William Thomas "Bill" Behner, 55, of Idaho Falls, passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at his home of cancer. He had been under the care of OneSource Hospice.
He was born Feb. 5, 1958, in Decatur, Ill., to Elvata "Bonnie" Marie Sims. Later, his mother mar- ried Raymond Kenneth Behner. Raymond legally adopted Bill when he was in his teens. He recently located and visited his biological father, half brother and three sisters in Pennsylvania.
Bill graduated from Blue Mound High School in 1976. Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
On April 19, 1980, he married Sharon R. Brininger at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Bill was a carpet layer when he first moved to Idaho Falls. After working several other jobs, he became the assistant manager for Jacksons' convenience stores.
He enjoyed golf, panning for gold, four-wheeling, spending time with his family and playing and spoiling his grandchildren, Anthony, Analicia, Kayla, Haydin and JoAnne.
Bill was a generous man and always put others' needs above his own. We will greatly miss him.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Behner of Idaho Falls; daughters, Amber (Sam) Hubbard of Star Valley Ranch, Wyo., and Christina (Bryce) Hendrickson of Idaho Falls; son, Kenneth (Lorraine) Behner of Idaho Falls; sisters, Geneva (Mark) Jauch of Bella Vista, Ark., Jody (Larry) Glenn of Texico, Ill., Tina (Ron) Delaney of Middletown, Pa., Kathy (Tim) Stewart of Boyers, Pa., and Rose Delaney of Mercer, Pa.; brothers, Randy Behner of Illinois and Michael (Debbie) Seybert of Rochester, Pa.; biological father, James (Tiny) Seybert of Pennsylvania; and five grandchildren.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Bonnie and Raymond Behner; aunt and uncle, JoAnne and Bill Creamer; and his Grandfather and Grandmother Sims.
A gathering will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Hardy's Pub and Grill, 2626 N. Yellowstone Highway in Idaho Falls. Arrangements have been under the direction of Coltrin Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to cancer research at Snake River Cancer Alliance; attn: Britney, 1957 E 17th St., Idaho Falls, ID 83404, in Bill's name.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.coltrinmortuary.com.