Heaven took back an angel on January 3, 2014. William Dewayne Reneer passed away at 7:18 PM in the Community North Hospital in Indianapolis, IN after an acute illness.
Bill was born on November 1, 1936 in Gibson County
and lived all his life in Gibson/Pike counties of Indiana.
Preceding him in death were his father, William Eldo Reneer in 1997; his mother,
Ruby Esther (Harvey) in 2008; his youngest brother, Curtis Wayne Reneer in 2001; a wife, Donna Lee (Malcolm) Bailey in 1991;
and a great grandson, Michael Alan Reneer in 1992.
Surviving are 2 sons, Billy Joe Reneer
(friend, Robin) of Princeton, Mark Alan Reneer
(friend, Debbie); 3 daughters, Lisa Michelle Hamilton (Dave), Stacey Lynn
Collins (friend, Russell) of Bristow, IN, Brenda Lee Smith (Matt) of Princeton,
IN; 1 step-son, David Kent Bailey of Oklahoma and 4 step-daughters, Debra Sue
Bailey of Florida, Pamela Kay Bailey of Petersburg, IN, Janice Ann Bailey
(Jake) of Oklahoma and Cynthia Ruth Covington (James) of Texas. The children
are from prior marriages. Also surviving is his wife of 22 years, Helen “Kay”
White; his sister, Marada Willis (Bill) of
Petersburg; and a brother, Herald “Andy” Reneer
(Sherry) of Princeton. Bill also has a multitude of grandchildren and great
Bill has always been a hard worker and good family
man. He worked for 10 years at Miller Pipeline and 40 years for the laborers.
He helped raise 10 kids with his wife, Donna. He was on the Union Volunteer
Fire Department. Bill enjoyed coonhunting and fishing
and “scrapping” metal. He enjoyed “wrestling” on T.V. and the Kentucky
Wildcats. He enjoyed his “Nascar”. He enjoyed his
grandkids. He was a “Joker”. Bill had a passion for “Fords” over any other
vehicle and everybody knew it. If you didn’t drive a “Ford” and you walked into
his house, he would ask you, “Anybody get hurt in that wreck out there?” He was
also known to say, each time he saw you, “Got a minute?” and if you said “yes”
he would say, “Tell me all you know.”
Bill enjoyed spending time with his friends and
neighbors at the Union Store. He considered them “family”. He loved God and he
also enjoyed his church family at Mt. Tabor General Baptist Church. He was a
very special man that touched a lot of our lives and won’t be forgotten. He was
a son, brother, husband and father. He was a grandpa and always will be.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 PM on Friday, January 10, 2014 at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, officiated by Pastor Todd Bryant and Pastor Wayne Rowland. Burial will be at the Union Community Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11 AM until service time on Friday at Colvin Funeral Home.