William 'Bill' E. York Sr.
Born: September 28, 1940
Died: May 25, 2021
GRANVILLE – William "Bill" Edward York Sr. went home to be with his Lord and Savior on May 25, 2021.
He was born September 28, 1940 and was the son of Glenn York and Helen (Foster) York. He grew up in McNabb and went to Sprinkleburg School, a one room schoolhouse in Granville, Illinois. He continued his education at Hopkins High School in Granville, Illinois.
Service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel, Granville. Pastor Gaurav Holkar will officiate. Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, McNabb. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel, Granville.
He married Virginia (Lehman) on October 5, 1958 at the McNabb United Methodist Church where they both remain members, and have been for 62 years.
They lived in McNabb while raising their three children, William (Maria) York Jr., Vickie (Daryel) Petersen and Jeanette (Benet) Anderson. They have five grandchildren, Rebecca (Jeremy) Sneath, Matthew (Tracy) York, Emily (Matt) Aichele, Ellen Anderson and Sophie Petersen; and five great-grandchildren, Hunter Sneath, Cody Sneath, MaKenna York, Natalie York and Lyla Aichele. Billa also has one brother, Dick York of Florida.
Bill worked for Griffith Seed Company for 43 years as seed corn processor and continued his career at Grassers Heating and Plumbing as parts supervisor for 9 years until his retirement. He met many good friends he cherished along the way.
He was an avid woodworker and carver, creating so many unique pieces. He loving and prayerfully hand carved countless handheld crosses and comfort birds to hand out to someone in need, or just to someone he loved. He never knew just how he touched people with this ministry, but now he does.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church in McNabb. Also, served as a Boy Scout Leader for many years and was a member of the National Woodcarving Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Mary Janet Rickey of Henry and Margaret Meredith of Marseilles.
Contributions may be made to the McNabb Methodist Church, or make a wish through Hospice at St. Margaret's.
Pallbearers will be Matthew York, Jeremy Sneath, Alex Daly, Matthew Aichele and Anthony Nieszel.
Online condolences may be made to his family at www.dcfunerals.com
Published by Putnam County Record on Jun. 2, 2021.