William Joseph Neves, 85, returned to his Father in Heaven on March 27, 2023, in Salt Lake City, UT. He was a loving husband, father, uncle, grandfather, and a good friend and neighbor to all. He was born April 5, 1937, to Joseph Vernon Neves and Vida Cregger Neves. He was the oldest of four children. He grew up on Moffat Court in Salt Lake City and graduated from West High School. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Weber State and a Masters from Brigham Young University in Criminal Justice.
He was called to serve in the Great Lakes Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He also served faithfully throughout his life in many other church callings. Bill loved hunting, fishing, and the outdoors.
Bill was a medic in both the Army and Air Force Reserves. He was a Patrolman for the Salt Lake City Police Department for over 30 years.
He married Franza Nadine Preator on June 6, 1969 in the Salt Lake Temple. Together, they had 2 children. Fran passed away in May of 2001. He married Margery Anderson on October 21, 2005 in the Salt Lake Temple.
Bill is survived by his wife Margery, son William Scott (Christa) Neves, daughter Audrey Evelyn (Jeff) Carter, 8 grandchildren and many other extended family members. Preceded in death by his parents, sisters Janet, Kathleen “Tinka”, and Virginia “Ginger”.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, April 6, at the Valley View Stake Center, 2245 East 3900 South, Salt Lake City, UT. Viewings will be held Wednesday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 pm and Thursday morning from 9:30 – 10:30 am prior to the services at the church. Interment Larkin Sunset Gardens.
What a privilege to know this very kind man. Just a short time ago, I saw him come to Church services early and go through the chapel to pick up papers and trash to make the area clean for those coming to worship. He always had a pleasant manner and a friendly way of speaking to me. I will miss seeing him.
Bill was one of the best guys I know. Always smiling and give his little pinkie handshake. I will miss him on the back row. Margery all my love. You have been a great wife and mother to all Bill loved.
Marjorie, Scott and Audrey, i’m sorry to hear about the passing of uncle Billy. I have many memories of hunting and fishing when we were kids with Billy, he was a very good man and served a great purpose here on earth.
I am very sorry for your loss. Kelly.
Bill was so friendly & lovable! I remember a delicious Sunday dinner, prepared by he & Marge, followed by an afternoon of games at their house. I also remember how comfortable he was at Carter get togethers, helping in the kitchen preparing food. I think he was making guacamole at one family party in Dee & Nadine’s kitchen. It was a pretty darn good dip & he wasn’t about to keep it to himself. Before I knew it, he was feeding me a big chip loaded with his delicious guac on it!