William “Bill” H. Wilson, age 67, of Chicago, IL, passed away on May 17, 2021. He was born December 29, 1953 in Chicago, IL to his loving parents, Herbert and Claire P. Wilson (née Shaw).
Bill attended Northwest Lutheran Elementary School, and Walther Lutheran High School, Class of 1971. He joined the United States Marine Corps in 1980, proudly serving his country for four years, and rising to the rank of Corporal when he was honorably discharged in 1984. He earned a Rifle Marksman Badge, Meritorious Mast, and Good Conduct Medal.
Bill worked for many years as a cross country semi-truck driver, a job he loved. He was a human GPS; he knew every highway and mile marker in the USA.
Bill enjoyed camping, and the simple life. He was a big fan of Elvis Presley’s music. Loved ones will remember him as very social. He loved to talk to people and made many friends.
Bill is survived by his children, Bill Wilson, Jr., Kenny Wilson and Michelle Wilson; siblings, Steve (Cindy) Wilson, Carol (Tony) Scipione, Kathy (Greg) Burroughs, and Debra (Mark) Tole; grandchildren, Emma, Dominick, and Ryley; and nieces and nephews, Steve, Richard, Joe, Kristen, Chris, Jennifer, Lauren, Scott, Heather, Johnny, and Ryan.
Visitation will be 5:00pm until funeral service at 7:00pm, Saturday, May 29, 2021 at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park Street, Elgin, IL 60120. Rev. Cheri Tuccy will be officiating, and full military honors will be presented at the end of the service.
Mourners are encouraged to review the funeral home COVID-19 public health policies ahead of time.
Interment will be private.
Final arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home. For more information, call 847-741-1128 or visit www.symondsmadison.com.