William "Bill" Rance Sullivan Jr.

March 5, 1954 ~ May 10, 2020 (age 66)


William Rance Sullivan, Jr, 66, departed this life May 10, 2020, at his home in Greenville, MO. Bill was born March 5, 1954, in Lutesville, MO, to the late Gladys Mae (Allen) Sullivan and William Rance Sullivan, Sr. He was united in marriage to Theresa Westmoreland on February 27, 1972, and to this union one child was born. On May 21, 1977, he was united in marriage to Susan Kimes, and to this union one child was born. Bill was born the eighth son and youngest of sixteen children. He attended grade school at White Hollow where he was in the final graduating class there. He graduated from Greenville High School in 1972. Until recently Bill lived in Silex, MO, before relocating in October 2019, to Greenville, in Wayne County, Missouri. He was a proud father, grandfather, and great grandfather. His greatest joy in life was knowing that his children were successful in their careers and had loving families. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, spending time outdoors and observing wildlife. Bill is survived by his children, William Travis (Ashley) Sullivan of Fredericktown, MO, and Kelly (Francesco) M. Mazzei of Houston, TX; grandchildren include Ashley (Ryan) Weekley, Bret Sullivan, Nolan Sullivan, Memphis Sullivan, Amber Crooks, Matthew Crooks and Luca Mazzei; great-grandchildren: Audrina Wompler and Rhyett Weekley; brothers: Sam Sullivan, Jack Sullivan, James (Judy) Sullivan, and sisters, Ruby Brandon, Rosalie Eads, Linda Pat Beckham, Donna Jones, Dinah (Robert) Barker, and Carol Sullivan. Bill will be greatly missed by his family and by all who knew and loved him. Preceding him in death are his parents Gladys and William Sullivan; brothers: Kenneth Sullivan, Granville Sullivan, Willie Joe Sullivan, Donald Sullivan; sisters Freda Tucker and Janet de Ferdinandy. In lieu of flowers donations are requested to Bill's favorite charity, The Foundation Fighting Blindness, 977 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 140, Vernon Hills, IL 60061. Visitation was at 11:00 am, Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Ruegg Funeral Home, Greenville. A graveside service followed at 12:00 pm in Mt Pisgah Cemetery, Silva. Bro. Kenny Burchard ministered to the family. Francesco Mazzei, Travis Sullivan, Randall Beckham, Greg Beckham, Mike Sullivan, and Chris Barker served as pallbearers. Online condolences can be made at

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May 16, 2020

11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Ruegg Funeral Home-Greenville
117 Oak Street
Greenville, MO 63944

Graveside Service
May 16, 2020

12:00 PM
Mt. Pisgah Cemetery

Silva, MO 63964

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