Bill D. Lazzell, 85, of Danville, passed away on July 17, 2017 at Gardenview Manor in Danville.
He was born on Jan. 31, 1932, in Allerton, the son of Sidney and Helen (Neighbarger) Lazzell.
He married Shirley Seyfert on Sept. 2, 1953, in Danville, they spent 63 wonderful years together and she survives.
Bill will be deeply missed by his wife Shirley; children, Gary (Tammy) Lazzell of Florida, Kathy Gritton of Orlando, Fla., Danny (Bonnie) Lazzell of Danville and Lisa (Brian) Wells of Tolono, Ill.; brothers, Donnie (Martha) Lazzell, Jack (Pat) Lazzell and Jerry (Melissa) Lazzell; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Wilbur and Bernie Lazzell.
Bill served in the United States Army and was a member of the Champaign American Legion. He worked at University of Illinois as a painter for over 30 years. He loved fishing, golf, bowling, gardening and watching Illini basketball games. Bill and Shirley were members of Farmer's Chapel United Methodist Church in Danville.
A celebration of Bill's life will be held on Thursday, July 20, at 3 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, in Danville, with Jack Lazzell officiating. Visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. prior to the service. Bill will be laid to rest at Sunset Memorial Park in Danville. American Legion Post 210 will perform military rights.
Please join Bill's family in sharing photos and memories on his tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Published on  July 17, 2017