WEST PEORIA - William K. "Bill" McNary, 68, of West Peoria, died at 8:45 a.m. on Friday, July 18, 2014, at his residence.
He was born Aug. 3, 1945, in Peoria to Melvin and Mildred Slater McNary. He married Linda Hubert on June 1, 1968, in Peoria. He is survived by his daughter, Melissa "Missy" (Jim) Graf of Algonquin, Ill., and three grandchildren, Nathaniel, Carter and Makayla. Bill is also survived by his fiancee of 20 years, Barbara Burns of West Peoria.
Bill was proud to have served his country in the United States Army Black Berets during the Vietnam War. He was stationed in South Korea. He later worked as a machinist at Caterpillar for 40 years. He was a true outdoorsman.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington is handling arrangements.
He was an active board member of Fort Crevecoeur, where memorial contributions may be made in his name. Bill's memorial website may be found at www.deitersfuneralhome.com where condolences may be sent to the family.