of Milan, Michigan, formerly of Grass Lake and Chelsea, Age 79, entered into glory Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. He was born to William Kenneth and Alma Irene (Dragoo) McAfee, on April 30, 1942. Bill graduated from Strong Vincent High School in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1960 and then Allegheny College in Meadville, PA in 1964 with his BA in History. After graduation, Bill worked for the U.S. Public Health Service in New York from 1964 – 1966 until he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served until 1969 stationed in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Bill worked in the Human Resources field and held a position as Reed City Manager from 1983-1986. In 1986, he accepted the position of Human Resources Director for the Washtenaw County Road Commission in Ann Arbor from 1986 –2005 when he retired.
Bill is survived by his wife Jeanette Day of Milan; two daughters from his first marriage to Patricia Yowell, Joanna McAfee and Jennifer (Todd) Patrick; two children from his second marriage, Bill (Megen) Day and Carolynn (Alan) Wright; grandchildren, Tucker, Timmy and Lilly Patrick; Lauren and Michael Day, Angela (Josh) House and Meredith (Josh Blessing) Wright, and Joseph Wright; great-granddaughter Elle House; niece, Kelly McAfee; and nephews, Christopher and Robert McAfee. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Keith McAfee.
Bill formed the Carpenter-Welch Camp No. 180 for the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. He was a member of the American Legion Post #225, Custer Memorial Association, Harrison County (WV) Genealogical Society, Castor Association of America, and Saline Masonic Lodge #133. He served as Vice President and President of the Dragoo Family Association from 2004-2010, and was an active member of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War where he served as the National Chaplain from 2003-2004 and as Chaplain for the Department of Michigan. Bill asked Jesus to be his Lord and Savior in 1981 at Evart Evangel Assembly of God. In recent years, Bill was a member and board member of the Dundee Assembly of God.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 19, 2:00 pm at the Dundee Assembly of God, 13790 S Custer Rd, Dundee, MI. Visitation will be at the church Wednesday from 12 noon – 2 pm. The burial will be held at Ft. Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, MI. Arrangements were entrusted to Cole Funeral Chapel in Chelsea.
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