SAVOY – William H. "Bill" McCormick, 80, of Savoy passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at Carle Foundation Hospital.
Bill married Shirley Hamilton on Jan. 18, 1957, in Henderson, Ky.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley; four children, Bob (Helen) McCormick of Beavercreek, Ohio, Mary (John) White of Charleston, Mark (Jane) McCormick of Naperville and Jim McCormick of Urbana; a brother, Norris (Patty) McCormick of Terre Haute, Ind.; and six grandchildren, Kris (wife Danie), Rebecca, Kara, Matthew, Andrew and Maggie.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Maggie McCormick; and a sister, Tara.
William worked for many years at F.W. Means and later retired from a career in maintenance at the Champaign County Nursing Home.
He loved to laugh and never met a stranger. William was a proud Mason and veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Family was most important to Bill. They miss him and will carry on his legacy.
A celebration of Bill's life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center Champaign-Urbana Chapel, 710 N. Neil St., Champaign. Visitation will start at noon. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Philo, following the ceremony.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in Bill's honor.
If you would like to reach out to Bill's family, please join them in sharing photos, videos and memories of him on his tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.