William D. Scott, age 88 of Greenville, passed away peacefully at 4:00 PM Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at his home.
Funeral services 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 26, 2020 at the Donnell – Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Tyson Graber officiating. Interment will follow in Reno Bethel Cemetery, Reno, Illinois. Visitation will be held an hour prior, 10:00 a.m. Monday at the Donnell – Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Memorials are suggested to the Reno Bethel Cemetery.
Bill was the son of Cicero Orin and Hattie Bell (Brown) Scott. He was born in Reno, IL on July 5, 1932. He grew up in Reno and at the age of 16 moved to Greenville. He worked for Ross Edwards Chevrolet, Anthony’s John Deere, and then moved to Waverly to work for General Telephone. He returned to Greenville in his early twenties, rented a building on Harris Avenue, and started Scott’s Body Shop. The business grew and in the early 60’s he purchased a building on South Fourth Street. In 1973, Scott’s Body Shop became Scott’s Package Store. He owned and operated the store until 1985. During a short retirement, he restored Chevy cars and played his guitar. In the 90’s he served on the Reno Bethel Cemetery Board and was appointed to the Bond County Board. In 1993, he was elected Highway Commissioner of Central Township and he served in that position for 16 years. In retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, including his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Along with restoring Chevy cars and playing music.
Bill always said he had a very good life, filled with many memories of the times spent and shared with family and friends.
Bill was married to Rosemary Wodtke in 1951 and they later divorced. Bill married Shirley Sheeley in 1967 and they later divorced. On September 1, 2000 Bill and Sandra Griffith (Hartsock) were united in marriage. They have enjoyed over 30 years together.
Surviving include his wife, Sandra, son Mike Scott of Greenville, daughter Kathy (Steve) Kapp of Greenville, step-daughter Dara Griffith of Chicago, step-son Dustin (Laurie) Griffith of Fenton, MO, granddaughter Shonda (Scott) Barber, grandson William M. (Aubrie) Scott, granddaughter Chelsey Scott, grandson Stephen Kapp, granddaughter Kristle Kapp, step-granddaughter Jordan Griffith, and step-grandson Brayden Griffith.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Francis L. Scott, Dean O. Scott, Everett H. Scott, a brother and sister in infancy and daughter-in-law Donna Scott.
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