Wallis Wayne "W.W." Dees, 74, of Huron, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2008, in Lutheran Memorial Home,Sandusky.
He was born April 2, 1933, in Baldwyn, Miss. He retired from Ford Motor Company in Lorain after 30 years; he was a union steward for 17 years. He was a moderator of the Northern Ohio Baptist Association, and was also involved as a Deacon and Lay preacher in many area churches. He was Vice President of the Northern Ohio Rural Water and a board member of the Erie County Zoning Commission for many years. He umpired men's softball and especially enjoyed umpiring girls Little League. His many hobbies included fishing, gardening, and crafts. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and attending all of their sporting events. He was a lifelong Huron Tigers fan.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Doris N. "Dot" Dees of Huron; a daughter, Anne (Rich) Wadsworth of Sandusky; four sons, Larry (Deanna) Dees of Mobile, Ala., Paul (Colletta) Dees of Huron, Billy Joe (Linda) Dees of Huron, and Teddy (Vicki) Dees of Sandusky; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Geneva Prentiss and Jeannette Rickels, of Mississippi; and a brother, Layne (Syble) Dees of Mississippi.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Taylor and Nora Bell (Wallis) Dees; a sister, Lessie Latch; and two brothers, Clovis and Irving Dees.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Foster Funeral Home, 410 Main St., Huron. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at The Chapel, 4444 Galloway Road, Sandusky. Burial will be in Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Chapel Building Fund. Condolences may be sent to fosterfh.com.