William “Bill” W. Burby, 81, beloved husband, father, grandpa and friend met his Lord face to face on Monday morning, December 18, 2017.
He was born February 21, 1936 in Pittsburgh, Pa., and came to know his Savior at the age of 38. Bill’s greatest desire was that others would know Jesus as their personal Savior. He was a pastor at Grace Polaris Church, Columbus, Ohio (Mike Yoder, lead pastor) for 27 years until he retired in 2007.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Joan; and his children, Rick (Susan) Burby, Tracy (John) Rettstatt, Kelly Burby, and Kary (Jim) Barnes; sister, Mary Lou (Joe) Reda; and eight grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister, brother and granddaughter.
A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at the Worship Center at Grace Polaris Church, 8225 Worthington Galena Road, Westerville, Ohio on December 27 at 12:00 with visitation 2 hours prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Grace Polaris Church or Worthington Christian School.