Bill was a 1959 graduate of Dupo High School. He attended Belleville Area College and began his career at Monsanto Corporation in Sauget, IL, where he worked as an accountant for 17 years. For the last 35 years, Bill has been a landlord in the Belleville area. He enjoyed golfing and did so whenever he could.
He was preceded in death by a son, Mitchell W. Faries; a daughter, Laura S. Schmiedeke; his parents, Roswell and Ruth, nee Grable, Faries; three sisters, Evyonne Faries, Gina (Carrol) Adams, Barbara (Elmer) Berghoefer; maternal and paternal grandparents; and a niece, Carla J. Berghoefer.
Surviving are a son, Gregory A. Faries of Belleville, IL;
a grandson, Dustin J. Faries of Belleville, IL;
a granddaughter, Layla C. Schmiedeke of St. Peters, MO;
a nephew, Jeff Adams;
Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, August 26, 2021, at George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Standard CDC guidelines will be followed, including masks and social distancing.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 26, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Michelle Torigian officiating.
Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Belleville, IL.