William Sizelove

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William Sizelove

November 26, 1928 - March 09, 2019

William Sizelove William "Bill" Kester Sizelove, 90, formerly of Bismarck, Ill., and Cloverdale, Ind., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 9, 2019. He was at his home in Troy, S.C., with his wife, Donna Jean (Sharp), daughter Angie "Dunkin" Shirk and his son-in-law, Robert Shirk.
He was born November 26, 1928, in Bismarck, Ill., to Jesse and Fern (Dines) Sizelove. His only sibling is Mary (Sizelove) Ingram of Rossville, Ill. He graduated from Bismarck High School, Bismarck, Ill.
Bill served his country as a sergeant in the Army, Unit160 Infantry during 1952-53 of the Korean War.
After the war, he returned home and worked with his father in the Sizelove Ditching business. He also worked at Bullock Garage in Danville, Ill., for several years.
After living a short time in Indiana so his father and mother could work in the factories during WWII, the family relocated back to Bismarck. While living in the Bismarck area, he was instrumental in starting the Bismarck Fire Protection Department. He became chief of the fire department and was a charter member.
Moving back to Indiana he met and married Donna (Sharp) Sizelove in 1973, where he built their home and lived until he retired in 2003. While living in Indiana, he was the owner of Cloverdale Lumber Company from the late 1980s to the 1990s, then worked with John David Construction until he fully retired at age 73. Lastly, they moved to Troy, S.C., to live near their daughter Angie "Dunkin" Shirk and son-in-law Robert Harland Shirk Sr. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, where he was saved and baptized in 2004.
He is preceded in death by his parents; a niece, Deanna Ingram VanGieson of Mobile, Ala.; and his in--laws, Woodrow and Veda Sharp of Cloverdale, Ind.
Surviving in addition to his wife, daughter and son-in-law are his sister, Mary (Sizelove) Ingram of Rossville, Ill., and her nine remaining children, Sheila, Sherry, Bobbie Sue, Pam, Donna, Mary Jo, Cheryl, Jackie and Robert Jay; brother-in-law Jim Sharp (Jeannette) of Cloverdale, Ind.; nieces Traci Sharp Toney, Cloverdale, Ind., and Terri Fogle, Neoga, Ill.; a granddaughter, Cheyenne Painter; two great-grandchildren, Matthew Shirk and Alexis Painter; grand-pups Pacer, Sofie and Charlie; and very special great-great-niece Addison Wallace of Rossville, Ill.
A memorial service will be planned at a future date in Indiana, where he will be laid to rest. The family would like to thank Hospice and Palliative Care of Piedmont for the excellent care they gave our loved one.
Memorials may be made to The Hospice House and Palliative Care of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Ave., Greenwood, SC 29646.
Published on March 12, 2019
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3 posts

Kenneth Weller
Mar 15, 2019
I remember Bill very well. I used to ride the model "A" ford buckboard with him. One time we drove it across "Sandy Ford" in the North Fork River. We had great times as Bill lived next door to my Grandma in Bismarck. Lord bless your family, Bill.
Wanda Weller
Mar 13, 2019
So sorry to read of Bill's passing. I often wondered what had happened to him. It was nice to read that he had a nice life after he left the Bismarck area. My sympathy to his wife, daughter, and sister Mary. We were friends when we were young.
Margaret Huffman Warren
Mar 12, 2019
I remember Bill very well, having grown up in Bismarck, Illinois. I also remember his sister, Mary. So sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences go out to his wife, sister, Mary and all of his family.