William Faries

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William Ray Faries, 79, of Belleville, IL, born October 10, 1941, in East St. Louis, IL, died Friday, August 20, 2021, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

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;
many cousins;
and friends.

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.

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16 Comments on William Faries

Bobbi Candler said : Guest Report Aug 26, 2021 at 8:16 PM

I met Bill through his niece He stepped in and took care of her when his sister passed. He was there every weekend, holiday or event. He was very active in her care. He was dedicated to making sure she lived her best life. He was Uncle Bill to all of us at HSS! My deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

  • Red Bud
  • I’ll
Elijah Roberts said : Guest Report Aug 26, 2021 at 4:24 PM

I’ve recently grown close to Bill and looked up to him as a mentor. I’m still in disbelief over what happened, and am praying for his family and friends. Rest In Peace Bill, you certainly made your mark on this world🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

  • Fairview Heights
  • Illinois
Grover Cheatham said : Guest Report Aug 26, 2021 at 9:15 AM

It was so sad to see Bill go in such a manner as he did. Bill and I were single and got together often and had many good times together, I know how much Bill loved life and was a friend to many. RIP dear friend

  • Arnold
  • Mo
Lori Rensing said : Guest Report Aug 26, 2021 at 8:36 AM

Sending condolence to his family and friends. Such a tragic loss.. Our hearts are broken. Sincerely, Bruce n Lori Rensing.

  • Decaturville
  • TN.
Gary said : Guest Report Aug 26, 2021 at 6:33 AM

Sorry to hear about your loss.

  • Duncanville
  • Tx
Diana and Joe Fahrner said : Guest Report Aug 26, 2021 at 4:29 AM

Had met Bill about 18 Years ago when I started dating my husband. He was definitely a Character and always had a good story to tell. He had a lot of heartache in his life and It seemed he loved to golf and have friends around him. It’s a terribly loss of life and God may he Rest In Peace. Our condolences to his family and friends.

  • Eureka
  • Mo
Jeff Fahrner said : Guest Report Aug 25, 2021 at 9:43 PM

Bill was a dear friend and gentleman. Some of the best memories that I have included attending sporting events with Bill and my Dad. Bill was a great golfer and a joy play with. He always treated my family and I like royalty when he hosted us at the Lake. Bill was as kind and caring a person I’ve ever met. I would consider Bill as one of the best friends I’ve ever had in my life. My condolences to Bill’s family. Rest peacefully my friend.

  • Jackson
  • Missouri
Ken H. said : Guest Report Aug 25, 2021 at 9:08 PM

Played golf with Bill many times over the last 15 years, enjoyed his competitive spirit and camaraderie. So sorry for everyone’s loss.

  • Rocky Mount
  • MO.
Steve Clendenny said : Guest Report Aug 25, 2021 at 5:23 PM

Bill was a close friend for the last several years. Enjoyed our times playing golf and eating out. RIP my friend.

  • O'Fallon
  • Illinois
George Rodriguez said : Guest Report Aug 25, 2021 at 1:30 PM

Not only my landlord but a great friend. When I most needed the help he provided it. Always with a smile and fun conversation. Rest peacefully dear friend.......

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Sandy and Bill Fahrner said : Guest Report Aug 25, 2021 at 6:53 AM

Bill was a dear friend and part of our life for so many years…like part of the family. We have so many good memories of trips to the lake and to Florida over the last 40+ years. Always a planner and a leader. He would do anything for you. He will be greatly missed. RIP dear friend.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Janet Tourville said : Guest Report Aug 24, 2021 at 8:43 PM

Bill was my landlord years ago and was a great man! We also hung out at schatzees a few years ago. I will never forget him. Sorry for your loss!

  • belleville
  • IL
Natalie McHugh said : Guest Report Aug 24, 2021 at 6:38 PM

I am truly sorry to the family. I've known bill for 22 years as my landlord and friend. Love and prayers to all ❤

  • Belleville
  • IL
Paul Vallina said : Guest Report Aug 24, 2021 at 3:32 PM

Bill was a member of the T and T Senior Golf Group for several years and loved the game of golf. He was also an avid sports fan and could be seen at many of the local sports events. We will all miss Bill’s competitive spirit and his company. My condolences to his entire family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
HARVEY said : Guest Report Aug 24, 2021 at 3:20 PM

a good friend with a big heart,and very good golfer,,took many trips with him over the years,,He will be missed by all

  • saint louis
  • missouri
Warren Frank said : Guest Report Aug 24, 2021 at 2:33 PM

Played golf a number of times with Bill with T&T golf. Very sorry for your loss. He will truly be missed.

  • RED BUD
  • IL

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