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William J. "Bill" Probst

June 23, 1935 ~ May 2, 2019 (age 83)

William J. “Bill” Probst, age 83, of Cape Girardeau and formerly of Marble Hill, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau.

He was born June 23, 1935, in Cape Girardeau, son of Fred Lee and Blanch Belle Knapp.  He and Shirley J. Beard were married October 6, 1956.

Bill was a graduate of Cape Central High School. He was a service repairman many years for the former Flentge Appliance Store in Cape Girardeau and was a school bus driver for the Woodland School District in Marble Hill. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Jackson. Through the years Bill enjoyed raising goats, chickens, and other animals and birds. He also enjoyed gardening, especially growing tomatoes.

Loving survivors include his wife of 62 years, Shirley Probst, of Cape Girardeau; a daughter, Diana (Sandy) Fredman, of Manchester, Missouri; two grandchildren, Josh and Katie Fredman; three siblings, Harold and Mike Probst, and Ersie Harris.

Bill was preceded in death by eight siblings, Kenneth, Roy, Dallas, Jerry, Daniel, Jerold, Larry and Juanita Probst.

Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until service time Sunday, May 5, 2019 at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home, with Ben Stafford officiating.

Interment will follow in New Lorimier Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Jackson.

Donations may be made to:

Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall, Jackson
1250 County Road 318, Jackson MO 63755
Tel: 1-573-243-8581

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