PEORIA - Bill R. Clark, 61, of Peoria passed away Sunday, March 17, 2013, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
He was born June 22, 1951, to Lauren and Shirley Weinstein Clark. He married Rebecca "Beckie" K. Cooley on April 18, 1982, in Pekin.
She survives, along with his father, Lauren (Linda) Clark of Nephi, Utah; children, Kindra (Roy) Dellaripa of Utah, Byron Beck of Utah, Amanda (Sylvester) Evans of Peoria, Aaron (Desiree) Beck of Utah and Rachel (Randy) Morrow of Pekin; grandchildren, Braden, Bryson, Kimberly, Dustin, Matt, Alicia, Jessica, Brierly, Cruz and Allison; sisters, Shirley Ann Clark of Utah and Julie (Tim) Murphy of New York; brothers, Lauren (Nicole) Clark of Utah, Warren (Kendra) Clark of Utah, Kimn Piep of Utah, Kyle Piep of Utah, Kris Piep of Utah and Kory (Imelda) Piep of Utah; sister-in-law, Debbie Cooley of Florida; brother-in-law, Ron (Linda) Cooley of Illinois; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his grandpuppies, Gloria and Bella.
He was preceded in death by his mother and brother, Karl Piep.
Bill worked for the Illinois Secretary of State Office as a program compliance specialist for 12 1/2 years.
He was a member of Pekin First Church of the Nazarene, where he was in choir and involved with Encounter.
He loved watching his grandchildren and riding his Harley. He enjoyed NASCAR, football and cooking.
He was a former trustee of Groveland Township.
Bill was an organ donor.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 22, at the First Church of the Nazarene, 3514 E. Broadway, Pekin, IL 61554, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Floyd Brock will officiate. Visitation will be held at Abts Mortuary in Pekin on Thursday, from 5 to 7 p.m. and from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church on Friday. Cremation will be accorded following the services.
Memorials may be made to his church or the
The family has entrusted Abts Mortuary in Pekin with arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at abtsmortuary.com.