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William Norsworthy

William Norsworthy
  • December 8, 1948 - November 10, 2016
  • Creve Coeur, Illinois

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CREVE COEUR ~ William Allen “Bill” Norsworthy, 67, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 1:18 p.m. Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Sharon Healthcare Elms in Peoria.

Born December 8, 1948 in Orlando, Florida to Henry and Jenne Dean (Hunt) Norsworthy, he married Beverly Jean (Knapp) Lane on August 19, 1976 in Creve Coeur.  She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Jason (Amanda) Norsworthy of Peoria; two step-sons, Bob (Debbie) Lane, Jr. of Mechanicsville, Virginia and Jeff (Lynn) Lane of Morton; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one brother, Henry Norsworthy of the state of Washington; one sister, Sandra Odom of Florida; and one step-sister, Priscilla. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Buddy.

A United States Army veteran, he served from May 20, 1969 to May 12, 1971.

Bill was a self-employed landlord.  Previously, he owned and operated C & D Comics in Creve Coeur.

He was a member of Northwest Baptist Church in Peoria.

Bill was active with the AA program for 24 years and was involved with the AA program at the Canton Prison.

His graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, November 18, 2016 at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, where military rites will be accorded by the United States Army and the Inter-Veterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County.  There will be no visitation.

Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur.

Memorial contributions may be made to any AA program.

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