William R. France

Born: Thu., Jan. 22, 1925
Died: Fri., Mar. 11, 2011

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Mr. William R. France, age 86, died Friday March 11, 2011 at 7:35 pm at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, Illinois, following a stroke earlier in the month. He was born January 22, 1925 in Vincennes, Indiana, the son of Marion and Rachel (Gladish) France. On June 24, 1946 he married Lois E. (Goodwin) and she preceded him in death on December 24, 2006. Bill worked as a Janitor for Palestine School District and as a farm hand for area farmers.

He is survived by sons and daughter-in-law, Jack R. France, Palestine, Illinois, William A. "Tony" and Jean France, Robinson, Illinois; daughters and sons-in-law, Melba Sue and Ron Metzler, Whittington, Illinois, Mrs. Phyllis Martinez, Corpus Christi, Texas, Ms. Nancy and Gilbert Rodriquez, Tucson, Arizona; fourteen grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Lois; great granddaughter, Jenny Woods; seven brothers, Paul, Jim, Walter, Jessie, Butch, Richard, Rufus; two sisters, Grace Chambers and Sara France.

Visitation will be Wednesday March 16, 2011 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Illinois and from 9:00 am until the time of service at 1:00 pm on Thursday March 17, 2011 at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Illinois. Burial will be in the Old Robinson Cemetery, Robinson, Illinois. Memorial Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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03/12/2011 -

Rodney Martinez

Grandpa you will be missed greatly. Of what times we were able to spend together will be cherished always. I love you and will miss you.

03/15/2011 -

Jo Beth (Fuller) Briner

I'm sorry for your loss. May it comfort you to know that your are in my thoughts and prayers.

03/16/2011 -

A sympathy card has been sent to the family of William R. France c/o Pulliam Funeral Homes, PC funeral home.

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