William “Bill” Akley, 77 of Decatur, formerly of Taylorville passed away on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 4:24 p.m. at Decatur Memorial Hospital.
He was born on December 25, 1934 at Kincaid, the son of William and Mary (Earney) Akley.
Survivors include his brothers, Lewis (Tina) Shanks, Robert (Deeanne) Shanks and David (Deetta) Shanks, all of Taylorville, IL and Frank (Leke) Shanks of New Mexico; step-brother, George Shanks of Texas; sisters, Mary Lowe and Rosalie Queen both of Rolla, MO and Martha Wilhite of Springfield, IL; step-sister, Berniece McMillan of Taylorville, IL; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Alice Ross and Rita Caudill, brothers, Jim and Larry Akley, step-sisters, Polly, Josephine and Velma, step-brothers, John, Jim, Harold, Harvey, Raymond, Danny and Charles Shanks.
Private family graveside services will be held at Ponting Cemetery in Stonington at a later date.
Shafer-Perfetti Funeral Home in Taylorville is in charge of arrangements.