William Frank Revis

Deceased: September 12, 2013

Service Information:

Graveside Service: Thursday, September 19, 2013 2pm Graceland Cemetery
Reception following: Deluxe Bar and Grill, 669 N. Milwaukee Avenue 4pm until 7pm


William Frank Revis

January 31, 1976 September 12, 2013

William Frank Revis passed away at his home in Chicago on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at the age of 37.

William is predeceased by his father, Mitchell Reed Revis.

William is survived by his loving partner of seven years with whom he shared a home, Valerie Ann Curtis, and his mother, Dorothy Feltman Revis, of Pelzer, South Carolina. William is affectionately remembered by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

William was born in Anderson, South Carolina, and grew up in nearby Pelzer. He graduated from Palmetto School in 1994, and and went on to earn a bachelors degree at Clemson University. He enjoyed taking political science and urban planning classes at the University of Illinois Chicago where he had also worked for seven years, most recently in the Office of the Vice Chancellor.

William was passionate about social issues and politics, and actively campaigned for the Democratic Party and its candidates. He had a gift for computers and information technology, and was skilled at a wide range of engineering feats from building custom bicycles to restoring classic furniture pieces to watchmaking.

He loved every single thing about his beloved city of Chicago where had lived since 2003.

Arrangements are being handled by Lakeview Funeral Home, 1458 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60657. (773) 472-6300. Friends and family will lead a graveside service at the historic Graceland Cemetery, 4001 N. Clark Street, Chicago, at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2013. A reception will follow at Deluxe Bar and Grill, 669 N. Milwaukee Avenue from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Democratic National Committee, 430 South Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC 20003 www.democrats.org or Active Transportation Alliance, 9 W. Hubbard St., Ste. 402, Chicago, IL 60654, www.activetrans.org


September 21, 2013

I will miss him and he is the best IT guy, who I've EVER worked with at UIC. To Valerie & his mom, may God grant you peace!


September 21, 2013

Dear Dot

There are no words to say except I love you and I loved Will. We are praying you through the terrible time.

Vicki Lewis

September 28, 2013

To the family of William Revis,

I am so sorry to learn this news, Will was always such a good friend of mine in High School and later at Clemson. I always hoped I'd see him during my return visits to the Pelzer area after I moved, but never got to. His creative personality made him a true joy to be around. My heart is with you Dot, you raised a beautiful person.

Jill Pestka (maiden name, Cromp)