Mr. William H. “Sonny” Scriver, age 86, of Shelbyville, passed away February 5, 2022. 

A Celebration of Life will be held 6:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at the Blue-Ribbon Room at The Celebration Grounds in Shelbyville. Dr. Steve Murphee will officiate. 

Sonny was born July 1, 1935, in Carthage, Mississippi. He graduated from Mississippi State University. He was the founder of the Heart of America Walking Horse Association and one of the four founders of the Midwest Trainers Association. All four of the founders went on to have children who also became walking horse trainers. He operated his own training operation for forty years where he trained the 1986 World Grand Champion Eb’s Black Cloud C and won his first World Championship in 2003. He was voted trainer of the year multiple times by the Midwest Trainers Association and received the Walking Horse Trainer Association Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018. He was a faithful member of New Beginnings Church. 

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Linda Scrivner; two sons, Richard Wayne “Dickie” Scrivner, and his wife, Christie, and Eddie Scrivner, and his wife, Jeanne; a daughter, Vickie Stanley; and grandson, Zachary Taylor, and his wife, Lori, and Brent Scriver, and his wife, Jesi. 

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family.