Goreville-William “Bill” Landis, 74, passed away on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at his home.
Bill was born on September 19, 1946 in Anna to Carl Morton and Mary Lucille (Davis) Landis. He married Cheryl Eilts in Kankakee on December 3, 1994. She survives of Goreville.
Bill loved his family and friends and the Chicago Cubs. He loved to talk and never met a stranger. In his younger years, he was a scout leader. Bill liked bowling and golfing.
Wife-Cheryl Eilts Landis of Goreville
Daughter-Kim (Mike) Jones of Kankakee
Son-Jim (Tracy) Landis of St. Anne
Son-Jeff Landis of Utah
Son-Daniel (Jennifer) Buck of Metropolis
10 grandchildren and one great granddaughter
Many nieces and nephews
Chet (Karen) Landis of Huntley
Larry (Sue) Landis of Goreville
Calvin (Evelyn) Landis of Metropolis
Melvin (Diane) Eilts of Gilman
Roddie Eilts of Kankakee
Rick (Mary) Eilts of Bourbonnais
Roy (Kim) Eilts of Kankakee
John (Michelle) Vaughn of Bourbonnais
Dan (Julie) Boudreau of Bourbonnais
Steve Boudreau of Bourbonnais
Mother-in-law-Margaret Boudreau of Bourbonnais
Step Mother-Marian Landis of Metropolis
Step Sister-Michelle Watkins of Brookport
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert and Carl Landis; sister-in-law, Pat Landis; and his late wife, Claire Yvonne.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 1pm at United Missionary Baptist Church in Lick Creek. Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting with the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family and will be accepted at the church or funeral home.