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William Leslie Chisler

William Leslie Chisler, 73, of Elk Creek, Missouri, entered the kingdom of Heaven on Monday, December 6, 2010, at his home.

He was born on August 24, 1937 in Alliance, Ohio, the son of Jesse and Myrtle (Hiltabidle) Chisler.

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

Bill enjoyed restoring T-Birds, fishing, traveling and wood working. He was a member of Souls Harbor Church in Houston, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by a son, Billy.

Bill is survived by his beloved wife, Karen; his children, Jesse Chisler, Jody Farmer, Larry Chisler and Crystal Chisler, all from California; his stepchildren, Dwayne Bradford of Texas, Barbara Bradford of Colorado and Dave Bradford of Missouri; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and his brothers, Denny Chisler and Walter Chisler of Phoenix, Arizona.

He will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him.

Visitation will be from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Thursday, December 9, 2010, at the funeral home chapel. Services will be at 4:00 p.m. in the chapel with Pastor Cordie Wimberley officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date at Lakewood Memorial Park in Hughson, California.

Arrangements were under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool, Missouri. Online condolences may be made at

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