SYRACUSE — William “Bill” Selvey, 73, Syracuse, passed away Tuesday at IU Health Goshen Hospital after a brief illness.
He was born on Aug. 16, 1939 in Toledo, Ohio to Daniel and Alice (Marsh) Selvey.
On March 6, 1983 in Syracuse, he married Joyce Smith who survives.
He was a Toledo police officer investigating personal injury accidents and was an instructor for the police academy before retiring and moving to Syracuse.
He joined the Syracuse Police Department and was the police chief before retiring from law enforcement.
He joined his wife operating the Country Mouse until it closed in 2009.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Selvey, Syracuse; two daughters, Gloria Selvey and Cheryl Henry, Bellville, Ill.; one son, Brad Selvey of Belleville, Ill.; one stepson, Terry Smith, Syracuse; two step-grandchildren, Sydney and Sarah Smith, Westfield.
He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather Alice and Lloyd Reed; his father Daniel Selvey; one stepson, Brad Smith.
A memorial service will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Eastlund Funeral Home. The Rev. Brad Cox will officiate the service. Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. two hours prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Rifle Association.
Online condolences to eastlundfuneralhome.com.