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William Stephen “Bill” Shultz, 74, a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many, of Charles Town, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at his residence while under the care of his loving family and Hospice of the Panhandle.

Bill was born in Haymarket, Virginia on October 8, 1945. He was the son of the late Richard Stephen Shultz and Norma Jean (Heskett).

Bill met the love of his life, Lana (Marcus) Shultz, while attending Shepherd College. The two instantly felt the attraction. They married and have spent the last 53 years together. Their love was an exceptionally strong bond.

In addition to his loving wife Lana, Bill is survived by his sons: William S. “Stevie” Shultz and Brandi, Christopher B. “Cricky” Shultz and Michele and Charles C. “Chaz” Shultz and April. He absolutely adored his grandchildren: William S. “Will” Shultz III, Riley Shultz, Zachary Stehney, Charlie Shultz, Braylon Shultz and Brinley Shultz. Bill is survived by his sisters: Mary Lou Seekford and Marjorie Wallace and his brother Richard Shultz and wife Grace.  Also surviving are brother-in-law: Ronald “Ronnie” Marcus and Robin, sister-in-law: Karen Marcus Lack, sister-in-law: Judy Marcus and his mother-in-law: Scottie Marcus. He is survived by his best friend and “partner in crime” Donald Noland and wife Patsy and family, as well as, some very special friends Leslie Twyman and Iris Ann Custer. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters: Nora Lee Morgan and Edith Winston and his brother-in-law: Terry Marcus.

William served his country in the United States Army. He was a 1st air RTO Operator during Vietnam.

He graduated from Osbourn High School in Manassas, VA and Shepherd College with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting.

For more than 40 years, Bill was a Real Estate broker, having owned and operated Shultz Realty in Jefferson County.

He attended Charles Town Presbyterian Church in Charles Town.

Bill had been the past president of the Jefferson County Cotillion Club and a member of the Jefferson County Kiwanis Club.

Bill was an outdoorsman. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and cherished that time with his boys at their cabin.

In his spare time, Bill was very talented at woodworking, especially hand hewn bowls. Everything he made was by hand. He never used power tools for any of his projects. His talent led him to construct miniature wooden barns for his grandsons and an American doll tree house for his granddaughter.

Bill loved to dance and could be seen all over the dance floor, especially if Whitney Houston was playing.

A celebration of life will be planned at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Bill’s name to Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV 25430. They have been a blessing to the family in Bill’s final days.

Please view his obituary and sign the online guest registry at



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