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William R. Bacon

March 27, 1938 - July 14, 2007

William R. “Billy” Bacon

SPRINGFIELD – William R. “Billy” Bacon, 69, of Springfield, died Saturday, July 14, 2007 at Memorial Medical Center.

He was born March 27, 1938 in Springfield, IL, the son of William and Margaret Flynn Bacon. He married Barbara Louise Adams on December 31, 1961. His parents; one son, William Lee Bacon; and one sister, Shirley Bostic, preceded him in death.

Mr. Bacon worked for Fiat Allis/Allis Chalmers for 27 years. He retired from Bunn-O-Matic after 11 years of service.

Survivors: wife, Barbara Louise Bacon of Springfield; one daughter, Cheyenne (husband, Carl) Bailey of Lincoln; one son, William R. Bacon, Jr. of Springfield; one sister, Rosemary (husband, William) Royals of Largo, FL; one brother, Edward (wife, Earlene) Bacon, Sr. of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorials may be made to the William R. Bacon Memorial Fund.

Visitation will be held 4:00-7:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 17, 2007. Services: 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 18, 2007, Reverend Edward Bacon, Jr. officiating. Burial: Oak Ridge Cemetery. Staab Funeral Home of Service.

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