William L. Bodine, 86, of Blackwater, passed away December 5, 2012 at his home. He was born April 24, 1926, in King City to Clement Eli Bodine and Ethel Sophie Parsons. On August 12, 1950, he married Marlene Mellor at Indian Creek, MO, who survives of the home. He was a member of the St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Boonville. He was a Navy Veteran serving during WW II. He was a member of the American Legion Post #178 of Slater. He worked as an electrician and plumber in the Blackwater area. Survivors include his wife of the home, two daughters—Rhonda Moore of Columbia, and Kim Landry (Jerry) of Youngsville, LA; five grandchildren—Tyler Moore, Kelley Burns, Morgan Landry, Connor Landry, and Brady Landry; three great-grandchildren—Emma, Andrew, and Reece Burns; one brother—Fred Bodine of Illinois; one sister—Betty Allison of Kansas. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Jerry; six brothers and four sisters. Funeral services for Mr. Bodine were held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pilot Grove with Fr. Phil Kane officiating. Burial was in the Old Lamine Cemetery. Memorials to the Blackwater Senior Center. Funeral services under the direction of the Meisenheimer Funeral Home of Pilot Grove.