Williams, Earl Ray "Lucky" 71, of Coffeen, IL passed on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at his home. Earl was born on May 13, 1941 in Fillmore, IL, the son of Raymond R. and Elna Eileen (Hanabarger) Williams. He married Roxanne Besse on April 13, 1996 in Bridgeview, IL. Earl was a retired truck driver and businessman. He was a former Teamster and member of Shoal Creek A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois. He built a Veteran's Memorial in Romeoville, IL. Earl loved motorcycling and animals. He was a good businessman and had an awesome sense of humor. He always had a smile for everyone. Surviving are his wife, Roxanne; father and mother-in-law, William and Corrine Besse of Hazel Crest, IL; sons, Sean R. (Heidi) Williams of Lowell, IN and William C. (Tiffany) Shephard IV of Ottawa, IL; daughters, Tina Rice of New Smyrna, FL and Carolyn Ravesloot of South Bend, IN; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley Menin of Nokomis, IL; brothers-in-law, Jay LaLonde of Nokomis, IL and Keith Besse of Manteno, IL; sister-in-law, Karen Williams of Taylorville, IL; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded by his parents, sons, Roy Corneiler and Theodore Murdaugh; grandson, Sean Ray Williams II; brother, Jimmie Williams; sister, Janet LaLonde; brother-in-law, Larry Menin; nephews, Robert Menin and Larry Nash. Visitation is from 2:00 p.m. until time of memorial service at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 4, 2012 at Allen & Sutton Funeral Home, Fillmore, IL. Pastor Mike Plummer officiating. Memorials to Shoal Creek Chapter - A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois, RR #3, Box 72, Vandalia, IL 62471, Fillmore Historical Society and
, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. Sign our online register book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com. Arrangements by Allen & Sutton Funeral Home, Fillmore, IL.
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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Nov. 2, 2012