"BILL" G., 80
Ocala - William "Bill" G. Shute, age 80, of Ocala, FL passed away on Friday, December 28, 2012.
He was born in Wheaton, IL on April 1, 1932. He was raised in Glen Ellyn, IL. Bill was the 1949 Tri State Speed Skating Champion. He also lettered in Tennis all four years of high school. He met and married his high school sweetheart Joanne Fowle. They were married for 62 years and together raised 4 children. Bill was an entrepreneur all his life. He owned and operated Broadcasters General Store in Ocala which he founded in 1979. He enjoyed golf, tennis and boating.
He is survived by his wife Joanne "Jo" Shute of Ocala, FL; son Chris (Lorri) Shute of Weirsdale, FL; daughter Kim (Ricky) Forguson of Ocala, FL; daughter Kerry (Dave) Kerstin of Ocala, FL; daughter Kandy (Bob Danielsen) Shute of Minnetrista, MN; six grandchildren Jessica, Jonathan, Wesling, Kyle, Kandice and Karly; and three great-grandchildren Kayla, Marleigh and Eric.
A celebration of Bill's life will be held at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 910 SE Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 2pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Marion County, PO Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478.
Published by Ocala Star-Banner from Jan. 1 to Jan. 2, 2013.
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I meant Bill , Jo and Petey many years ago at my place of employment Outback. They are two of the finest people I have ever meant. I have been so lucky to get to know such wonderful individual's thru my job. Bill Shute was a first class guy who treated everyone equally. He will be surly missed. RIP Bill I know you are in a better place and I know your two Petes are right beside you. Dennis and I are gonna miss one he'll of a man William Shute. Our prayers go out to the entire family.
Carmen vonRodenstein
January 9, 2013
All of my thoughts and prayers are with you Bill, and with your family in this time of loss. Many Blessings Blane Webster
Blane Webster
January 6, 2013
To Chris & family,
So sorry to hear of the loss of your dad, he did so much for our industry. I know he will be missed by all. My thought and prayers go out to all of you during this time of rememberance.
Lou Mueller
January 5, 2013
My deepest sympathies. Bill's a top-notch person, all the way. We'll miss him.
Frank Foti
January 4, 2013
Kandy - Chris - Kim - Kerry... Paula and I send our sympathy over Bill's passing. The world is a darker place for his loss. Johnny&Paula Bridges
Johnny Bridges
January 4, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time in your family. We will always remember the wonderful times we all shared in Harbor Hills and in the years that followed.
The Scholz Family
January 3, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of his family. His legacy lives on. May your sorrow be replaced with wonderful memories
Mary Seidler
January 3, 2013
We will treasure our childhood memories of family times together.
Love, Kathy Shute Abuhl and family Oswego Illinois
Kathy Shute Abuhl
January 3, 2013
Sorry to hear this news. He was quite a guy.
Neal Davis
January 3, 2013
Dearest Bill and Jo: We will always have fond memories of both of you at our favorite eating/watering holes all over Ocala. Such fun. I will miss the jokes and e-mails. God Bless and keep you. Such a special man.
Roger/Diane Parker
January 2, 2013
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Carol and Sonny
January 2, 2013
I have some very wonderful memories of you & Jo. you will be greatly missed my friend.
Karen Shields
January 1, 2013
We have a lot of fond memories that include Bill...sorry to hear of his passing.
Fran & Charlie Bollenbach
January 1, 2013
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