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William Bottom

William A. "Bill" Bottom

Sunday, June 27th, 1926 - Thursday, May 28th, 2020
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William “Bill” A. Bottom, 93, of Scottsbluff, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2020, at The Residency Care Center in Scottsbluff. His graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff with Pastor Jeff Fiet officiating. Memorials in Bill’s memory may be given to The Residency Care Center Scholarship Fund. Online condolences may be made by visiting Bill’s memorial page at Bridgman Funeral Home in Scottsbluff is entrusted with arrangements.

Bill was born June 27, 1926, at Lingle, Wyoming to Grayson and Fannie (Doegon) Bottom. He graduated from the Scottsbluff High School with the class of 1944. On June 9, 1945, he married Nelda Reece in Scottsbluff. He worked as a dispatcher for Western Nebraska Express Trucking in Scottsbluff for many years and later for Rocor Trucking in St. Joseph, Missouri for several years, retiring in 1988.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Scottsbluff, Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, and Elks Club. He enjoyed traveling and photography.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Nelda; son, Thomas Brian Bottom; brothers, Houston, Harry, and Ernest Bottom; and sisters-in-law, Beverly Fox and Charlotte Thieman.

He is survived by his sister-in-law, Bobbie (Ken) Johnson of Scottsbluff; and numerous nieces and nephews.
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    Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 11:00am
    Fairview Cemetery
    North Fifth Avenue
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    Pastor Jeff Fiet


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Barbara Williams

Posted at 11:29am
Al and I have many wonderful memories of our friendship with Bill and Nelda. Bill had a great smile and a wonderful contagious laugh.
With sympathy and love,
Barb and Al Williams

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