William “Bill” Lewis Haywood

November 2, 1935 - March 13, 2023
William “Bill” Lewis Haywood

William (Bill) Lewis Haywood, Sr. passed away peacefully at home on March 13, 2023 with his family by his side.  William was born November 2, 1935, in Columbus, Georgia, to his parents, Martha Corrine and William Henry Haywood.  

William grew up in rural Georgia and later relocated to Barberton, Ohio.  After graduating from Barberton High School, William enlisted in the Ohio Army National Guard where he served from September 12, 1955, to September 11, 1963, obtaining the rank of Sgt 1st Class in the 137th Armor Co.  On September 5,1959, he married his wife Nancy E. Carpenter, and together they shared 63 years of marriage.

William spent over 40 years in the ceramic industry working all over the country, including The Ohio Brass Company in Barberton, Ohio, Coors Porcelain in Denver, Colorado,Diamonite Products in Shreve, Ohio, Ferro Porcelain in East Liverpool, Ohio, Superior Technical Ceramics in St. Albans, Vermont, and finally Homer Laughlin China Company, Newell, West Virginia, where he retired after 24 years as a Ceramic Engineer and foreman of his department. William enjoyed many hobbies, including hunting, fishing, gardening, wine making, and taxidermy.  William had many passions, however, his true devotion was to his family.

William is survived by: his wife at home, Nancy; a son, William Jr. (Dorothy) Haywood; daughters: Tracy Haywood, Jennifer (Wesley) Smith, and Rachel (Dave) Ulbright; 7 grandchildren: Shawn McClellan, Samantha, Jake, Josh, and Zach Smith, and Hunter and Katie Ulbright; a brother, Pat (Barbara) Haywood; and half sister, Cindy (Glenn) McElroy.

William was preceded in death by: his parents; brother, Jerry Haywood, and grandson, Kyle Smith.

Public visitation will take place on Friday, March 17, 2023 from 3PM-5PM at Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists- Martin Chapel, in Calcutta . The Tri-State Burial Group will be present to afford full military honors.  A private family funeral will be held after.

Visiting Hours

Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists- Martin Chapel - Directions
Calcutta- OH
  • Friday, March 17, 2023
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Private Family Service


Friday, March 17, 2023
5:00 PM

Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists – Martin Chapel - Directions
15872 St. Clair Ave
East Liverpool, OH 43920

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  • March 16, 2023
    Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum says:
    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of William Lewis Haywood Sr., give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army National Guard Veteran, William Lewis Haywood Sr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  • March 16, 2023
    Melanie Czoka lit a candle:
    Lit since March 16, 2023 at 3:37:07 AM

  • March 15, 2023
    Amber Wade says:
    Tracy, I am sorry for your loss of your dad.

  • March 15, 2023
    Joshua Smith lit a candle:
    Lit since March 15, 2023 at 3:40:29 PM