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Walter Leonard Dennison

WILLIAMSVILLE, IL - Walter Leonard Dennison was born August 19, 1920, in San Jose, Ill. He was the son of Virgil and Glenna Mae Parsons Dennison.

On June 24, 1941, he married the most beautiful woman in the world, Lucille G. Clark. He worshipped her for 72 years and nine months.

He was preceded in death by a son, James; a grandson, Jimmie; brothers, Earl, Jim, Bob, Wilbur, and Zeke Dennison; and his sisters, Lydia Dambacher, Burl Dennis, Janet Antonocci and Martha Wheatley.

Mr. Dennison is survived by a son, Tom (Karen) Dennison; a daughter, Linda "Windy" (Ed) Bileck of Springfield; a daughter-in-law, Sue Dennison of New Jersey; a sister, Evelyn Freeman of Springfield; eight grandchildren and four step-grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He retired from the Illinois Terminal Railroad after many years. Mr. Dennison worked for farmers, Merle and Carl Jones, for over 20 years and retired as custodian for Williamsville United Methodist Church in Williamsville after ten years.

One of his biggest passions was watching the Junior High and High School Lady Bullets softball teams play. One of his proudest moments was being Co-Grand Marshal of the Williamsville Homecoming parade and wore his jacket with pride.

He played baseball for 25 years as a left-handed pitcher. He enjoyed watching baseball on television. He was an avid NASCAR Fan. Go Jimmie Johnson!

He was a member of the Williamsville United Methodist Church for over 40 years. He loved his church and church family.

Memorial can be made to the Williamsville United Methodist Church or the Memorial Hospice Program. He was taken up to heaven with the help of a special hospice nurse, Deb, and his loving family.

Visitation will be held 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens. Rev. Dick Piscatelli will be officiating.

Burial will be held at Walnut Hill Cemetery near Williamsville.

On-line condolences can be shared at www.mottandhenning.com.

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