William A. Silsbee

Born in Winona, MN on February 11, 1926

Departed on November 9, 2014 and resided in Nashville, TN

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William Arnold Silsbee, 88, departed this life on Sunday, November 09, 2014, at Broadmore Senior Living in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and arrived at his Heavenly home. He was born February 11, 1926, in Winona, Minnesota, to Sidney Bibbins and Caroline Thode Silsbee. He was married to Lois Jean Young on May 21, 1949, at St Martin’s Lutheran Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 65 ½ years; children Sharon Silsbee Poll (Richard), Gillett, AR., Brian William Silsbee (Kathy), Jonesboro, AR., Marcia Jean Silsbee, Nashville, TN., David Bruce Silsbee (Sharon), Shalimar, FL., and Kathleen Silsbee Malin., Murfreesboro, TN; grandchildren Sarah Poll Gorman (John), Little Rock, AR., Leah Poll Winningham(Jerry), Cabot, AR., Erika Silsbee, Jonesboro, AR., Nathan Silsbee, Jonesboro, AR., Allison Silsbee, Miami, FL., Andrew Silsbee, Charlotte, NC, Matthew Malin, Murfreesboro, TN., Austin Malin and McKensey Malin, Smyrna, TN; and four great grandchildren; Maxwell Gorman, Little Rock, AR., Addilyn Winningham, Cabot, AR., Zane Dorton, Jonesboro, AR., and Chance Chamlies, Jonesboro, AR.; brother Charles Bibbins Silsbee, DeWitt, AR; and sister Carol Thode Gunderson, Winona, Mn. `
He served in the US Navy aboard the USS Mertz during World War II.
He worked as an accountant for US Steel.
He enjoyed bowling, golf, singing in Barbershop Choruses and Quartets and creating and maintaining beautiful rose gardens.
He enjoyed singing in church choirs and serving as treasurer, usher and various other offices in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.
Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 am at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Bellevue, Tennessee, with family visitation following and interment at 1:00 pm at Veteran’s Cemetery, Pegram, Tennessee.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church, 800 Bellevue Road, Nashville, TN. 37221 or Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson St., Nashville, TN.37203.

10 Comments to Mr. William A. Silsbee

  1. Jamie Connelly
    November 12, 2014 10:08 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers and love for your family during this difficult time.

  2. Romona Weatherford
    November 12, 2014 11:02 am

    Sharon, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. Just know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love Romona

  3. Marsha Sullivan
    November 12, 2014 1:12 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

  4. Carol Schaefer
    November 12, 2014 5:01 pm

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. We always enjoyed visiting with Bill and hearing stories of the family. He was a very special man.

  5. Jonna Gibby
    November 12, 2014 7:47 pm

    Sharon I am so sorry for your loss. You and all of your family our in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

  6. Holly Vansandt
    November 12, 2014 10:55 pm

    i am so sorry to learn of Mr. Silsbee. I loved him; he always had a smile & kind word. I will keep you in my prayers. My life is richer because your Dad was my friend. Love, Holly

  7. Darla and Randy
    November 13, 2014 12:06 am

    Sharon, we are very sorry to hear this news. We are remembering you and your family in prayer.

  8. Brian Silsbee-son
    November 15, 2014 6:08 pm

    Dad I love and miss you so much. We had a long talk last night. I know I did all the talking but I heard you in my heart. You taught me so much thru my lifetime that will always be with me. Nobody can take that away. You will always be with me in so many ways and I thank you for being a great DAD and most importantly MY DAD.

  9. Carol Gunderson
    November 17, 2014 2:56 pm

    Lois & family – So sorry that it did not work out for me to attend the funeral I would have liked to see all of you. They did have a nice prayer for Bill & family in church on Sunday. You will all be in our thoughts & prayers. Love Carol & Whitey

  10. Larry and Maary Dalton
    November 17, 2014 8:33 pm

    we have known bill and lois as friends and neighbors for the last ten years when we moved to ashley green. from the very first day, when they brought a tray of ham and rolls to us as we were moving in, they have been so dear. we miss them since they moved, and of course pray for lois and all the family as they grieve the loss of their loved one. God be with you all. His grace is sufficient to get through it all.

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