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DECATUR -- William “Bill” Milburn Neal, 85, of Decatur, IL, passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Heartland Healthcare, Decatur.

Bill was born March 19, 1933, in Bement, IL, the son of John and Mary (Shonkwiler) Neal. A U.S. Navy veteran, and member of First Christian Church in Canton, Bill worked for AT&T retiring after 28 years. Bill loved to golf, bowl and shoot pool. He was a 32nd degree mason and member of the Fraternal Lodge #0058 in Monticello, Valley of Danville Scottish Rite, member of the Moose, Elks, KWVA and American Legion. He married M. Sue Legge and she passed away. He then married Margie (Peterson) Beckham on August 4, 2017.

Surviving is his wife, Margie of Decatur; sons: Mike (Trish) Neal of Aiken, SC, and Mark Neal of Montreal, Canada; daughter, Lisa (Dan) Darsham of Onarga; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren; step-children: Mark (Michelle) Beckham, Kim Perry, Kelly Beckham, and Lisa (Jim) Dietrich; six step-grandchildren and nine step-great grandchildren.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, three brothers and four sisters.

In honor of Bill’s wishes, cremation services will be provided by Graceland/Fairlawn Crematory. Services and burial will take place at a later date.

Arrangements by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2091 N. Oakland Avenue, Decatur, IL 62526. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.gracelandfairlawn.com.

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