William Monroe Wetzel

March 27, 1941 - January 13, 2022

William Monroe Wetzel

March 27, 1941 - January 13, 2022


“Willie” was born and raised in Daytona Beach Florida to the parents of Frank James and Mary Bena Wetzel where he graduated from High School. He then enlisted in the Army and later into the Navy. He honorably served his country for 8 years with time spent in Vietnam earning Campaign and Service Medals along with the Commendation Ribbon and the National Defense Service Medal.


His work career took him into the field of aviation as a FAA licensed mechanic working for several different aviation companies. In 1985 he took a job in Tulsa working for American Airlines where he worked as a mechanic and later as an aircraft inspector until his retirement in 2007.


“Willie” was a long time member of St. James Methodist Church where he spent time as a church usher, helping out with church maintenance and volunteering with donations to the local Food Bank.


He enjoyed both metal detecting and the many friends he came to know with this hobby. He was a Life Time Member of The Three Forks Treasure Hunters Club and also a member of Indian Territory Treasure Hunters Club for over 36 years where he was actively involved in sponsoring many children with the “Christmas Stockings Project” for Oaks Indian School.


He was a very generous man who leaves behind many cherished memories for all who knew him


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8 responses to William Monroe Wetzel

  1. Uncle Monroe loved to travel, New Zealand and Hawaii were his favourites. He had a good heart and always kept in touch. I am sorry to learn he has passed away. He is now reunited with his parents, brother Frank, and sisters Lecetta and Mariam. RIP Uncle Monroe.

  2. Lance Thomas says:

    I’m so sorry to find out that my good friend Willie has passed away he would often call me just to talk Sometimes about nothing and other time about his time with us in New Zealand He will always be remembered Love you Willie 

  3. Carol A Pope says:

    Willie was like an Uncle to me. I met him when I was 12 years old,1972, in Louisiana. When we moved he always stayed inn touch. I did not get to see him often, but enjoyed my phone calls. In 2016 he came to Florida and spent time with me, and met my grandkids and kids. I will always miss you and I think of you often. I know you have been with the Lord for a while, I just didn’t want to say bye so I have avoided this letter. Love you Willie and I will see you again someday when I come to see our Lord.

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