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William "Bill" Ballard

August 2, 1949 ~ July 29, 2020 (age 70)

Obituary

     William “Bill” Edward Ballard, 70, of Georgetown, passed away at 4:45pm, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center, Danville.  He was born on August 2, 1949, the son of Everett and Freda {Johnson} Ballard, both deceased.  He was united in marriage to Thresa “Janie” Becker on June 2, 1973, in Georgetown, IL.  She survives.
     Bill is also survived by:  his daughters, Staci Jordan of Urbana and Shana (Greg) Filicsky of Sidell; his two brothers; his one sister; his seven grandchildren, Brandon, Brenden, Brianna, Brylee, Daniel, William, & Annabelle.  He was preceded in death by his parents as well as his father-in-law, Robert “Bob” Becker.
     Bill was a proud Veteran of the US Navy.  He worked at Hostess Cake & Sunbeam Bread for 35 years as a sales representative.  He was known to many as a huge Chicago Cubs fan, as well as an avid poker player and enjoyed fishing.  Bill was a family man and cherished spending time with his family, kids, and grandkids.  The family requests that everyone dress casually and wear a Cubs shirt or your bib overalls in memory of Bill.  Because of his charitable spirit, he chose to be an organ donor and through that help others in need.
     A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at 1:00pm, Monday, August 3, 2020, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Georgetown, Illinois 200 E. West St. Georgetown, Illinois 61846 with Pastor Matt Filicsky officiating.  Visitation will be held 11:00am to 1:00pm on Monday prior to his service at the funeral home.  He will be laid to rest in Georgetown Cemetery.  Please join his family in sharing memories through his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.

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Services

Visitation
Monday
August 3, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sunset's Houghton-Leasure Funeral Chapel
200 E. West Street
Georgetown, , IL 61846

Funeral Service
Monday
August 3, 2020

1:00 PM
Sunset's Houghton-Leasure Funeral Chapel
200 E. West Street
Georgetown, , IL 61846

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