Celebrating the life of William Eugene Derry
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He was born September 10, 1939, in Bushnell to Robert and Mary Largent Derry. His parents and stepbrother, Harry S. Truman preceded him in death.
He married Beverly K. Harris June 14, 2010, in Kewanee; she survives. He is also survived by his son, Rodney (Kathy) Derry; grandchildren, Nathan James Derry, Joseph William (Lindsey) Derry; great-grandchild, Taylor Derry; siblings, Marsha Flynn, Sandy Meinhart, Janet Root, Bobby Derry, Brant Weile; many nieces and nephews and dear friend, Randy Smith of Galva.
William worked as a truck driver retiring in 2009.
He loved his family and his grandkids. He was a great husband and father. He enjoyed sitting outside and visiting with his friends and neighbors. He loved doing jigsaw puzzles.
Cremation has been accorded and no services will be held.
The Cremation Society of Mid-Illinois Co. Pekin/Peoria is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at csmico.com
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