William J. (Bill) Scheidt, 64, of Columbia, passed away Wednesday, December 22, 2010. He was born June 9, 1946, the son of Eddie "Tobe" and Maxine (Dearing) Scheidt, both of whom preceded him in death. He was married September 14, 1968, at Annunciation Catholic Church in California, to Rose Fischer, who survives of the home. He was a graduate of Prairie Home High School. He worked as a truck driver, driving for N.H. Scheppers Distributing Co., USF Dugan Freight Co., and Capitol Transport. He is survived by two sons, C.W. Scheidt and wife Jessica of Ashland, and Kendall Scheidt of the home; two brothers, Charlie Scheidt and wife Janet of Columbia, and Mike Scheidt and wife Judy of Boonville; and one brother-in-law, Richard Adriano of Blue Springs. He was preceded in death by one sister, Wilmuth Adriano. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Annunciation Catholic Church in California. Burial will be in Annunciation Catholic Cemetery. Officiating will be Father Fred Elskamp. Visitation will be held Monday, December 27, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., with prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services in California. Memorials are suggested to Mid-Missouri Special Olympics, 1001 Diamond Ridge, Jefferson City, MO 65109. Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California.