William Wallace "Bill" Humphreys

William Wallace "Bill" Humphreys, 85, of Collinsville, IL, born Tuesday, December 2, 1924, in Hickman County, Kentucky, died Thursday, December 17, 2009 at Eden Village in Glen Carbon, IL.

Mr. Humphreys worked as a maintenance supervisor for Union Electric for 43 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Fairview Heights, a graduate of Ranken Technical School and an avid woodworker.

He is preceded in death by:

  • Wife: Jeanette F. nee Pillow Humphreys
  • Parents: William L. and Willie E. nee Green Humphreys
  • Sister: Modean Hancock
  • Son-in-Law: Rex Wright
He is survived by:
  • Daughters
    • Janice E. (Branden) Schaefer of Collinsville, IL
    • Beth Wright of Collinsville, IL
    • Laura (Fred) Grueber of Collinsville, IL
  • Grandchildren
    • Christopher Schaefer
    • Heather Schaefer
    • Jonathan Wright
    • Jordan Wright
    • Josie Wright
    • Amy (Stephen) Ogunjobi
    • Sara Grueber
    • Haley Grueber
  • Sisters
    • Anna Mae Youker of West Lafayette, OH
    • Betty Sellars of Colleyville, TX
  • Numerous Nieces, Nephews and Cousins
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Wright Education Fund c/o Beth Wright.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 P.M., Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at the Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL and from 10 to 11 A.M., Wednesday, December 23 at First Baptist Church in Fairview Heights, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at First Baptist Church in Fairview Heights, with Rev. Charley Westbrook officiating. Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.