William John “Bill” Meyer, 77, of Greenwood formerly of Evergreen Park, Illinois, passed away peacefully at his home Friday, March 31, 2017, surrounded by his family after courageously battling Parkinson’s for 26 years with optimism and fortitude.
Bill was born in Chicago on July 15, 1939. He grew up in the Englewood area, and attended Englewood Christian School. His first job was working for the family coal and oil business. He then held multiple positions at Meyer Brothers Scavenger Service in Bridgeview, Illinois before fulfilling his dream of owning a business. In 1978, he and his father purchased Southern Scavenger Service Inc. in Greenwood. His deep passion and commitment to service enabled the business to thrive. His brother Roger Meyer, succeeded his father as his business partner until the business was sold in 2014.
Bill appreciated a hard day’s work. He enjoyed patriotic music, classic cars and a good cigar. He loved God and his family, and cherished his grandchildren. He was a member of Hope Community Church in Indianapolis.
He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Josephine Meyer; sister-in-law, Mary Meyer.
He will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Judith (Bruinius) Meyer; children, Debbie (Chuck) Pulley, Nancy (Brett) Price, Cindy (Barry) Shoemaker and Bill (Billie) Meyer; siblings, Beverly (Ron) Wade, Bob Meyer, and Roger (Eileen) Meyer; grandchildren, Keith, Derek, Clay, Ian, Travis, Sam and Connor; great granddaughter, Belle, and his primary caregiver, Katie.
Friends and family are invited to visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at G.H. Herrmann Funeral Home in Greenwood. A funeral service celebrating Bill’s life will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday with Michael VandenBerg will be officiating. Additional visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to service time. Following the service, he will be laid to rest in Forrest Lawn Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Indiana Parkinson Foundation or The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
Bill’s family would like to extend our sincerest thanks to all the caregivers, doctors and nurses who tended to him over the years.
Online condolences: ghherrmann.com