William Selvey, 73, of Syracuse, Ind., passed away on Feb. 19, 2013, at the IU Goshen Hospital after a brief illness.
He was born on Aug. 16, 1939, in Toledo, Ohio, to Daniel and Alice (Marsh) Selvey. On March 6, 1983, in Syracuse he married Joyce Smith, who survives.
He was a Toledo Police Officer investigating personal injury accidents and was an instructor for the Police Academy before retiring and moving to Syracuse. He joined the Syracuse Police Department and was the police chief before retiring from law enforcement.
He joined his wife operating the Country Mouse until it closed in 2009.
He is survived by his wife: Joyce Selvey, Syracuse; two daughters: Gloria Selvey and Cheryl Henry, Belleville, Ill.; a son: Brad Selvey, Belleville; a stepson: Terry Smith, Syracuse; and two step-grandchildren: Sydney and Sarah Smith, Westfield, Ind.
He was preceded by his mother and stepfather: Alice and Lloyd Reed; his father: Daniel Selvey; and a stepson: Brad Smith.
Calling will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at Eastlund Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. Pastor Brad Cox will officiate the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Rifle Association.