William Allen Strous was born March 6, 1938, in Bethesda, a son of the late Earl (Sam) Strous and Jessie Alberta (Bert) Strous.
Bill retired from the United States Air Force after serving over 20 years on July 1, 1976, and from Box USA, Inc., Bethesda, on Oct. 1, 1999. He was a member of the Barnesville First United Methodist Church, Barnesville Sons of the American Legion Squadron 168 and Barnesville Kiwanis Club. Bill was a LIFE MEMBER of the following organizations: Barnesville VFW Post 2792, American Legion Post 168, Barnesville Disabled American Veterans Chapter 121, Air Force Sergeants Association, The Retired Enlisted Association, and the American Military Society. He was a Past Commander of the Belmont County Council of the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 121. Bill was Barnesville Citizen of the Year 2019.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Marcela Vidal Strous; stepson, Florentino Pena; great-granddaughter, Claudia Malong; a brother, Gary Strous; and a brother-in-law, Dale Hendershot.
Bill is survived by a sister, Sharon Hendershot; brother, Richard Strous; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was held Thursday, June 25, 2020, at Ebenezer Cemetery, with the Rev. Tom Detling officiating. Care has been entrusted to Campbell- Plumly- Milburn Funeral Home, 319 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville, OH.