William H. Weller Sr. of Franklinville died Sunday (May 22, 2016) at the Pines in Machias following a long illness. Born July 30, 1947 in Olean, NY he was the son of Ernest and Gloria Myrick Weller. On Oct. 22, 1966 in Franklinville he married Nancy Fisher who survives.
Bill was employed by Honkin Construction of Allegany, Bentley-Russell Inc. of Franklinville and Dresser-Clark in Olean, each for several years, before becoming Highway Superintendent for the Town of Franklinville, a position he held for 35 years. He was currently a Cattaraugus Co. Legislator.
He was a member of the Ellicottville Sportsmen's Club, and an exempt member of both the Franklinville Vol. Fire Dept. and the Franklinville Conservation club. Bill most of all enjoyed spending time with his family, and also enjoyed hunting, fishing, shooting trap, and building race cars.
Surviving besides his wife and father both of Franklinville are 2 sons Daniel (Emily) Weller of DeKalb, Ill, William H. Weller Jr., a daughter Tammy Krotz both of Franklinville, 9 grand children, Sierra, Kaleigh, and Maverick Cass, Allyson, Parker, and Olivia Weller, Randi and Travis Krotz, J.D. Kamery. A sister Connie (William) Drayer of Franklinville, 3 nephews and 8 great nieces and nephews.
Friends may gather with the family on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the Babbitt & Easton Funeral Home 7 N. Main St. Franklinville, and Thursday (May 26, 2016) from 11a.m. - 1p.m. where his funeral service will be held at 1p.m. in the funeral home . Celebrating his life will be Dr. Anthony L. Evans. Burial will follow in Mt. Prospect Cemetery in Franklinville.
Memorials may be made to The Friends of the Pines P.O. Box 310, Machias, NY 14101 or The Franklinville Vol. Fire Dept. P.O. Box 74, Franklinville, NY 14737.