Willis “Wick” E. Bible, 88, of Montpelier passed away early Thursday morning at Hillside Country Living in rural Bryan. He was born on June 24, 1926 in Superior Township to George W. and Effie (Brannan) Bible. Wick graduated from Montpelier High School in 1944. He then served his country in the United States Army during World War II.
Wick was a lifelong Dairy Farmer. He also worked at the Williams County Landmark Elevator in Montpelier. After retirement he raised, showed and drove Belgian Horses. Over the years he won many awards at the annual Great Lakes International Draft Show in Lansing, Michigan. For several years Wick drove and gave carriage rides to visitors at the Acadia National Park in Maine. Wick was a member of the Edgerton VFW.
He is survived by three sons, David (Shirley) Bible of Delta, George (Millie) Bible of West Unity and Melvin (Ann) Bible of West Unity; six daughters, Karen Haines of Bryan, Barbara Bible of Royal Oak, Michigan, Cheryl (Jesse) Powers of Montpelier, Susan (Mike) Drake of Camden, Michigan, Diane (Steve) Champion of Montpelier and Teresa (Terry) Rupp of Montpelier; seventeen grandchildren, and seventeen great grandchildren.
Wick was preceded in death by his parents, wife ArLieta (Michael) Bible, brother Paul Bible, sisters Lois Hawkins, Lucille Franks and Lura Jane Bible.
Visitation for Wick will be on Sunday September 21st from 2-8pm at the Thompson-Geesey Funeral Home Empire Chapel, 335 Empire Street in Montpelier. Services will be on Monday at 11am at the funeral home with Nelson Rupp to officiate. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier. Donations may be made to Great Lakes International Draft Show.