Shelbyville Daily Union

Obituaries

November 18, 2013

Virgil Lee Williams

SHELBYVILLE, IL. — Virgil Lee Williams

Decatur

Virgil Lee Williams, 84, of Decatur passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2013, in Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Virgil was born on August 1, 1929, in Decatur the son of Troy and Ruby (Getz) Sr. He Served his country proudly in the US Air Force in Japan during the end of World War II and was discharged with the rank of Sergeant. Virgil retired in 1991 from Grigoleit Company as a maintenance supervisor. He loved to be with his family, camping, woodworking, and working on miscellaneous repair projects. Virgil married Donna Reynolds in Decatur on September 11, 1949, and they had 64 wonderful years of marriage. He had a wonderful sense of humor and will be greatly missed.

Surviving are his wife Donna; daughters, Patricia (Mark) Pieske, Pam (George) Arndt, and Ginny (Bill) Brockmith, all of Decatur; son, Gary (Judy) Williams of Shelbyville. Also surviving are two sisters, Maxine Williams and Marilyn (Homer) Rambo of Decatur; 8 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 3 step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, 1 sister, a brother-in-law, a sister-in-law, 1 great-grandchild, and his favorite pet companion BJ.

The family would like to thank Dr. Fritz and his staff and the DMH 4th floor nursing staff for the care they have provided.

Service to celebrate Virgil’s life will be 11 AM Wednesday, November 20, 2013, in Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home with pastor Donald Horath of Hillside Bethel Tabernacle officiating. Visitation will be 9:30 – 11 AM Wednesday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Macon County Honor Guard and conclude with the “Flight Home” ceremony. Memorials are suggested to Meals on Wheels.

The family of Virgil Lee Williams is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Avenue, Decatur, IL. View the on line obituary and send condolences to the family at www.gracelandfairlawn.com.

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