William Glessner Paull, D.V.M., 77, passed away on December 30 at home. Bill (“Doc”) was known to many as a hard-working veterinarian who positively impacted numerous people. Bill was born on April 4, 1940 and raised in Wheeling, WV as the son of William and Kathryn (Foulk) Paull.
He graduated from The Linsly School in Wheeling and then majored in Agriculture at West Virginia University.
Upon graduation Bill ran a family farm in Wheeling until moving to Columbus to attend The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine from which he graduated in 1971 and served on staff as an ambulatory veterinarian. Doc went on to be the veterinarian at Hill Farms in Hilliard, OH and was a preeminent practitioner in the Standardbred horse industry.
In addition to serving as the track veterinarian at Scioto Downs for many years, Bill managed a private equine practice.
In 1986 Bill, and his wife of 41 years, Barbara, bought 65 acres in southern Delaware County and established Timber Rock Farm, which served as one of the leading equine reproductive and boarding centers in Ohio.
Bill loved being outside and on a tractor and worked tirelessly to maintain his beautiful property and care for the countless horses that he treated over the years. Bill and Barbara were also the proud owners of many outstanding race horses.
Bill loved to go on wonderful vacations with his family, including a trip to Alaska and many memorable ski vacations out West. One of the fondest memories of him was his love of walks, particularly with his Golden Retriever, Ollie.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Kathryn, stepfather, Henry Mazer and sister, Kathe Hitt.
Bill is survived by his wife, Barbara (Beach), daughter, Mary Hardgrove (Jeff), son, William (Leslie), son, Steven (Melissa), son, John (Rebecca), five grandsons, (Quintin, Mackenzie, Devin, William, and Ben), three granddaughters, (Sarah, Madeline, and Katherine), and brothers, Lee (June) and Thomas (Penny).
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rutherford Funeral Home, 450 West Olentangy Street in Powell on Monday, January 8, 2018.
A celebration of life service will follow at 1 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bill’s beloved alma mater, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine vet.osu.edu/vmc/about-us/enhancement-and-expansion).
Condolences to www. rutherfordfuneralhome.com.