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West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242


   William “Bill” Henry Threlkeld passed away October 19, 2022, at Mountain Home, Arkansas. He was born June 6, 1938, in Koshkonong, Missouri to Henry and Clara (Hampton) Threlkeld. September 14, 1969, Bill married the love of his life, Barbara (Paynter) in Kansas City, Missouri. Bill and Barbara were married for 53 years and during this union they brought into this world two children, Theresa and Billy.

   Bill was a truck driver for over 30 years and retired from Yellow Freight in 2008, but he had been a farmer all of his life. He started farming at a very young age and never stopped. He enjoyed farming with his wife and daughter very much. He loved spending time with his family and friends. There was never a dull moment around Bill and once you got to talking to Bill you couldn’t get away. Everyone loved Bill and enjoyed being around him. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

   Bill is survived by his loving wife Barbara, one daughter Theresa, husband Steve Wiggs; one son Billy; three grandchildren Tyler (Kyndal) Wiggs, Dylan Wiggs, and Lynsey Wiggs; one great- grandson Dayten Wiggs; along with numerous other family and friends.

   He was preceded in death by his parents; one infant sister; one sister Shirley Roberts and three brothers Jay, Bob, and Harry Threlkeld.

   Bill will be remembered for his smile that was always on his face and for the way he loved to talk to everyone. He might be gone but he will never be forgotten.

  Funeral services for William “Bill” Threlkeld, age 84, of Koshkonong, Missouri, will be held on Sunday, 23, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri. Visitation will be Saturday 22, 2022, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Thayer, Missouri. 


  Interment will be on Sunday, 23, 2022, in Bridges Cemetery, Koshkonong Missouri with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.



  1. Garry and Janie England
    October 20, 2022 @ 11:54 am

    Barbara Teresa Billy and Family so sorry to hear about Bill passing I know you all will never forget him I enjoyed being around Bill and Barb enjoyed a bunch of meals and talking something I will never forget you are in our prayers love y’all

  2. Rosemary Romans
    October 20, 2022 @ 8:15 pm

    Our neighborhood has lost a good man. I don’t think Bill ever met a stranger. He was never anything but kind to me and my family. I know Jody thought the world of him. He often reminded me of when I was in high school and part of his hay crew. Precious memories of a precious husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. I ask God to wrap His arms around his precious wife, daughter and her family, son, other family and the many many friends, comforting as only He can.

  3. Holly Meyer
    October 21, 2022 @ 8:24 am

    This guy will sure be missed. He always seemed happy to see someone he knew no matter where it was. A kind smile, and a friendly word. Our community lost a good man, that will not be forgotten!

  4. Ed Hammond
    October 22, 2022 @ 10:56 am

    I think everybody liked Bill, he was a good guy.

  5. Bucky and Kerry Bussell
    October 22, 2022 @ 2:43 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Bill will be missed. Prayers for you and your family.

  6. Cathy Theis
    October 23, 2022 @ 7:23 pm

    Bill you were one of my favorite brother in law. We love visiting you and Barbara at the farm. The two times you were able to come to AZ, Mark and I sure love seeing you guys. Bill wish we had been able to come visit last year but I will always remember your laugh. RIP you can now keep a eye on Barbara and family. Love

  7. Donna Steed
    October 26, 2022 @ 1:32 pm

    Bill was my pal, as was Jay. Barbara, I am so sorry. I was out of town OR YOU KNOW I would have been there. Truly heartbroken for your loss and I didn’t even know he was I’ll, so thinking it was sudden event that caused his passing. Oh how he liked to tease! From the “last” Koshkonong Postmaster and your friend. Donna

    November 1, 2022 @ 9:48 am

    Teamsters Local 667 Executive Board, Staff and Members extend our deepest sympathy to Bill Threlkeld’s family and friends…
    He will be missed!

  9. Debra Slaughter
    November 3, 2022 @ 10:58 pm

    Barb and famiiy…Rick and I were so sorry to hear about Bill..He was such a friendly and kind person.. Always loved running into you both and enjoyed talking.. Bill was always smiling. I know you will miss him dearly. Prayers for you and your family. Love, Debbie and Rick