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Bill D. Stephenson - 70

11/13/1947 - 2/13/2018


Bill D. Stephenson age 70 of Colchester, passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at O.S.F. in Peoria.  He was born November 13, 1947, in Quincy, Illinois, to Howard and Sue Etta House Stephenson.  Bill was united in marriage on June 12, 1982, in Blandinsville, Illinois to Gloria Sizek.
Surviving to mourn his passing are his Wife of 35 years, Gloria of Colchester, 1 Son: Jeremy Stephenson, Rush Springs, Oklahoma, 1 Daughter: Dakota Avery, La Plata, Missouri, 6 Grandchildren: Adebelle Stephenson, Robert Stephenson, Shaylee Stephenson, Jeremy Jr. Stephenson, Phoenix Avery, Ruger Olsen, 1 Sister: Kathy (Pete) Webster, Carthage, Illinois, 1 Nephew: Kris McCarty, 4 Nieces Beth Cress, Rayanne Bennet, Dusti Myers, Dallas Nelson, and 1 very special Cat: Maggie Mae.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, 1 Daughter: Angie Stephenson, and 1 Sister: Sandi Jones.
Bill was a truck driver for many local companies thru the years, including Cogshell Construction, Marvin Pen and lastly Western Illinois Grain from which he retired.  He also had operated his own truck for a period of time.  He served his country in the United States Navy.  He enjoyed reading, listening to country music, fishing, watching anything that had 4 wheels race, especially Nasca and the National Hot Rod Association.  In his free time he enjoyed being part of the local frontiers men group.  Most of all Bill enjoyed the time he spent with his pets.
Cremation rites have been accorded.  A Celebration of life service will be held at a later date.  Jones Mortuary in Colchester will be handling the arrangements for the Stephenson family.  Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

Celebration of Life:

Services will be held at a later Date


  • Kara Saal

    on 02/15/18

    My condolences to all of Bills' family and friends. Very sorry for your loss. Many prayers going up for your family.
  • Terri Cook

    on 02/15/18

    I so enjoyed our times together, and the memories we made. From you and Jim rescuing me during my wild and wicked youth to spending those years living next door to each other raising our kids. I will truly miss you Bill. Thank you for the rescues and before dawn road trips to get me back home safely all those times and being my big brother from another mother. I love you and will miss you deeply. See you on the other side, save me a spot.

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