Billy “Bill” Vern York, 81, of Connersville, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Reid Health, Richmond.

The son of George York and Renavae Fields Callahan, Bill was born February 12, 1941 in Whitesburg, Kentucky. He graduated from Whitesburg High School.

On June 25, 1987, he married Loretta Cupp in Richmond, Kentucky. Mrs. York survives.

Bill worked for Philco-Ford/Visteon for 33 years until his retirement in 1997.

He attended Orange Christian Church. He was also a past member of the Masonic Lodge, Eagles Lodge, and Moose Lodge.

A handyman, he was always working on projects in the yard, and he enjoyed crafting things with his hands. After retirement, he spent a lot of time remodeling. When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed watching sports.

Interestingly, in 2006 at Indiana University Health, Bill was one of the first people to have a double transplant of the liver and pancreas.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 35 years, Loretta York; a son, Joey York of Scipio, Ohio; a daughter, Stacey Lynn Best of Muncie, Indiana; two granddaughters, Cheyenne (Rusty) Noble and Kayla Best; six great grandchildren, Bryley Best, Caiden Best, Robbie Pilling, Payton Noble, Rusty Noble, Jr., and Paisley Noble; five siblings, Russell (Donna) Callahan of Richmond, Kentucky, Wayne Akeman (Debbie) Callahan of Irvine, Kentucky, Vina Callahan of Irvine, Kentucky, Letshia Callahan (Raymond Biggs) of Richmond, Kentucky, and Richard York of Lexington, Kentucky; and many nieces and nephews.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by six siblings, Bobby, Bruce, Tony, Ari, Jimmie, and Terry; his father-in-law, Bob Cupp; and three fur babies, Arnold, A.J., and Molly.

Bill’s wishes were to be cremated. A private graveside service will be held in Valley Grove Cemetery at a later date. Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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