William Stanley "Bill" Naylor, 70, of Natoma, Kansas, died on Sunday, November 15, 2015, at his home in Natoma.
Bill was born on March 26, 1945, in Russell, Kansas, the son of Alfred W. and Ruby A. (Clark) Naylor. He grew up on the family farm just East of Natoma and attended Natoma Public Schools. He graduated from Natoma High School in the class of 1963. After high school he studied music and attended Ft. Hays State University for a year. He was good at working with his hands and developed his skills working in the auto paint and body industry. He lived in several places throughout his life such as San Diego, California, Sharon Springs, Kansas and Lucas, Kansas. It was in Lucas that he owned and operated Lucas Paint and Body for many years. He also worked a short in the oil industry as well as farming. He enjoyed farming, boating on lake Wilson, hunting dove and pheasant and especially enjoyed gold prospecting with his brother Larry. Most of all he enjoyed spending time outdoor and with his family.
Surviving family include his brother Larry Naylor of Natoma; sisters Rosalie Schmidtberger of Marion, Kansas, Freda Bauer of San Diego, California and JoAn Hale and husband Alan of Norton, Kansas; and 9 Nieces and Nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, infant sister and 1 nephew.
A memorial service to celebrate Bill's life will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, November19, 2015, at the Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary in Russell, Kansas with Alan Hale officiating. Cremation has preceded the service and burial of the ashes will take place at a later time. Visitation will be from 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at the mortuary with family present to greet guests from 6 P.M. to 7 P.M. Wednesday evening. Memorials may be given to the Natoma Public School and sent in care of the mortuary. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.