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William Childers

William Dean "Bill" Childers

Tuesday, September 27th, 1927 - Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
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Obituary

William Dean “Bill” Childers of Rogersville, Missouri passed away at 3:23 am Tuesday morning, January 7, 2020 in Cox South Medical Center at the age of 92.

Bill was born on September 27, 1927 in Springfield, Missouri to Lawrence and Clara (Green) Childers.

He attended school in Springfield and Ozark, Missouri. Bill was a World War II veteran who served as Military Police at Camp Bowie in Texas. He received a Victory Medal and Army of Occupation Medal Japan for his service.

Bill married Delores Metheny who he met at the Tik Tok Café in Rockford, Illinois. Delores and Bill were married for seventy years and had three children. Bill had a career in sales and production services. He was a training specialist for Royal Typewriter teaching classes all over the United States. Bill was a prolific song writer who wrote 62 songs, published a book, and was worship leader in his church for over 40 years.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Clara Childers; brothers, James, John, Lawrence, Jr., and Joe; and a sister, Jewell.

He is survived by his wife, Delores; a sister, Betty Lancaster; his children, Jill Wheeler and her husband Perky, Stephen Childers and his wife Tammy and Cynthia Fernandez. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Christopher Childers and his wife Stefanie and Kyle Fernandez; his great grandchildren, Kirk Childers, Nick Childers, Juliet Hickey, Justin Hickey, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Friday, January 10, 2020 at Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home, 500 E. Walnut Street in Springfield, Missouri with Reverend Timothy Lung officiating. Burial will follow at Holland Cemetery in Rogersville, Missouri where full Military Honors will follow the committal service.

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Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, January 10th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Friday, January 10th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home
    Address
    500 E. Walnut Street
    SPRINGFIELD, MO 65806
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  • Interment

    Location
    Holland Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available
    Rogersville, MO 65742
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    From Springfield, Missouri, go East on Highway 60 to Highway 125. Go South on 125 about 1/4 of a mile and the cemetery sits on left hand side of the road.

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RONALD GANNON

Posted at 06:27pm
I SAT BEHIND BILL AND DELORES EVERY SUNDAY IN CHURCH AND ATTENDED SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES WITH THEM...
BILL ALWAYS SHARED HIS LIFE EXPERIENCES WITH ME AND WE HAD LOT'S OF TALKS ABOUT HIS FAMILY , THAT HE LOVED SOO MUCH... I NEVER MET A MAN SO POSITIVE ABOUT HIS SALVATION AND AM LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING HIM AGAIN...IN THE NOT TOO DISTANT FUTURE....GOD BE WITH ALL THE FAMILY AS THEY GO THRU THE SEPARATION EXPERIENCE....GOD LOVE YOU AND SO DO I....RON GANNON
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