Bill grew up in Elk City, KS and graduated from high school there. He was united in marriage to Karen Ann Furnas on July 28, 1957. The couple moved to Iola, KS in 1964 where Bill worked for Layton Oil Company for 22 years, Carmel Energy 20 years, and an additional 12 years for Dennison’s. He was an active, faithful member of Iola Baptist Temple for 39 years, serving as a trustee, taught children’s church, and lead the youth department for many years.
In 2007 he and Karen moved to Nevada, MO where they joined the Bible Baptist Church and served faithfully as head usher until his passing. Bill was a hard worker throughout his life. He farmed for his dad driving the tractor from the age of six. For the past eleven years he has enjoyed raising a large garden. His greatest joy was serving the Lord and his family.
In addition to his wife Karen, he is survived by four children, Sue Mahloch (Gary) Nevada, Sandra Garver (Alan), Monett, Billy Sailor, Ft. Scott, and Judy Logan (Tom), Wichita, KS; seven grandchildren, Amanda Bourassa, Terry Logan, Bryan Garver, Wendy Pyle, Andrea Fowler, Kelsey Bentley, Justin Logan; 20 great-grandchildren, Brittany Garver, Emily Bourassa, Blaine Garver, Colby Bourassa, Hunter Bentley, Hannah Pyle, Nathan Pyle, Noah Logan, Hayden Bentley, Naomi Pyle, Eli Logan, Braxton Garver, Caleb Pyle, Dakota Fowler, Bryer Garver, Jackson Bentley, Jason Bentley, Mylah Garver, Adelyne Logan, and Michael Logan.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the Bible Baptist Church in Nevada with Pastor Jerry Pyle officiating. Interment will follow in Click Cemetery. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.
Memorials are suggested in his memory to Tri-Valley Development Center in Ft. Scott, KS c/o Ferry Funeral Home.