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William Ault
  • Passed away on August 02, 2019

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William Lewis Ault, age 77, passed away Friday, August 2, 2019 at the Willows in Oxford, Florida, with his wife by his side.

Bill was born July 4, 1942 to the late Lewis and Hazel (Shirley) Ault, in Cardington, Ohio.  Bill moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in the late 60’s, where he met his wife, Ruth, in 1974.  They married in November of 1976 when they moved to Mount Dora.

Bill had a great sense of humor and loved helping others.  He was a Route Salesman for Frito-Lay.  When he retired, he worked part-time at Publix, for 10 years.  Then, he volunteered at Waterman Hospital driving a golf cart!  Bill was a member of First United Methodist Church of Mount Dora and enjoyed being an usher for many years.  He also was active in the Mount Dora Lions Club and had perfect attendance for over 19 years, as well as serving two terms as President.  He was a Webelo Leader for his step-son, Rick.  In 1990, he became a member of the Mount Dora Yacht Club and helped at the annual Sailing Regattas.  In addition to helping others and the community, Bill enjoyed working outside in his yard and lakeside.

Bill is survived by his wife of 43 years, Ruth, of Mount Dora; daughters, Lisa Roberts (Bruce) of West Virginia and Lori Ewing of Ohio; step-children, Kim Watts Brown (Scott) of North Carolina and Rick Douglas Watts (Leigh Ann) of Ocala, Florida; siblings, Shirley Groll (Bill), Ed (Kay), Jim (Jeri), Rick (Cathy) and Tina Kuenkele (Bill); grandchildren, Carlie Menson (Justin), Courtney Hagmaeir (Jake), Evan LaChance, Joshua Brown and Albert Watts; and 3 loving great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Service will be held on Saturday, August 10, at 4:30 PM, at the First United Methodist Church of Mount Dora, 439 E. 5th Avenue, Mount Dora, Florida.  Reception immediately following in the Fellowship Hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, www.alz.org

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  1. 13 Aug 2019
    Mary johnson lit a candle:
    Lit since August 13, 2019 at 8:00:05 PM

  2. 09 Aug 2019
    Denise and Larry Pierce says:
    Ruth, Larry and I so very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. We surely enjoyed having him as our neighbor on Sylvan and always loved conversing with him at Publix. Our sympathies are with you.

  3. 06 Aug 2019
    Kathy Keesler lit a candle:
    Lit since August 6, 2019 at 8:34:47 PM

  4. 06 Aug 2019
    Kathy Keesler says:
    Dearest Aunt Ruth - My heart goes out to you, Kim and Rick and I am so sorry for your loss. I had the bestest uncles growing up and you and Uncle BA where so welcoming to me. Always with a smile, or a good laugh. I will keep my memories on those wonderful, fun times and, as he would want, to work on paying it forward.
    With much love, Kathy.

  5. 06 Aug 2019
    Frances Geddes says:
    Dear Ruth, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you deal with this sad part of Life. Remember the happy times. If I can help, do let me know.
    May God bless you and keep you in His care.

  6. 06 Aug 2019
    Yvonne Pruett says:
    Ruth, David and I are so sorry, our prayers are with you and your family. Love to you all

  7. 05 Aug 2019
    Jodie (Priester) Covington says:
    I am so sorry for loss, Ruth. My Deepest Sympathies to you & your family. Bill was such a sweet man, and may he Rest In Peace! May you find comfort in the love you shared and your wonderful life together!! Hugs & prayers! ❤️❤️

  8. 05 Aug 2019
    Joy Atkins says:
    Praying for your precious family. Bill was such a sweet and kind hearted man. He always had a smile for us every Sunday morning. I know Jorge thoroughly enjoyed working with him at Publix as well. He will be missed by all. Please let us know if there is anything that the Atkins family can do for you and your family.

  9. 05 Aug 2019
    MaryEllen Drees says:
    Ruth, my thoughts are with your family. Cherish your memories.

  10. 05 Aug 2019
    Sally Matthews Rexrode says:
    Ruth,
    I am very sorry to hear of your husband's passing. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.

  11. 05 Aug 2019
    Judy More says:
    Dear Ruth and Family, so very sorry to read this sad news. How devoted you have been and am sure he knew
    Of your kind love and support. Tony and send our love and prayers. ❤️

  12. 05 Aug 2019
    Mary Lin Ensley says:
    Ruth, my sincere sympathy to you and your family. I have great memories of times with you and Bill at reunions and specifically our visit in San Francisco. Sending you prayers and love.

  13. 05 Aug 2019
    Melissa Christians says:
    Ruth and family, I am sorry I will be out of town on Saturday but you will be in my thoughts and prayers