William Robert McPeek, 58, of Taylorville passed away at 5:35 PM, Sunday August 23, 2015 in the Taylorville Memorial Hospital ER.  He was born on November 14, 1956 in Taylorville, the son of William C. and Betty J. Collins McPeek.  He married Rebecca S. McElroy on August 27, 1976 in Taylorville.  Mr. McPeek worked at GSI in Taylorville.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, and fishing. 

Mr. McPeek is survived by his wife: Becky McPeek, of Taylorville; mother: Betty McPeek, of Taylorville; Children: Misty Barlow, of Elwin, Chad McPeek, wife Robyn of Morrisonville, and Jared McPeek, wife Tara, of Stonington; Sister: Tracie Walker of Taylorville; Grandchildren: Dominique McPeek, Jasmine Guzzie, Nykolas McPeek, William McPeek, Zane Barlow, Makayla McPeek, and Tyler McPeek. He was preceded in death by his father: William C. McPeek, grandparents: Walter and Clara Collins, and George & Pearl Inez McPeek, and granddaughter: Alexus McPeek.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 from 5 until 8PM at McClure Funeral Home.  A private family funeral will be held on Thursday with Rev. James Whitaker officiating.  Mr. McPeek will be cremated following services and inurnment will take place at the Old Stonington Cemetery. 

McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the McPeek family with arrangements.  Memories of William or condolences to the family may be left online at

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