William F. Bean

Born: Mon., Jan. 14, 1957
Died: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018


10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Dec. 08, 2018
Location: Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Dec. 08, 2018
Location: Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home

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William Franklin Bean, 61, passed away Sunday, December 2, 2018.

Born January 14, 1957 in Nicholas County to the late Stanley Wilson and Corinne Bean Adair, he was a 1976 graduate of Nicholas County High School, attended Morehead State University, was a longtime employee of the University of Kentucky and member of the Wesley Chapel C.M.E. Church. William loved laughter, good conversation and great food. He was a very talented musician & vocalist who enjoyed traveling and crocheting.

Left to cherish his memory is his devoted companion of 21 years, Robert Straw, of New Albany, Indiana; his brother, Charles Marshall, of Cincinnati; 2 nieces, Annette Marie & Carla Ann Pryor, of Lexington; and a host of cousins.

Also preceding him in death was his brother, Johnny Logan Marshall, Sr.

Services will be 1:00 P.M. Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home by Rev. Arthur Williams. Burial will follow in Henryville Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. Saturday until the service.


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Tiffany Duncan
   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
To William's loved ones: I am deeply sorry for your loss. William was a wonderful person...kind, funny, suave, and dedicated. He will be fondly remembered and forever missed.

   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
I've enjoyed working with Will and as well laugh and cut up with him.I will miss him being around in the office at work. Much prayers to his partner and his family

Kay Goldey
   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of Williams passing. He was a wonderful man; witty, compassionate, and had a huge heart for others. I am grateful for the opportunity to have known William. Thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

Ann Streckfus
   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
Bill and Bob, I am so terribly sad. Bill was the most genuine, kind person and so well loved by everyone. I will never forget the kindness and consideration he showed to my mother for so many years, and I will miss seeing his smiling face. Prayers to his family.

Robert Cole
   Posted Wed December 05, 2018
William was a genteel, funny, wonderful human being and a pleasure to work with. He will be sorely missed by his friends, family, and co-workers alike.

I mourn his loss, and my condolences and thoughts go with all of you.

Denny and Gerry
   Posted Wed December 05, 2018
Bobby - Our hearts are with you at this time. We are so sad about Billy's passing. He was such a genuine, honest, and caring friend, partner, and son. His smiling face in the posted photo captures his positive and gentle spirit. May you find comfort and peace in all the lives he touched, including our own. We are with you in grief and love.

   Posted Wed December 05, 2018
I am very sorry for this loss. I will miss talking to him at work. He was a very nice man, and I'm sorry we only knew each other for such a short time. He was someone everyone could get along with.

Sheila Fryman
   Posted Wed December 05, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of William’s passing. I loved my visits with him and looked forward to talking about his travels. Such a wonderful man. Always smiling and laughing. I truly enjoyed knowing him. We will so miss him. RIP friend.

Sheila and Keith Winders
   Posted Wed December 05, 2018
Bill was one of a kind. He always opened and closed the car door for me. Such a gentleman. He was kind and caring and a good sport. Would play euchre with us although he’d rather not, but knew we needed a 4th...partner for Bobby. Such fun we had with dinner and cards with them. We will surely miss those times. With Bill’s love for sports, music, his talent for singing and whipping yarn into something beautiful, this gentle, caring man will be greatly missed. Our heart goes out to you, Bobby, who will miss him most of all.

susan coatney wright
   Posted Thu December 06, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. I saw William in October and he looked great. So glad we got a small class picture with him in it.

Dennis Saulman
   Posted Thu December 06, 2018

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Dennis .

Scott Jones
   Posted Thu December 06, 2018

GARDEN PATH was sent by Scott Jones.

With deepest sympathy,
God bless,
Scott Jones

Bob and Freddie
   Posted Thu December 06, 2018
Billy was such a devoted friend. His Southern manners charmed everyone who knew him. Billy was our friend for so many years, and when Bob came into his life, we saw the two of them become one beautiful couple. Billy and Bob, we enjoyed sharing their visits to Palm Springs and Cape Cod. We are so sorry for your loss, and extend our sincere condolences to his family and his partner, Bob. Billy, your voice will be with me always.

Lytha Williams Hart
   Posted Thu December 06, 2018
My sincere condolences to Charlie and his family. I am sorry I won't be able to be there . My prayers are with you. William has always had a special place in my heart since he was a little boy. He will surely be missed. RIP WILLIAM!!

Helen jordan
   Posted Fri December 07, 2018
Bill Bean I will miss you very much....you were a great listener with good advice...your love and kindness will be missed...always !... We both agreed and believe in heaven so I am most positive I will see you again one sweet day. Love you, Helen

Bob and Denise Andresen
   Posted Sat December 08, 2018
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. Sorry you lost your love.

JoEtta Yeary Macera
   Posted Sat December 08, 2018
William even on the most exasperated days you were a beacon of light. You always had a smile. You are the light and smile that will forever be missed; yet remembered every time you come to thought. It was my pleasure and privileage to call you my friend.

Ann Spalding
   Posted Sun December 09, 2018
I’ll never forget William’s beautiful smile. RIP old friend.

Suzanne Parker
   Posted Thu December 13, 2018
I am so sorry for the family and his companion, Robert Straw. William was a wonderful person.

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