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Willie R. Williams

February 22, 1925 September 21, 2019
Willie R. Williams
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Obituary for Willie R. Williams

Willie R. Williams, 94, of Oconee passed away Saturday, September 21, 2019 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was born February 22, 1925 in Coconut Grove, FL, son of the late Willie Roan & Asunda (Blume) Williams.
Willie was a graduate of Fort Meade High School in Florida, before serving his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. It was during his time in the Navy that he met the love of his life, Dorothy Drain. They were married on June 1, 1946 in Pana and she survives in Pana and for the last 10 years, he drove to the nursing home every day to visit her.
Willie made his living as a Rural Mail Carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, where he always left a stick of gum for the children on his route. He was a member of the Oconee Methodist Church and later attended Hopewell Baptist Church, Pana. He was also a member of the Oconee Masonic Lodge and the Roy Ireland Post #317 American Legion in Oconee. Willie loved traveling, gardening and visiting his family in Florida.
In addition to his wife, Willie is survived by his children: Linda Ingram, West Newbury Port, MA; Jane Costello, Danville, IL; Dan Williams, Oconee, IL; grandchildren: Amy (Roy) Youngs, Doug Shute (significant other, Veronica), Shane (Kathy) Williams, Becky Ingram (Thohahente) & Sarah Ingram; great grandchildren: Brielle Johnston, Jules Johnston, Dalton Williams, Brett Hunt, Bella Bryant, Elizabeth Ingram. He was also preceded in death by 8 siblings.
A graveside service and military rites will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Oconee Mound Cemetery with Pastor John Largent officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m. in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home.
Memorials in Willie’s honor may be made to the American Heart Association or Alzheimer’s Association and will be accepted by McCracken-Dean Funeral Home is who is assisting the family.


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Visitation

Wednesday

25

Sep

5:00 PM 9/25/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 9/25/2019 7:00:00 PM
McCracken-Dean Funeral Home

308 East 2nd Street
Pana, IL 62557

McCracken-Dean Funeral Home
308 East 2nd Street Pana 62557 IL
United States

Graveside

Thursday

26

Sep

10:00 AM 9/26/2019 10:00:00 AM
Oconee Mound Cemetery

200 North Rd.
Oconee, IL 62553

Oconee Mound Cemetery
200 North Rd. Oconee 62553 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Oconee Mound Cemetery Final Resting Place

200 North Rd.
Oconee, IL 62553

200 North Rd. Oconee 62553 IL
United States
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