William D “Bill” Bales

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William D “Bill” Bales

Birth
Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA
Death 14 May 2014 (aged 88)
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 129895620 · View Source
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Ocala- Bales, William D. "Bill", 88, passed away on May 14, 2014. Bill was a very devoted family man, who loved playing cards and watching westerns. He was born on January 12, 1926 in Wichita, KS but was raised in New Castle, IN. He joined the Army in 1944, where he was injured and returned home. He attended Indiana University where he was a Theta Chi. He joined the New Castle Police Dept., where he climbed to the rank of Asst. Police Chief. Upon retirement in 1969, he moved his family to Ft. Lauderdale, FL where he retired a second time as Homicide/Lead Investigator for the State Attorney's Office. In 1991, he moved with his wife to Ocala. Bill was a lifelong Mason and Shriner.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lena Bales; daughter, Lee Ann Thurston (Gary); grandchildren, Troy and Amanda Thurston, and Kevin and Steven Bales; brother, Fred Bales (Dawn); and daughter in-law, Arline Bales. He is preceded by his parents, George & Mildred Bales; and son, Bruce A. Bales.
A visitation will be held at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Ocala, FL on Monday, May 19, 2014 from 5:30-6:30PM. A service is to follow with The Rev. Darren Bess officiating. Donations can be made to the American Heart Assoc.


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  • Created by: No Guts, No Glory
  • Added: 16 May 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 129895620
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William D “Bill” Bales (12 Jan 1926–14 May 2014), Find a Grave Memorial no. 129895620, ; Maintained by No Guts, No Glory (contributor 46889469) Unknown.