William N. (Chip) Reider, 57, of Shelbyville passed away Sunday (May 29, 2011) at the family farm in rural Shelbyville.

Services to celebrate his life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday (June 3, 2011) at the Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Shelbyville. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday (June 2, 2011). The family requests casual attire. Memorials may be made to Shelbyville Boys Baseball.

Chip was born on April 4, 1954 in Shelbyville the son of F. Nelson and Grace Lavonne (Strohl) Reider.

Chip was a truck driver and a member of Teamsters Local 279, Decatur. He served as Rose Township Highway Commissioner for 12 years.

Chip is survived by his mother, Lavonne Reider of Shelbyville; three sons; Travis Reider and wife, Liz of New Berlin, Tony Reider of Decatur and Troy Reider and wife, Alli of Shelbyville; eight grandchildren and one to arrive this winter; brother, Marty Reider of Shelbyville; sister, Linda Edwards of Shelbyville. He is also survived by two nieces, Christy Myers and husband, Marc of Toledo, OH and Marti Shane Edwards of Shelbyville; a great-niece and great-nephew; his partner, Susie Kensil of Shelbyville and their dog Mac and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends who were his family as well.

He was preceded in death by his father, grandparents, his namesake uncle, Billie Strohl, his aunt, Millie Miller and cousin, Baird Reider, Jr.

Chip loved hunting, fishing, horseback riding, being outdoors, Illini sports, Cardinal baseball, Miami Dolphins football, NASCAR and dirt track racing. He was a member of Roedel Racing Touchstone Energy Race Team #11 and played slow pitch softball, most notably with Tri-Modern Steel. He was also a member of ABATE, Ducks Unlimited, Moose Lodge # 1294, Sons of the American Legion and the Shelby Sports Club.

Chip loved his family and friends and enjoyed his life to the fullest. He was a true free spirit who will be greatly missed and remembered with love and laughter by all of us.

Condolences at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com