Billie G. Daniels

Billie G. Daniels, age 91, of Coal City, IL. passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Friday, October 16, 2020 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home.
He was born on July 30, 1929 in Kirksville, MO. to Earl and Lucille (nee McCormick) Daniels. His family moved to Gardner when Bill was a small boy, then to Braceville where he graduated from Braceville Grade School. He then attended Gardner-South Wilmington High School, graduating with the class of 1949.
Bill worked in the family business, Daniels Auto Supply, until going into the United States Army in 1951. In November of 1951, he married Joann Thom at the Coal City United Methodist Church by Rev. David Erickson. Together they raised their three children in Coal City. After his time in the service, Bill resumed and enjoyed his work. He liked to play golf and he and Joann took pleasure in traveling and visited many countries. He was always willing to give a helping hand to anyone who needed it. Most of all, Bill loved being with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Joann; their children, Cynthia (Roger)Bossler, Gregory Daniels and Bill (Laura) Daniels; their six grandchildren, Heather (Chuck) Harvey, Jennifer Brooks, Jason (Tara) Brooks, Kate (Kevin) Mengoni, Allison (Jeremy) Nugent and Emelia (Mike) Suess; 14 great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Tess and Carlie Brooks, Cora Pierard, Roman, Orrin, Laz and and Eleanore Decker, Audrina, Greysen and Burke Nugent, Aubry Suess, Flynn Mengoni, Malea Campbell and a baby coming soon. He is also survived by a step great-grand daughter, Debra Fernandez.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Lucille Daniels; his brothers Leo (Mary) Daniels, Cecil (Violet) Daniels and Harold (Eleanore) Shelton and his sisters Neilson (Donald) Glasgow and Jolene (Monte) Jacobs. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.
A private family funeral service will be held at the Coal City United Methodist Church with Pastor Bradley Shumaker officiating. Burial will follow at Braceville-Gardner Cemetery.
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Ferrari Funeral Services of Coal City are entrusted with arrangements.