Bill worked as a carpenter from local 480 for more than 30 years before retiring. He was a member of the Smithton American Legion, the Smithton Sportsman Club, and a U.S. Navy veteran.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Priscilla E., nee Hines, McMillian; his parents, William G. and Cleada D., nee Martin, McMillian; and a brother, Leon McMillian.
He is survived by two daughters,
Elaina Schlichting of Belleville, IL, and Donna (Russell) Frazer of Millstadt, IL;
He is also survived by two stepdaughters and a stepson,
Lorraine Thomas of Belleville IL, Roxanna Johnson of Mascoutah, IL, and Wesley (Joyce) Thompson of Virginia;
seven grandchildren, Heather (Blake) Wild, Tajera (Frank) Desena, John and David Thomas, Wesley Jr. and Justin Thompson, and Jeremy Johnson;
a great granddaughter, Reese Leigh Wild;
a brother-in-law, Anthony (LaLa) Hines of Belleville, IL;
two sisters-in-law, Patricia Brewer of Granite City, IL, Betty Hines of Floraville, IL;
and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Funeral: Private funeral services will be held.
Burial will be at Smithton City Cemetery, Smithton, IL.