DREYER, WILLIAM (BILL)

William (Bill) Dreyer 1934-2019 William (Bill) Edward Dreyer was born March 21, 1934 to W.F. and Lucile (Evans) Dreyer on the family farm in rural Glenwood. Bill had two older brothers, Don and Fred and two younger sisters, Carol and Ann. The family moved south of Farragut when Bill was a young boy. He attended Maple Grove country school and graduated from Farragut High School in 1951. He married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Shirley Zuck on March 23, 1952, at the Farragut Methodist Church. They made their home on a farm south of Farragut and four sons were welcomed into the family: Dave, Bob, Tim and Scott. Bill and Shirley raised their boys while working side by side on the farm. Bill worked several odd jobs to provide for his family: Railway Express in Hamburg, Raidt Glove factory in Shenandoah, hauling nursery stock for Lake Nursery. He had a corn shelling business with his brother, Fred and he and Fred worked with Dean Wing cutting hedge rows to sell the hedge posts. He spread ag lime for area farmers for several winters which in turn taught his sons to be truck drivers, but his first love was farming! He and Shirley square danced for many years. As they neared retirement, they began to travel south for the winters and Bill found new enjoyment playing table tennis, billiards, tennis and his famous sweet corn business began. Most family vacations were spent fishing in Minnesota. He loved walleye fishing and passed on that love to sons and grandsons. They left the farm in 2004 and built a new home in Shenandoah. He was actively involved at the Senior Center and played cards three days a week. He loved a good card game and did not like to lose! He was a life long member of the Farragut United Methodist Church. Preceding him in death were his beloved wife, Shirley and his parents. Two brothers, Don and Fred and his sister, Carol and a granddaughter, Shelby Grace. Left to honor his memory are his four sons: Dave and Sherri Dreyer of Farragut, Bob and Carolyn Dreyer of Farragut, Tim and Shawna Dreyer of Farragut and Scott and Sara Dreyer of Altoona, his sister Ann and Jim O'Hara of Shenandoah: ten grandchildren, Kent(Venus) Dreyer, Lynsey Dreyer, Alex Dreyer, Cassie (Alex) Garcia, Niclas (Megan) Dreyer, Adam Dreyer, B.J. (Megan) Dreyer, Greg (Katie) Dreyer, Mike (Aubrey) Dreyer and Kelli Dreyer, twelve great-grandchildren and many other family members and friends. Bill will always be remembered as a hardworking farmer, a loving husband and father and a ornery fun-loving grandpa! Celebration of Life Memorial Service was held 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 4, 2019 at the Farragut United Methodist Church with Pastor Carl Phillips as officiant. Visitation with the family was held from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 4, 2019 at the Farragut United Methodist Church. At the memorial register was Sarah Hoffman. The ushers were Gordon Manchester and Byron Stoner. Songs of comfort were "In The Garden", "Amazing Grace", "All Good Gifts" and "How Great Thou Art." The vocalist were Cassie Garcia and Katie Dreyer with Megan Dreyer as pianist. The recorded song was "Well Done" by The Afters. The honorary urn bearers were all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Burial of cremains was held at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah. Memorials may be directed to the Farragut United Methodist Church. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.hackettlivingston.com. Services entrusted to Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home.

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