William N. Stapleton Sr. (Bill), 75, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at the Georgia War Veterans Home, Milledgeville, GA. Mr. Stapleton was born November 11, 1941, in Augusta, GA, the son of the late William Augustus Stapleton and Pauline Elizabeth Tarver. He was a graduate of Richmond Academy and attended the University of South Carolina. He was retired from the GA Department of Labor where he served veterans in finding job placement. Mr. Stapleton was a veteran of the US Air Force serving during Vietnam and of the US Navy serving in Desert Storm. He was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Milledgeville. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sylvia Richardson Stapleton of Juliette, two sons, William N. Stapleton Jr. (Jill) of Forsyth and Jonathan M. Stapleton (Tony Kight) of Macon, and sister, Julie S. Johnson (Traylor) of Martinez. He is also survived by his granddaughters, Sydney and Emerson Stapleton of Forsyth. Graveside services will be held Monday, February 20, 2017, at 1:00 pm at the Forsyth City Cemetery, Forsyth, GA. Chaplain Peter Gibson will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the veteran’s organization of your choice or the American Cancer Society, 804 Cherry Street, Macon, GA 31201. Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements.