The Commercial-News, Danville, IL


December 28, 2013

William Edward Bone

DANVILLE — William Edward Bone, 88, of Danville, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at the Hawthorne Inn of Danville.

He was born on Dec. 23, 1925, in Tuckerman, Ark., to Kenneth Edward and Mildred Hurst Bone.

He spent 67 years happily married to Beatrice A. “Bea” Baker. They married on Jan. 22, 1944. She preceded him in death on Feb. 26, 2012.

He is survived by three children, Ann (Kenneth) Dicken of Bismarck, Ed (Gail) Bone of Sedalia, Mo., and Philip (Kathy) Bone of Williamsport, Ind.; a brother, Jerry Bone of Punta Gorda, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Todd Eades of Sherman, Texas, Kerry Henley of Marshall, Mo., Tisha Estrada of Danville, Jason Bone of Fuqua Varina, N.C., Justin Martin of Danville, Tracy Smiley of Woodstock, Ga., and Tiffany Cash of Bismarck; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter, Hayven; and special friends, Sandy Sollars of Westville and Cheryl and Charlie Watts of Covington, Ind.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a son, James Bone, in 1991; a brother, Keith Bone; and his parents.

Bill worked at HeatCraft for 31 years until his retirement and had also owned and operated a small engine repair shop in Arkansas along with Charles Ed Timms. Bill was a member of the American Legion Post 51 in Westville and Bethel Baptist Church.

He loved country music and enjoyed dancing with his wife, Bea. He also liked to shoot pool and play euchre and would often be found fixing cars for those that needed it.

A service to celebrate the life of Bill Bone will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Bethel Baptist Church in Danville. Pastor Mark Carpenter will officiate. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or Bethel Baptist Church. Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home, in Danville is in charge of arrangements.

Please join Bill’s family in sharing memories, photos and video of his life through his Tribute Wall at

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