William R. “Bill” Marshall, 80, of Taylorville, passed away on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at his residence.
Bill was born October 11, 1940 in Taylorville, the son of Byron and Irene (Williams) Marshall. He married Sharon L. VanHooser on July 13, 1963 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville. She preceded him in death on April 23, 2008.
Bill graduated from Taylorville High School in 1958, and went on to proudly serve our country in the United States Air Force. After his honorable discharge, he worked for the State of Illinois and Prudential for a short time. Bill then owned and operated Bill’s Pub for many years, and worked for the Christian County Medical Clinic. He eventually transferred to Memorial Medical Center where he retired from the billing department.
Bill was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, member of the V.F.W. Post #4495, member of the American Legion Post #73, and the Knights of Columbus #2120, all in Taylorville. He loved being outdoors, especially deer hunting and fishing. Bill loved a good campfire, and a cold beer, and he was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Carol Vance.
Bill is survived by his companion, Elaine Wilkinson of Taylorville; children, Lenora (companion, Chris Johnston) Siegrist of Ozark, MO, Ronald (wife, Tracy) Marshall of Taylorville, and Phillip Marshall of Chesapeake, VA; grandchildren, Steffany (husband, Gale) Mulvaney of Harvel, Shannon (husband, Joe) Hein of Aurora, IL, Connie (husband, Matt) Fisher of Naperville, Tom Siegrist of Aurora, CO, Danielle Weinert of Garner, IA, and Kaitlyn (husband, Chris) Reincke of Morrisonville; great grandchildren, Johnathan Freeman, Gabrielle Weinert, Sage Mulvaney, Lilly Reincke, Adelynn Reincke, and due in September, Eliza Reincke; sister, Beverly (husband, Cecil) Chesser of Taylorville; and several nieces and nephews
Visitation: The family will receive guests from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 31, 2021 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin Street, Taylorville, IL 62568.
Funeral Ceremony: 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at the funeral home, with Rev. Msgr. David S. Lantz officiating. The family encourages casual dress for ceremonies.
Interment with military honors will follow the ceremony at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.
Memorial contributions may be made to: V.F.W. Post #4495, 515 N. West Ave, Taylorville, IL 62568, or the Kirstie Ennis Foundation, PO Box 2182, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602.
Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to share memories of Bill, or offer condolences to his family.