William Gene “Bill” DeClue


    William Gene “Bill” DeClue of Sullivan, Missouri was born in Carmine, Illinois on March 17, 1950 to Evan and Maggie (Heads) DeClue and passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at the age of 70 years.


    As a young boy, he and his family moved to California, before he returned to Missouri.
    Known as “Wild Bill,” he lived a colorful life, but had a heart of gold. He found his home with good friends, Jr. Stroup and Carolyn. He had many special experiences with them and made many fond memories with them through the years. Bill especially enjoyed hunting trips to Colorado with Woody and Chris. He was a true patriot and loved the American flag. Bill loved the holidays, especially Christmas time. He also enjoyed dancing and listening to the oldies.
    Bill loved to attend church at both Pea Ridge Holiness Church and Reedville Baptist Church.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Evan and Maggie DeClue; six siblings, Mary Ruth Boyster, Tommy DeClue, James DeClue, Stevie DeClue, Donald DeClue and Margie DeClue; and special friend, Jr. Stroup.
    He is survived by seven siblings, Clarence DeClue and wife Sharon of Bourbon, Missouri, David DeClue and wife Ladonna of Potosi, Missouri, Debbie Gloriod of Richwoods, Missouri, Davey Simmons of California, Kathy DeClue and Beverly Ball of Bourbon, Missouri and Timothy Simmons of California; special cousins and caregivers, Carolyn Stroup of Sullivan, Missouri and Chris and Carrie Stroup of Sullivan, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 10- 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
    Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor John Limberopoulos officiating.
    Burial followed in the Reedville Cemetery.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Sullivan, Missouri.  

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