William “Bill” W. Fantz Jr., 66, of Hannibal, passed away at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal.

William “Bill” W. Fantz Jr., 66, of Hannibal, passed away at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal.

Graveside services and burial with full military rites by Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post #55 will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal. Rev. Tim Goodman will officiate. There will be no visitation.

The family is being served by the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal.

Bill was born Nov. 10, 1951, in Hannibal, to William W. Fantz Sr. and Sonya Johnson Fantz.

Bill was previously married to Colleen Isley on Sept. 7, 1974 in Hannibal. She survives and they have stayed good friends over the years.

Survivors include Bill’s two children, Ashley R. Fantz Hight (Chris) of Atlanta, Ga. and Shane William Fantz of Des Moines, Iowa.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents.

Bill was a graduate of Hannibal High School and also served in the Missouri Army National Guard for six years.

Professionally, Bill worked as a union laborer for Continental Cement Company for over 35 years until his retirement in 2013. Bill also operated Ye Olde Chimney Sweep in Hannibal for over 25 years.

As a youngster, Bill loved to be outdoors and especially enjoyed visits to Camp Oko Tipi in Saverton. Bill was also Hannibal’s official Tom Sawyer in 1964. An animal lover, Bill loved his pet dogs over the years, often adopting his pets from the Northeast Missouri Humane Society. Herman, Joe, Thunder, Brutus, Willie and Mike were all treated more like family members than pets by Bill. Life’s simple pleasures were some of Bill’s favorites, simply enjoying his home and sitting by his pool were his favorite things to do. Bill enjoyed Blues music. It wasn’t unusual to hear B.B. King or the Allman Brothers played at loud volumes in the Fantz household.

Bill was a Methodist by faith.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Northeast Missouri Humane Society.

Online condolences may be made at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com