William Hershel Rivers, 85, of Westville, Passed away on Saturday October 24th, 2015, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. William was born on March 16th, 1930 to Clifford and Mary (Presslor) Rivers. On August 26th, 1951 he married Joan Lamar, she preceeded him in death. Survivors inclund his children; Rickey (Debbie) Rivers, Jeffrey A. Rivers, Timothy R. (Bridgette) Rivers, Rebecca (Greg) Samet, and Penny Rivers. William was preceeded in death by his parents Clifford and Mary, his wife Joan, and 9 brothers and sisters.
William loved to work and spent many years mixing, and laying concrete. He was especially proud of his vegetable garden where his onions and cabbage were some of the biggest around. He heated his house with firewood, and was always on the look-out for land that needed a tree cut. He meet many new friends by just chopping wood.
Per his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. Graveside services with Military Honors by American Legion Post 210 will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at Danville National Cemetery.
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