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Billy D. Turner

d. September 9, 2021

Billy D. Turner, of Springfield, died at 9:20 AM on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at his residence.

He was born August 3, 1931 to Scott Winfield & Mable Winchester Turner in Williamsville, IL. He married Carolyn J. Dyer on December 2, 1951 at the Williamsville Christian Church. They were married 69 years. She died Nov. 16, 2020.

To this union were born seven children, Cheryl A (Jerry) Eagles, Gerald W. (Susan) Turner, Cynthia J. (Don) Cornell, David M. (Jennifer) Turner, Pamela J. Turner, twins, Brian M. (Ann) Turner and Brent M. Turner.  There are twelve grandsons, thirteen great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Two sister-in-laws, Pat Turner & Sharon Dyer Powell survives him.

Two daughters, Cheryl Turner Eagles, Cynthia Turner Cornell; his parents, and seven brothers & sisters preceded him in death.  Wilma G. Harman, Robert L. Turner, Chester W. Turner, Irma J. Miller, Mary I. Feeley, Betty J. Sias & Fred K. Turner.

He was a member of the Williamsville Christian Church for over 70 years and volunteer at The Christian Village at Lincoln.

He was Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Williamsville Park Planning Commission & served on the Zoning Board of Appeals & was a Trustee of Williams Township.

During the Korean War he was drafted into the U.S. Marine Corp, where he served in H & S Btn and later with the 812st Special Infantry Co.

Bill retired as a Data Processing Manager for CMS with 40 years of service.

He was a member of several Masonic Fraternities & was a Honorary Kentucky Colonel.

Carolyn and he enjoyed many years of travel and spending time with their family.

Visitation for Billy will be held on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 from 9:00 AM until time of funeral services at 11:00 AM at the Williamsville Christian Church.  Masonic services will be held at 10:45 AM.

Burial will be held at Walnut Hill Cemetery, near Williamsville, IL with military rites being performed.

Memorial contributions can be made to Williamsville Christian Church.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family. On-line condolences can be shared at


  1. My sincerest condolences to Bill’s family. Rest in peace Brother Turner!

  2. To Bill’s family our most sincere simpathys. He was a good man, good neighbor and fine example for others to follow.

  3. You have my sincere condolences my friend. May he Rest In Peace 🙏
    Jim Brogan

  4. I am saddened to hear the news of Bill’s passing. Please accept my sincere sympathy. I am the nurse from MMC Cardiac Rehab where I became friends with Bill. I will always remember his caring nature & his sweet smile. Rest In peace Bill.

  5. Bill will be truly missed by many, our most sincere condolences.

    Anthony and Amy Miller

  6. I’m so sorry to learn of Bill’s passing. Everyone in the Dyer family will miss Bill, he was a wonderful man. We always enjoyed seeing him and Caroline at our family get-togethers over the many years. He will be missed. Love and condolences to the entire family.

  7. Bill hired me to work for him at the State of Illinois in 1974. He was a great guy to work for and we became good friends over the years. He will be greatly missed. My sympathy to Bill’s family and friends.

  8. My sympathy to his family, with hope of peace and comfort. Bill was a great guy. Years ago, he traveled to Mattoon to present my dad with his 50 year Masonic pin. It meant a great deal.

  9. Our deepest condolences goes out to David, Pam, Brent, and Brian. Your father was one of a kind. I will miss my neighbor. He always smiled and had a big heart, loved talking to him now and again. Will not be the same with out him next door. He always was in his yard and garden, nothing seemed to slow him down. One Great man, Heaven got another great angel. He is now with his Dear Carol. keeping all in thoughts and prayers, hold onto all those memories. God Bless all.

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