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home with Rev. Howard McPeak officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are: Jason Trautman, Chuck Trautman, Travis Trautman, and Carl Nelson.