William R. Sevier, 87, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010  at River Oaks Health Campus in Princeton after a very courageous battle with cancer.  

Bill was born on Dec. 7, 1923 to William and Mae (Schlottman) Sevier.

Bill was a resident of Somerville for 63 years and owner of Deeís Antiques.  He retired from Gibson County Weights and Measures after 31 years of service.  He was a member of Saint Bernard Catholic Church.  He was also a member of the Scottish Rite of Evansville, Hadi Shrine, Oakland City Masonic Lodge for 50 years, Evansville Eagles, Somerville American Legion, president of the Association of Weights and Measures, and vice-president of the National Association of Weights and Measures,

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Janet Sevier of Fort Branch; daughter, Kathy Hoffman of Huntingburg; seven grandchildren, Tammy Meny, Jeff Sevier, Tracy Gunn, Steve Sevier, Bill Hoffman, Bridget Schneider, Blane Hoffman; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his  parents; wife, Delores Sevier in 1987; son-in-law, Glenn Hoffman in 2009; and five sisters, Opal, Tessie and Freida Sevier, Uleta Keene and Juanita Stone.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 24, 2010 at Saint Bernard Catholic Church, with Father Tony Ernst as the celebrant.  Burial will be in the church cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday at Corn-Colvin Funeral Home in Oakland City where a rosary will be prayed at 8 p.m. on Thursday.

 The family would like to thank Dr. Larry Lutz and the wonderful staff of River Oaks, Wendy and the VNA Hospice for the excellent care Bill received over the last months.

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