William Everett Eisele passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at Majestic Care of Middletown Extended Care facility, after a prolonged illness. “Billy” was born in Middletown, Ohio to William R. Eisele and Peggy (Trimble) Eisele on October 1, 1952. He was preceded in death by his father, brother-in-law, Steve Oliver and step-father, James E. West. Billy is survived by his mother, Peggy Eisele-West; sister, Linda (Bob) Oliver-Steele; niece, Amy (Ryan) Oliver; numerous cousins, extended family members and many friends. Billy was a 1971 Lemon Monroe High School graduate, and was an active member in the marching band. He was also a very accomplished pianist who had worked in collaboration with such names as Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Vincent Price, Chick Corea and 1978 Miss America Susan Perkins. During the Vietnam War, Billy was the leader of an Army show band stationed in Frankfurt Germany. After he was discharged from the Army, Billy was a regular entertainer in many of Dayton’s Oregon District musical venues. In addition, Billy was the keyboard player for the 50’s Revue band Sha-Boom, co-hosted the Gerri Hart radio program, composed musical scores for the Phyllis Dweese Academy of Dance, was the co-owner of Klavier Audio Arts recording studio and taught piano for many years. Billy also loved the outdoors, loved to hike and ride his bicycle all over Middletown and beyond until he became ill. His outdoor claim to fame was hiking the Appalachian Trail, or at least part of it! Billy touched the lives of many people in many places. He will be sorely missed by all. Visitation will be on Friday, March 25, 2022 from 10:30 am – 11:30 am at Baker-Stevens-Parramore Funeral Home 6850 Roosevelt Avenue, Middletown 45005, with Funeral Services to follow at 11:30 am with Rev. John Birch officiating. Burial will follow at North Monroe Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to: Animal Friends Humane Society at 1820 Princeton Road Hamilton, OH 45011. Condolences may be sent to www.bakerstevensparramore.com.
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