Peoria – William Mason Whitfield, 91, of Peoria, IL passed away at 1:40 AM Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Farmington Country Manor.
He was born February 9, 1924 in Champaign, IL to Nicholas M. and Gladys M. (Stevenson) Whitfield.
He married Lora J. Sherman on September 12, 1943 and she preceded him in death on April 13, 2014.
Surviving are four children, Nick (Mari) Whitfield Sr. of Springfield, Mary Jane Shea of Peoria, Shirley Kucavik of Bartonville, and William F. Whitfield of Peoria; 16 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandson.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; 1 grandson, Nicholas R. Whitfield Jr., 3 brothers; and 1 sister.
William worked for Caterpillar, where he was a clerk in the supply department in the Maintenance Crib. He retired after 30 plus years service.
He was a member and Deacon of the Second Baptist Church in Peoria.
He volunteered at South Side Mission for 30 years and received its Helen Haien Good Samaritan Award.
He was also a member of South Side Mission’s Harvesters Group and UAW Local 974.
He enjoyed woodworking.
Services will be held at 12:30 PM Friday, May 22nd at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville with visitation one hour prior.
Rev. David Scholl will officiate.
Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens, Peoria.
Memorials may be made to the Harvesters Group at South Side Mission.
To view William’s memorial DVD and submit online condolences to the family please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
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