William Alvin Schlup Sr.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

William Alvin Schlup Sr., 75, of Schell City, Mo., passed from this life on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, at his home. He was born July 17, 1940, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Jesse Alvin and Bessie Alice (Sims) Schlup.

Bill attended school in Kansas City during his early life before the family moved to the Milo/Sheldon area. They also spent a brief period of time in Roscoe. Sheldon was where Bill called home and where he attended most of his school years. After high school, he relocated to the Kansas City area and worked in farming. He then began service to our country in the United States Army with tours in both Germany and Vietnam. He was awarded commendations for Marksman (Rifle, M-1, Cal 30), Marksman (Carbine, Cal 30), and Sharpshooter (Pistol, Cal 45). He received his Honorable Discharge on Jan. 16, 1967. After his military commitment he settled once again in the Kansas City area where he began employment with the Ford Motor Company in Claycomo retiring after thirty years. Through the years he enjoyed hunting and fishing and purchased property in Schell City where he settled after retirement to further enjoy those hobbies. He also enjoyed woodworking. On Sept. 14, 2001, he was united in marriage to Melissa Ann (Neil) Schlup and in 2007 they opened Osage River Smokehouse. People traveled from many miles to enjoy the food served by the Schlup's. Bill will be greatly missed by the people of the area who enjoyed his hospitality, music, and food through the years.

Survivors include his wife, Melissa, of the home; children, Steven Schlup and wife, Angela, of Schell City, Mo., William A. Schlup Jr., also of Schell City, Mo., Michael Schlup of Nevada, Mo., Verlinda Woods and husband, Bill, of Nevada, Mo., and Desmond Foster of Pittsburg, Kan.; nine grandchildren, Zachary Schlup, Amber Hastings, Daniel Hibbs, Nathaniel Timmons, Chandler Timmons, Olivia Timmons, Nylo Foster, Kayd Foster, and Teagan Foster; siblings, Roy Schlup of Schell City, Mo., Larry Poe of Kansas City, Mo., Thelma Shutters, Barbara Brown, and Bonnie Stone all of Nevada, Mo.; and nieces, nephews, other extended family and many friends. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Louise Friedli, Thomas Schlup, Jesse Uptegrove, and James Schlup; and one grandson, Joshua.

Funeral services for William Alvin Schlup Sr. are scheduled at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 21, at the Schell City Christian Church, in Schell City, Mo., with Brother Doug Reynolds officiating. Musical selections will be provided by Wyatt and Lorne Brown. Interment with military honors will follow at the Green Lawn Cemetery in Schell City, Mo. Memorials are suggested to the Schell City Rural Volunteer Fire Department or Schell City Community Betterment in care of the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home whom have been entrusted with Mr. Schlup's arrangements.