William McMillian

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William “Bill” Roscoe McMillian, 79, of Waterloo, IL, born July 19, 1941, in Belleville, IL, died Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

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.


3 Comments on William McMillian

Malissa Martin said : Guest Report Dec 27, 2020 at 5:20 PM

I am Bill's cousin...my dad.. uncle Joe Martin..was Bill's Uncle...Bills Mom Cleada was my Dad's sister...last time I saw Bill was at the Smithton Sportsman Club 2 yrs ago...he appeared to be at peace sitting with a view over lake 1 and 2.....my sincere sympathies...

  • Lawrenceburg
  • Indiana
Laura & Roger Dunning said : Guest Report Dec 11, 2020 at 8:35 AM

We are so sorry to hear about your dad. We hope that the great memories will help the sorrow in your heart. Our thoughts are with you. Hugs.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Carol SchindlerVS said : Guest Report Dec 10, 2020 at 10:37 AM

Donna and family, so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Your Dad is now at peace and no pain. Love from the Schindler, Jeurissen and Lembeck families.

  • Prior Lake
  • MN

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