William, “Bill,” attended The Ohio State University and Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He received his Funeral Director and Embalmer license in 1975. William, along with Thomas Wappner, took over the ownership of the original Wappner Funeral Directors in 1987 after the death of the Wappner generation before them. With over a century and a quarter, embracing four generations, Wappner Funeral Directors possesses a respected heritage. William is a respected member of the business community as a Past President of the National Funeral Directors Association; Past President of the Ohio Funeral Directors Assocation; Past Policy Board Member and Past Chairman of the Government Regulatory Committee of the National Funeral Directors Association; a board member of the Ohio Crematory Operators Association; board member of Mansfield Memorial Homes; a member of the Preferred Funeral Directors International; and other civic organizations. He is also active in the community as a member of the Board of Directors of the North and Central Ohio Volunteers of American, Inc., Past Master of the Mansfield Lodge #35F. & A.M. Bill and his wife, Esther live in Mansfield and have three grown children. He enjoys golf and sporting clays.