Mr. William "Bill" Adoulph Payter
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    1780 Mt. Elliott
    Detroit, MI 48207-3496

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“Dear Aunt Grace, Karen, Michael, & Patrick,I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Bill passing. I have so many fond memories of Bill. Double dates,...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Toni Sparrow - Overland Park, KS

“Dear Aunt Grace, Karen, Jamie, Karie and Kylie, Dave and I are so sorry to hear about Uncle Bill. It is so nice though, that he was able to make it...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Sharlene Allerdyce - Allen Park, MI

“Grace and Family, I was so sad to hear of Bill's passing. I think of the two of you with fond memories. My prayers are with all of you at this sad...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Joanne Benvin-Ohs - Southgate, MI

“Grace and family:Sorry to hear about your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Jean Jones - RIchfield, MN

“"RIP" Papa Bill Your guidance will be missed. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: William J. Socha - Taylor, MI

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William "Bill" Adoulph Payter, born February 13, 1924, died February 17, 2012 after a wonderful 88 years of life.

Bill served our country in the US Army from 1943 - 1945. After returning home, he became a renowned custom builder and a local business owner. Bill resided in Allen Park until retiring in 1975 to Nisula Michigan, with his beloved wife Grace of 63 years. Even until his last few months of life, Bill lived an active lifestyle from hunting, cutting down trees to heat his home, to operating a tractor on his acres of land in the Upper Peninsula. He was a man that truly understood the meaning of hard work and what it took to provide a loving home for his family.

Bill is survived by his wife Grace, three children: Karen Wasztyl-Bradley, Wm. Patrick Payter and Michael A. Payter (Laurie), grandchildren: Jamie, Karie, Marissa, Kylie (Pete), T.J., Adam, Heidi and Tanner. He was preceded in death by parents: John and Mary Payter, three sisters: Mary, I. Marguerite and Melvina and five brothers: John, Charles, Arthur, Andrew and David.

"To live in the hearts we leave behind, is not to die."

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