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William McCully

July 29, 1930 — June 26, 2015

William L. McCully, 84, of Lacon died and went to be with Jesus on June 26, 2015 at his residence. Born to the late Gilbert and Edith Craig McCully in rural Lacon on July 29, 1930 he married Norma Jean Fervier on December 3, 1955.

He enjoyed deer and pheasant hunting, bowled in leagues, and belonged to the local euchre club. Bill went to Branson and also took bus trips with Norma and friends. Most of all he enjoyed a cup of coffee, talking with friends, and a game of crazy 8's with Norma almost every morning. Touring around town on the golf cart was also a favorite pastime.

He was an Army Veteran that served in the Korean War.

Bill's life gave him many jobs as a farmer, construction worker, and a stint making boats at the sea sled factory. He then spent 26 years at Caterpillar retiring in 1992.

Bill is survived by: his wife; grandsons Jeromy McCully of East Peoria; Jeffrey McCully of Chicago; sister Eileen Tyson of Lacon; daughter in law Diana McCully Stuart & son in law Dave Stuart of East Peoria; sisters in law Ellen McCully of Chillicothe, Mary Ann Yepsen of Lostant; and several nieces & nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his son Rick, brother Mearl, and brothers in law Jack Yepsen & Jackie Fervier.

Services will be held on Monday, July 6 at 11 am at Lenz Memorial Home in Lacon with a visitation on Sunday from 3-5 pm also at Lenz. Cremation rites will be accorded and a private burial will be at a later date in Lacon Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to American Legion Post 593. Online condolences can be left at


JUL 5. 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CDT)

Lenz Memorial Home
823 Fifth Street
Lacon, IL 61540

Funeral Service

JUL 6. 11:00 AM (CDT)

Lenz Memorial Home
823 Fifth Street
Lacon, IL 61540

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