He was born on Feb. 12, 1942, in his family home in Marshall, Ill., to Emil and Florence (Miller) Garver, one of 11 children.
Bill married Linda Green on July 25, 1964, at the Clarksville Baptist Church, onto this union three boys were born. They settled in Culver until 1996 and then moved to Argos.
Bill was a science teacher for Culver Community Schools until his retirement in 1997. He had a Master’s in Education and a sense of humor he used to connect with his students. Bill was the master of Dad Jokes and enjoyed being a jokester. He often brought home his live science projects consisting of hamsters, snakes, and whatever other animal needed a home. He was always teaching and even taught Drivers Ed. Bill was the coach for cross country, basketball and track and lent a hand with the golf students. He especially loved his long-time commitment of announcing baseball games for Culver.
He enjoyed playing golf and bowling with friends. Always an active person, he traveled to all 50 states with his wife Linda. He enjoyed train travel and had a knack for tinkering with cars. Bill was a very creative and educated thinker.
The best part of Bill was he was a very kind and thoughtful person, always putting others first.
Throughout his life, he attended the Culver Bible Church, Burr Oak Church of God and the Walnut Church of the Brethren in Argos.
Left to cherish his memories are his wife of almost 55 years, Linda Garver of Argos; his three sons, Matt (Dawn) Garver of Plymouth, John (Gretchen) Garver of Castle Rock, Colo., and Chris (Shawna) Garver of Vienna, Va.; his siblings John (LuAnn) Garver of Rockford, Ill., Bettie Jane Spesard of Paris, Ill., and Donald Garver of Clinton; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends also survive.
Preceding him in death are his parents, siblings Harry Garver, Mary Robinson, Marthell Mercer, Elizabeth Knight, Katherine Carpenter, Imojenan McCarty, and Dorothy Hulfacher; and one grandchild.
The family request that in lieu of flowers donations in Billie’s name be made to the National Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org, as the family enjoyed annual walks for the group.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18, with a visitation starting at 2 p.m. until the hour of service. All at the Johnson- Danielson Funeral Home 1100 N. Michigan St. Plymouth, IN 46563.