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William Parr

March 16, 1921 March 18, 2013
William Parr
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Obituary for William Parr

William “Bill” Morris Parr, 92, of Chillicothe, Illinois died on Monday, March 18, 2013 at Proctor Hospital in Peoria, Illinois. He was born on March 16, 1921 in Bainbridge, Georgia to Keith and Mary Parr. He grew up in Bloomington, Indiana attending schools in Bloomington. He graduated from Bloomington High School. He later attended Indiana University and ICC in Peoria. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the North Atlantic. He married Charlotte Lovejoy in Kokomo, Indiana on July 4, 1948. Surviving are wife, Charlotte Parr of Chillicothe, IL; daughters, Christine Parr of Lander, WY, Marian (Tommie) Edwards of Bartonville, IL; sons, Thomas Parr of Chillicothe, IL, David Parr of Peoria, IL; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Daniel) Viktora, Renee Parr, Jacob Parr, Margaret Schreiber, Benjamin Christian (deceased); great-grandchildren, Stephen, Abigayle, Cora, William and Mitchell. Bill worked in advertising from 1950 to 1970. Bill and his wife Charlotte owned and operated Parr Silkscreen Graphics in Chillicothe from 1970 to his retirement in 1987. He was an avid reader who loved nature and science. Cremation has been accorded and a celebration of life will be planned at a later date.

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