William Dale Dionne, 69 of Pana, passed away at 9:55 am on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at Heritage Manor in Pana. He was born on September 1, 1951 in Pana, the son of William George and Helen Marie (Tetley) Dionne. Bill honorably served his country for 20 years with the U.S. Navy. During his time in the service, he served on several ships as well as at the Pentagon for 5 years. His final assignment was on the aircraft carrier, USS Harry S. Truman. He was assigned to the ship during construction as well as it’s christening. Even before his time in the Navy, Bill loved to travel, but he was truly able to see the world while he served. He loved dogs and had several throughout his life. He was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and was an avid movie fan. Family was especially important to Bill, especially his nieces and nephews.
He is survived by his son: Shannon Parr of Colorado; siblings: Steve Dionne (Janet), David Dionne (Tina), Linda Crawford (Bob) and Brenda Washburn (Lloyd) all of Pana; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Mike Dionne.
Bill will be cremated, and no services will be held at this time. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Bill, or condolences to his family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.