Bill W. Burleson, 89, of Waterloo, IL, formerly of Beecher, IL, died February 8, 2020, in St. Louis, MO. He was born October 24, 1930, in Marion, IL.
He is survived by his wife Jean Burleson (nee McGowan); children Cheryl (William) Baugh and Angela (Anthony) Armando; grandchildren Matthew (Melissa) Baugh, Sammie (David) Carr, Andrew Baugh, Ashley Armando, Arianna Armando, and Alexis Armando; great grandchildren Aurora Carr; sister-in-law; nieces; nephews; and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents Daniel Webster & Emma (nee Sims) Burleson; sister Pauline (Tammar) Saliba; and brother Edward Burleson.
Bill was a member of 1st Church of the Nazarene - Chicago Heights, US Air Force Veteran, inaugural Alumni Hall of Fame at Thorton Township High School - Harvey, IL along with Tom Dreesen (actor), avid Illinois high school basketball fan, (attended IHSA state championship tournament yearly), and a graduate of SIU Carbondale.
As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:
1st Church of the Nazarene - Chicago Heights or St. Jude's
8 AM until time of service Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Quernheim Funeral Home
10 AM Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo, IL
Pastor Randy Dodd officiating
1 PM Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Maplewood Cemetery in Marion, IL