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William Edward Neff

June 10, 1942 — February 9, 2017

William Edward Neff passed away at home surrounded by his family on February 9,

2017, at the age of 74. He was born June 10, 1942 in Eureka, Utah, to Joseph William

Neff and Katherine Jean Collias Neff. As a young boy his family moved to Springville,

Utah, where he was raised. He was a graduate of Springville High School. He was a

gifted athlete and loved playing baseball. He earned a scholarship at a local college to

play baseball, but chose to serve his country instead. He served in the Utah National

Guard in the116th Engineer Company and was called to active duty during the Cold


Bill married Mary Patrick on November 15, 1963, together they had five children, later

divorced. He was an Entrepreneur and owned businesses throughout his life. Our

families favorite business was the local fast food restaurant in Springville called Coach’s

Corner. He worked as a Real Estate Agent for many years.

Bill was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. Some of his favorite times where shared with

friends and family camping and hunting. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, riding horses and

sports. He coached baseball for many years, sharing his skill and knowledge of the

game. While enhancing the lives of many young men, he led his teams to many winning


Bill had a quick wit and great sense of humor that he kept throughout his life. He loved

his farm and raised a bountiful garden every year. With his many talents, he could fix

and build almost anything and excelled at everything he did.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He enjoyed

teaching the gospel, one of his favorite callings was that of a Primary Teacher.

He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Nancy Neff (Stan) Jensen, daughter-inlaw

Julie Neff. He is survived by his brother Terry Neff, children; Natalie (Shane)

Johnson of Spanish Fork, Brannon Neff of Mapleton, Brett (Kim) Neff of Payson,

Nannette (Clint) Jackson of Spanish Fork and Heather Neff of Spanish Fork, 10

grandchildren and 4 great-grand children.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 11:00 am at the

Mapleton LDS Church, 1215 North 1000 West, interned at Evergreen Cemetery in

Springville. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00

p.m. at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 East 200 South Springville, and Thursday morning at the

church from 9:45-10:45 prior to the services.

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