William L. "Bill" Ridgley

Born: Fri., Jan. 1, 1926
Died: Sun., May 13, 2012

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Mr. William L. "Bill" Ridgley, age 86, of Robinson, Illinois, died Sunday May 13, 2012 at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, Illinois, following an earlier heart attack. Born January 1, 1926 in Bridgeport, Illinois, he was the son of Martin "Lehr" and Agnes Geraldine (Walsh) Ridgley. On January 11, 1946 he married Mary Lou (Cassil) and she preceded him in death in 2005. Bill was retired from Marathon Refinery Maintenance, after 40 years of service retiring in 1985. He served in the Third Army Air Corps, WWII; member the Hebron Road Church of Christ; E.M. Coulter Post #69, American Legion; National Rifle Association; Charter Member, Othniel Looker Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution; B.P.O. Elks #1188, Robinson, Illinois.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Jane (Watts) Ridgley, Murray, Kentucky; two grandchildren, Martin and Robyn (Meador) Ridgley, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, John and Sarah Ridgley, Littleton, Colorado; four great-grandchildren, Ethan Lehr Ridgley, Emma Grace Ridgley and Peter and Philip Ridgley; a brother and sister-in-law, Pat E. and Louise Ridgley, Richmond, Kentucky; sister-in-law, Peggy Cupp, Mahomet, Illinois; brother-in-law, John R. Cassil, Coppel, Texas along with eight nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents and his wife, Mary Lou in 2005.

There will be a public Graveside Service on Friday May 18, 2012 at 11:00 am at the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Illinois with Bro. Bill Greenwood officiating. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Research Foundation or the American Heart Association with envelopes available a Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Illinois.

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05/16/2012 -

Carol Pulliam

I was so sorry to read this tonight in the paper. I saw Bill every morning at the post office. I am a Huge Wildcat fan and noticed his coat and would talk a little UK basketball. He was a quiet man, but one day when I was out of the office, he stopped by to bring me a calendar with the team picture and all the games. When i got back, I was so surprised to see that he had done that as I am not sure how he knew where I worked. It is still on my fridge and with it being their championship year it is a keeper. I assume the business belongs to a son and I am so thankful for it. Prayers for your family.


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