OBITUARY

Dr. William P. Detroy

October 29, 1923November 20, 2013
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Dr. William P. Detroy, 90, of Evansville, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2013. He was born October 29, 1923, in Evansville, to the late William Peter, Sr. and Mae Irene (Peters) Detroy.

He was a member and past president of the First District Dental Society and practiced dentistry for 44 years. In 1943 he was a member of the State Champion half mile relay team at Bosse High School. He attended Indiana University and was a member of the ACACIA fraternity and also received his dental degree from IU Dental School in 1951. He was a lifetime member of St. John’s East UCC. He was a 60 year member of Evansville Country Club, where he was an avid golfer. He and his wife, Betty, both made the Hole in One Club. He fulfilled one of his dreams when he golfed on the Masters Golf Course in Augusta, GA. Drafted in 1943, he worked in a hospital in France before he was discharged in 1946. During the war he traveled to Europe on the Queen Mary and returned home on an LST. He was a member of the Evansville Kennel Club, avid fisherman along with his wife, and was a pianist his entire life.

William was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Betty; daughters, Sally (Tom) Kimpel of Newburgh, IN, Susan Detroy of Eugene, OR and Betty Anderson of Nashville, TN; grandchildren, Jason (Sandy) Detroy Kimpel, Jennifer (Matt) Kimpel Hare, Jessica (Josh) Kimpel Miller and Tia Irene Anderson; great-grandchildren, Simone, Isla, Breckin, Kane, Tait, Maslyn and Thalen.

Services were held11:00 AM Saturday, November 23, 2013, at Alexander East Chapel, officiated by Rev. Kenneth Townsend, with burial and military rites in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends visited Friday from 2:00 to 7:00 PM and Saturday from 10:00 AM until service time at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s East UCC, 7000 Lincoln Ave., Evansville, IN 47715.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 22, 2013
  • Visitation Saturday, November 23, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 23, 2013
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Dr. William P. Detroy

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Natalia & family

November 24, 2013

May peace and comfort find you during this difficult time.We are very saddened to hear of your recent loss and would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family.

Susan Detroy

November 22, 2013

My father is forever in my heart.
I miss him deeply.
The memories of our times in my life are always with me.

Susan Detroy

November 22, 2013

My dear father will always be in my heart.
I love him and miss him deeply.

November 22, 2013

My deepest sympathy to the Detroy family and to my loving sister in law, brother and their wonderful family on the loss of a kind and gentle soul, Bill Detroy. I have such warm memories as do Rob and Mike of the times spent in Evansville with Tom, Sally and her parents. My thoughts and prayers are with you always

Judy Kimpel Roettig

Peggy Wulff Blackard

November 22, 2013

We are sadder by the news of Dr. Detroy's passing and the entire family will be in out thoughts and prayers. The old "red shirt" families had some good time and Dr. Detroy was a big part of that. The Wulff Family

November 22, 2013

Thinking about you Betty. I will be in touch when I get back in town. Prayers to you and your family. Joyce Greiner

Susan Sublett

November 22, 2013

Dr. Detroy was a philanthropist that lead by example. We enjoyed having he and Betty involved with the Warrick County Community Foundation. He will be missed.

November 22, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. My daughter & I both thought the very best of Dr. Detroy. He was so good with kids. His toy chest was wonderful.

November 22, 2013

Nothing Beautiful In This World Is Ever Really Lost Those We Cherish Will Always Live On In Memory.

With Deepest Sympathy,
Deaconess Home Medical Equipment and Infusion Staff

November 22, 2013

We love you Papa. We will miss you sooooo much.. Rest in Peace...Love, your daughter Betsy and Grand Daughter, Tia