William Delbert “Bill” Van Pelt, age 71, loving husband and father of three children, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at his home in Port Charlotte.
Bill was born in December of 1946, to the late Herbert and Elizabeth Van Pelt, in Martinsville, Ohio, where he grew up in the Methodist faith. After many years farming, Bill went to work with Airborne Express, retiring after 25 years, as an Area Manager. Bill and his loving wife of 38 years, Linda, moved from Wilmington, OH, to Port Charlotte in 2008. Florida’s warm sunny climate and abundant waters suited his love of boating, fishing, and the many outdoor activities he enjoyed with his family, especially his kids. He loved having a good time, and always had a smile.
With great sadness he leaves behind his beloved wife, Linda; daughters, Andrea (Chad Karr) of New Port Richey, FL, and Cristal Osborne (William Moore) of Independence, KY; a son, Christopher Osborne (Alexis Caplinger) of Blue Ash, OH; grandsons, Zachary Osborne of OH, Kaleb and Samuel Karr of FL; one granddaughter, Charissa Harris of KY; two sisters, Sue Chase (Andrew) of TN, and Kay Martin (Larry) of OH; many beloved nieces and nephews; and a host of coworkers and life-long friends. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Van Pelt.
Services celebrating Bill’s life will be held at a later date in Ohio.
Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel.