William Howard Schroyer, 87 of Taylorville, passed away at 6:50p.m. on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.  He was born on February 6, 1933 in Taylorville.  He married Virginia Lorraine Marr on April 20, 1957 in Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania and she preceded him in death on November 10, 2004.  Mr. Schroyer served in the United States Air Force for 21 years before retiring as a Staff Sergeant.  Following his time in the service, Bill worked several jobs including servicing vending machines for Canteen Vending Services, security guard at Allied Mills, and finally did lawn care for several years.  In his free time, he enjoyed working in his vegetable garden, doing crossword and word-search puzzles, and spending time with his dog Niko.  More than anything he loved his family and cherished his grandchildren and great grandchildren.  

Mr. Schroyer is survived by his daughters: Theresa Mayes (Tim) and Cathy Mosely (Chris) both of Taylorville; grandchildren: Tammy Bowers (David), Timothy Mayes Jr. (Alicia), Aaron Buckler, Tiffany Mayes, Brandon Buckler (Melissa), Jacob Mosely (Lindsey), David Mosely (Kirsten Mollet), and Dalton King (Hannah); great grandchildren: Chloe, Timmy, Taylor, and Roy Mayes, David and Emma Bowers, Lilith and Ryhus Buckler, Macey Mosely, Amasa and Eleanor King; and several sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents: Fred T and Mabel (Decker) Schroyer, wife: Virginia Schroyer, brothers: Herschel, Leo, Preston, Roscoe, Harold, Herbert, and Lester; and sister: Gladys Hanson.  

A private family funeral will be held with Rev. Steve Robinson officiating.  Burial with military honors will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Christian County Animal Control.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements.  Memories of Bill, or condolences to his family, may be shared online at

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