died Friday, March 12, 2010.
"Bill" or "The Commander", as he was called by his friends and family, was born in Pomona, Calif. on Aug. 13, 1944, to Wilbur and Mary Dallas Shriver. He graduated from Hamilton High School in Los Angeles, Calif. in 1962. He attended Ventura Junior College and later transferred to Cal Western University in San Diego, where he and his brother became a "pitcher-catcher" battery for the university's baseball team and he also played as a defensive corner back for the football team. He obtained a BA in Business. He was pursuing his Master's Degree when he was drafted by the U.S. Army. Sent to Fort Gordon, Ga., he won the honor of "outstanding trainee" and shipped out to Heidelberg, Germany where he met his wife, SGT Roberta "Robbie" Suttle.
He was also president of The Lubbock Business Association and The Texas Bottle Water Association throughout the 1980s.
Bill is survived by his wife of 39 years, Robbie; daughter, Kari; son, Jason; grandson, Dallas; granddaughter, Bailey Brooke; brother, Robert of Thailand; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and nephew, Bobby Shriver.
A Celebration of Life service was held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 2100 Research Rd., Lubbock, Texas.