William Chisler

William Leslie Chisler, 73, of Elk Creek, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at his home.

He was born Aug. 24, 1937, in Alliance, Ohio, son of Jesse and Myrtle Hiltabidle Chisler.

He lived in Ohio until the age of 14 before moving to Phoenix, where he met his first wife, Nanci Shannon. They moved to California, where they raised their five children. While living there, he worked and retired from Gallo Winery after 26 years.

He enjoyed restoring T-birds, fishing, traveling and wood working. He was a member of Souls Harbor Family Worship.

He was proceeded in death by a son, Billy Chisler.

Survivors include his wife, Karen; four children, Jesse Chisler, Jody Farmer, Larry Chisler and Crystal Chisler of California; three stepchildren, Dwayne Bradford of Texas, Barbara Bradford of Colorado and Dave Bradford of Missouri; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Denny Chisler and Walter Chisler of Phoenix, Ariz.

Services are 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Cordie Wimberley officiating. Visitation is 3-4 p.m. Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Park in Hughson, Calif.

Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.

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