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William C. Shores

May 15, 1938 ~ June 10, 2019 (age 81)

Born on May 15, 1938, Bill entered heaven on June 10, 2019 at the age of 81. He was the loving and devoted husband of (Anna) Marie Shores (nee Wolfangel) for 58 years; was preceded in death by his parents, Leland Shores and Myrtle Schaefer Shores. His children: Nancy (Mark) Bergner and David (Amy) Shores survive, as well as the Apple of His Eye, Granddaughter Ava Shores. He loved them very much. Bill had one sibling - Robert Shores of Larkspur, CA who survives; two nephews, Thomas (Ann) Shores, Corte Madera, CA; Donald (Anne) Shores, West Simsbury, CT; and niece, Kathy (Michael) Gulli of Broadlands, VA. Also surviving are seven nieces and nephews from Marie's family: Pauline Nash, Festus, MO; Debra (Kevin) Gerard, DeSoto, MO; Keith (Karen) Woodland, Hillsboro, MO; Sheri (Matthew) Doyle, DeSoto, MO; Bennie (Sandy) Woodland, DeSoto, MO; Jeffrey Woodland, Festus, MO; and Robin Cathcart, Pevely, MO, as well as great-nieces, nephews and cousins. They will miss the wisdom and caring he showed during visits when they were growing up and later in their lives. Bill was born and lived in St. Louis, MO for most of his life, except for two years spent in the Army serving his country at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD and Ft. Stewart, GA. The Cuban Missile Crisis and the Berlin Build-up occurred while he was at Ft. Stewart. He attended Southwest High School, earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Washington University in 1960 and an M.B.A. from St. Louis University in 1969. He worked for Ameren (UE) for 43 years, where he became Vice-President of Energy Delivery in 1989. He was a leader who led by example, but who always listened to other viewpoints. During those years, he participated in numerous civic activities, such as United Way Chairman for UE, the St. Louis Hearing and Speech Board, and the Mehlville Lions Club, where he also served as President and member. Bill loved God, his family, home, country and his fellow men. His greatest desire in life was to be known as a "good man." He quietly listened, offered advice when asked, and helped with assistance as needed. He was a loving husband who was always supportive. He loved and was proud of his children, and was a sure, steady influence in their lives. He was an expert on World War II history and the Civil War and visited many of the battle sites. He loved to travel and always began to plan the next adventure/trip, sometimes before the present one was completed. He and Marie travelled the globe, having visited six of the seven continents, both together and with their family. He was our Leader, our advisor and the center of our lives. He will be missed. Our family would like to thank the staff of Mercy-South Hospice for the caring and kindness they extended to Bill and to us. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society or Mercy South - DeGreeff Hospice House. Services: Funeral Service 11:00am Wednesday at JOHN L. ZIEGENHEIN & SONS Funeral Home - South County. Visitation Tuesday 4:00pm-8:00pm. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Visitation

June 18, 2019
04:00 pm - 08:00 pm
John L. Ziegenhein & Sons South County Funeral Home
4830 Lemay Ferry Road (63129)

Service

June 19, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
John L. Ziegenhein & Sons South County Chapel
4830 Lemay Ferry Road (63129)

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