Bill Gene Eller

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Bill Gene Eller, age 71, of San Saba, Texas passed away in San Saba, Texas on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was born in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma on January 1, 1947, the second of three boys. They later moved to Tahlequah, Oklahoma, where he learned to love the outdoors, basketball and football.

Bill was an avid reader all his life and he enjoyed novels, westerns, and the Bible. Some of his greatest gifts were books. Bill volunteered for the Navy after graduating high school and served three tours in the Vietnam War. He attended Northeastern State University after his return home from the Navy where he earned his BA degree in Economics. He returned to the military service as an officer in the Marine Corps. Bill was very proud to serve God and his country.

Following his military service, Bill retired from Human Resources with GTE in San Angelo, Texas. He and his wife eventually retired to San Saba, Texas. Bill's most precious things were God and his family. When his family could all gather together, he would always say “Look Helen, we have our entire family with us, nothing can be better,” and smile. No matter the occasion, family meant everything and being together was the most important of all.

Bill married the love of his life, Helen Glenn, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma in June of 1967. They had two children and later three grandchildren whom he loved beyond measure. His love and kindness will be missed by all.

He leaves behind his wife, Helen Eller; one son, Bill Eller Jr.; one daughter, Rachael Story and husband, Chris; three grandchildren: Benjamin Bednarz, Jacob Bednarz, and Lacey Bednarz; two brothers, James Eller and Thomas Eller; brother-in-law, Rowland Glenn Jr., whom he considered a brother, and his wife, Peggy Glenn, who he talked to on a daily basis. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Eller and Doris Eller.

A funeral service was held on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 11:00 a.m at Blaylock Funeral Home in San Saba, Texas. Interment followed at Richland Springs Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home of San Saba, Texas.

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