William H. \nStickles, 82, went home to be with his Lord and \nSavior December 31, 2022.\n\nA native of Minneapolis, Minnesota; son of the late \nWilliam T. and Helen St. John Stickles, he was a \n20-year United States Navy Veteran. While in the \nNavy, Mr. Stickles served as an aircraft electrician \naboard the USS America and at the US Naval Test \nCenter Flight Deck and retired as a Chief Warrant \nOfficer. Upon retirement from the Navy, he graduated \nfrom Old Dominion University where he received a BS \nin Accounting and Business Administration. He worked \nat Carbis Walker, LLP, a CPA firm in Butler, \nPennsylvania and attended the University of \nPittsburgh to obtain his MBA degree. In addition to \nworking as an accountant, he also worked as a \nController for some companies and owned a Subway \nrestaurant. He was a long-time member of the First \nBaptist Church in Butler, Pennsylvania, where he \nalso served as a schoolboard treasurer for their \nschool for many years. He enjoyed gardening, sports, \nand spending time with his children and \ngrandchildren.\n\nSurviving are his wife, Mary Lee Duster Stickles of \nGreer, SC; two daughters, Dusty Lee Sparrow (Tim) of \nGreer, SC, and Jenny Lee Stickles (Wright) of San \nFrancisco, California; one sister, Anne Cartwright \n(Bob) of Minneapolis, Minnesota; five grandchildren, \nBrittney Woodruff (Justin), Kaylee Sparrow, Lucas \nSparrow, Mackenzie Sparrow, and Louis Yang; and one \ngreat-grandchild, Amaris Woodruff.\n\nFuneral services will be private.\n\nFor those who would like to watch the service, \nWebcasting of the service will be available at \nwww.thewoodmortuary.com <http://www.thewoodmortuary.com/>.\n\nMemorials may be made to First Baptist Christian \nSchool, Butler, Pennsylvania, 221 E New Castle St, \nButler, Pennsylvania 16001.\n\nLocal Arrangements were handled by Thompson-Miller \nFuneral Home, Inc., 124 East North Street, Butler, \nPA 16001. \n\nOnline condolences may be made to \nwww.thewoodmortuary.com <http://www.thewoodmortuary.com/>.