William Eugene Shriver
July 23, 1949 – October 8, 2020
William (Bill) Eugene Shriver passed away on 10-08-20 in Bethany, OK at the age of 71. He was born on 7-23-49 in Canton, IL to Delbert and Rosemary Shriver. Bill grew up in Canton, IL. After high school, he joined the United States Army where he served in Korea and Vietnam for two years. He moved to Oklahoma City after the Army and went to work at Hunzicker Brothers where he met his wife. He worked in the Lighting Department for two years, then worked at Wesco Electric Supply for several years. He returned to Hunzicker Brothers where he worked until he retired in 2017. He was in Inside Sales and did quotations, mainly for Halliburton Services. When Bill was younger, he enjoyed trap shooting and riding motorcycles. As a husband and father, he liked to drive to the mountains of Colorado and New Mexico. He especially loved going to Red River, NM in the summertime. He loved driving to places just to get a certain burger, doughnut, soda, or jar of pickles that couldn't be found in Oklahoma. Bill was preceded in death by this father, Delbert Shriver. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Dolores (Clark) Shriver, 2 daughters, Jennifer Shriver (Jonathan Valentine) and Melissa Broomfield (Tanner) all of Bethany, OK, 7 grandchildren, Derrick Davis (Jordan), Silas and Sutton Valentine, Mason, Matle, Tyler and Katie Broomfield, his mother, Rosemary Shriver, of Cimarron City, OK and brother, Robert Shriver, of Oklahoma City. Bill also leaves behind many friends who he really liked to joke with. He was a really funny guy and we will all remember the jokes he made or pranks he pulled on us. He was a big OSU fan. Most recently, he would be texting his friends and family, playing “Words with Friends” with us, and ordering items from Amazon. He loved his family and we have all benefited from that love. He was a wonderful and devoted Son, Husband, Dad and PaPa and we will miss him forever.
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William Eugene Shriver
Ruth Ann Koester
October 18, 2020
I have sweet memories of when we were young cousins, my family would visit yours during summer vacation, when you lived in the farmhouse in Canton, Illinois. I remember learning to trap shoot, flying in your Dad’s Cessna plane.
One time we were flying and your Dad said he was going to land in a cornfield, I thought he was joking until we really did land in a cornfield, we were fine but the wooden propeller had broken. We had to call Aunt Rosemary to come get us.
I recall times at the Big Creek Park when all of our aunts and uncles and we cousins were there for a reunion, all together.l I recall homemade ice cream made by turning the handle manually- it was the BEST.
Also I recall listening to the Beatles and Dave Clark5 music on vinyl. Those were carefree, ‘Happy Days’, it was fun sharing them with you. I’ll never forget you.
October 15, 2020
I will never forget you Bill, the comfort of having a friend may be taken away, but not that of having one. My thoughts are with the Shriver family and I am so sorry for you loss"
Your friend @ Hunzicker Brothers Accounts Payable
October 14, 2020
I started working with Bill when he returned to Hunzicker Brothers after a stint at Wesco in the early 90's. Bill and I hit it off from the beginning. Bill had a very good sense of humor but what many might not know an even bigger heart. I often thought of Bill and Dolores as my parents at work. They mean(t) that much to me. Bill was one of the most knowledgeable people in our industry and appreciate very much for him teaching me along the way. It was a good ride and appreciate every moment that I was a part of it. My colleague, my mentor but most importantly my friend. My condolences to Dolores, Jennifer, Melissa and all the family. He loved all of you very much and was certainly loved by his friends in Strategic Accounts and at Hunzicker Brothers.
With a heavy heart but respectfully,
October 11, 2020
Thank you Bill for being the great teacher you were and better role model.
I can never express just how great of effect you had on me and my professional career.
I will continue to tell people who Bill Shriver was and the positive impact you had on our industry.
I miss you my friend
October 9, 2020
I enjoyed working with Bill at Westinghouse. He was a great guy & pleasant to work with! My prayers & condolences to the family!