Shaver Chevolet Flossmoor, Illinois
Shaver, William Conkey 85, of Sarasota, FL went home to be with his Lord on January 13, 2012. "Bill" was born on June 9, 1926, in Gary, Indiana and is a veteran of the US AirForce.
He attended Indiana University and was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a Shriner. As an automobile dealer, he owned and operated a Chevrolet dealership in Gary, Indiana for 50 years and a Chevrolet-Mitsubishi dealership in Homewood, Illinois for over 40 years.
Bill was also active in the commercial real estate market where he helped develop large commercial sites in both Gary and Merrillville, IN.
He served on many community and civic boards in both Gary, IN and Homewood, IL. He was also Director of the Heritage Glenwood Bank in Glenwood, IL.
In addition to automotive dealerships, Bill also was both an owner/operator and distributor for both Mobil and Texaco Oil companies.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Jane (McKown) Shaver (formerly of Warsaw, IN) and four children: John B Shaver of Fort Wayne, IN, Connie Shaver of Sarasota, FL, Cindy (Shaver) Tilley of St Petersburg, FL, and William M Shaver of Marco Island, FL. He is also survived by four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a brother, Richard Shaver of Tucson, AZ.
Bill was an honest and successful businessman, a devoted husband, and a loving a dedicated father. He will be greatly missed! - Southtown Star on January 17, 2012