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William L McCoskey

Birth Date: February 6, 1949
Death Date: January 16, 2018

William L. McCoskey of Decatur, IL passed away on January 16, 2018, peacefully in his home.

Bill was born February 6, 1949, in Decatur, IL to William F. and Norma J. (Rokash) McCoskey. He graduated from MacArthur High school in Decatur IL. Bill was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the Navy abroad the USS Ranger. Bill worked for Cooper Brother Construction for 39 years. He married Sally Olmstead on August 11, 1973.

Bill is survived by his wife of 44 years, Sally; daughter, Amy McCoskey; sons, Billy (Petra), and Kenny (Jennifer) McCoskey; sisters, Pam Chandler and Donna (Kevin O’Laughlin); brother, Steve McCoskey; grandchildren, whom he loved dearly Erin, Braden, Ava, Liam, Breayanna, Aiden, and Vivian.

Bill was preceded in his death by his grandparents, Kenneth and Tincie McCoskey and his parents, Bill and Norma McCoskey.

Visitation services will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, January 23rd at Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home in Decatur, IL. Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association 2141 W White Oaks Dr # A, Springfield, IL 62704.

The family of William McCoskey is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

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Video Tribute for William McCoskey:

January 23, 2018
2:00 pm
- 5:00 pm
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. Sally, so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Where did those 44 years go? My heart goes out to you.

    Pam Naughton Leder

  2. Living across the street and our kids growing up together created so many memories. The one that first came to mind was the bottle rocket war between Bill and Russ across the street. The two of them were like kids together. Good times and good memories.
    The family is in my thoughts and prayers.

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