Richard William “Bill” Shavender Jr.

Published 8:43 pm Tuesday, March 29, 2016














Richard William “Bill” Shavender Jr.

April 11, 1945 ­– March 26, 2016

Mr. Richard William “Bill” Shavender Jr., age 70, a resident of Washington, passed away unexpectedly on March 26, 2016. He was born in Washington on April 11, 1945, to the late Richard William “Dick” Shavender and Cora Bob Dixon Shavender. He attended Bath schools and later proudly served his country in the United States Army. On Oct. 9, 1993, he married the love of his life, the former Diane Berry. Bill worked his way up the ranks to become vice president of manufacturing for Fountain Power Boats, a position he held until his retirement. He loved spending time with his son and grandchildren, attending services at Edward Christian Church and driving his 1966 Corvette, boating and motorcycles. Bill was also very involved in the community and loved being a veteran and was very proud of his country. He loved getting to know people and lending a hand where ever he could. In addition to his wife, Diane Berry Shavender of the home, he is survived by one son, Richard William “Rich” Shavender III, of Washington, and daughter in-law Mallory Shavender, of Chocowinity; three grandchildren, Richard William Shavender IV, Summer Leigh Shavender and Finnley Grey Shavender. Other survivors include his sister, Jean Shavender of Pascagoula, Mississippi, with whom he was especially close his entire life, and they shared an everlasting bond. And also surviving are he and Diane’s faithful companions, Spud and Darla.

A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2016, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Pastors Phillip Jethro and David Linton officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations and other times at the home of his mother in-law, Shirley Berry, 119 Cedar Circle, Washington. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Vietnam Veterans of America, 8719 Colesville Road Suite 100, Silver Springs , MD 20910.

You may share a memory with the family and view Mr. Shavender’s memorial by visiting Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 Highway 264 E, Washington, has been given the honor of being entrusted with serving the Shavender family.