Billy Dea Schreifels, 88, of Carmi passed away, Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro, IL. He was born on November 11, 1929 in Seminole, OK, the son of M.W. and Ada (Manwarring) Schreifels. Bill married Louise E. Luebbers on April 9, 1956 and she preceded him in death on December 9, 2000.
Bill retired from Exxon in 1984. He served in the U.S. Army from March 14, 1950 to December 13, 1952 during the Korean War. Bill was a lifetime member of the VFW as well as serving as a past Commander of Carmi Post #3851. He was also a member of the Carmi American Legion Post #224. Bill resided in Carmi for over 60 years.
Surviving are his children, daughter Becky Richards of Dacula, GA, son, Jimmy Schreifels of Carmi, and daughter, Susan (Brad) Thomas of Springerton; five grandchildren, Bernd (Allyson) Cox, Jr. of Auburn, GA, Matthew (Brittany) Schreifels of Effingham, Holly Schreifels of Mascoutah, David Thomas and Dalton Thomas of Springerton; two great-grandchildren, Makensey and Scott Cox of Auburn, GA; a brother, Bob Schreifels and sister, Hazel Baril both of Frostproof, FL; along with his close friend, Betty Young of Carmi. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Louise, a son, Ricky Schreifels and one brother and one sister.
Funeral services for Billy Dea Schreifels, 88, of Carmi will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi. Burial will be in White County Memorial Garden in Carmi with full military honors by the Carmi VFW and American Legion. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 24, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi. Memorial contributions may be made in Bill's memory to the Carmi VFW Post #3851 and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home.