William Tex, 95, of Taylorville, IL formerly of Owaneco, died at 9:32 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.
He was born February 18, 1919 in Owaneco, the son of Joseph W. and Elsie R. Hardin Tex. On November 22, 1938 he married Eileen Behl in St. Charles, MO. They celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary this past November. Bill was an active member of the Owaneco United Methodist Church all his life. He was the first one to show up to help a neighbor or friend that needed assistance. He had been a volunteer firefighter for the Owaneco Fire Department and was a former member of the Owaneco Village Board. Locust Lodge A.F. & A.M. named him Citizen of the Year for Owaneco. Bill was best known as a carpenter and contractor and the most avid Cub fan anyone has met.
Surviving is his wife, Eileen Tex of Taylorville; son: William J. Tex and wife Kay of Springfield; son-in-law: Beauford Coss of Nokomis; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Cinda Coss, and two brothers, Bob Tex and Jack Tex.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the Owaneco United Methodist Church with Rev. Betty Coffey and Rev. Diwan Tiwade officiating. Burial will be in Owaneco Cemetery. Visitation will be in the church from 9:30 until time of services on Tuesday.
McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.