In Memoriam : William Lampley, Sr.

William Lampley, Sr. William Thomas Lampley, Sr. - age: 89
(December 30, 1929 to November 14, 2019 )
Resident of Benton, Illinois

Visitation Information:
1:00 p.m. Monday, November 18, 2019
Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery
12740 Oddfellows Lane
Benton, Illinois 62812

William Thomas Lampley, Sr., age 89, of Benton, passed away at 12:40 p.m. Thursday, November 14, 2019 at the Stonebridge Nursing and Rehab Center in Benton.

Per Tom's wishes, he will be cremated.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, November 18, 2019 at the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery of Benton, with Rev. Dean Severin officiating. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery on Monday for the Graveside service. Arrangements are with the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

William Thomas Lampley was born on December 30, 1929 in Benton, the son of Andrew Lampley and Gertrude Ellen (Woods) Lampley. He married the former Peggy Joan Thomas on September 15, 1951. Together they shared 62 years of marriage, until her death on October 31, 2013.

Mr. Lampley was a retired self-employed brick mason. He also formerly worked for the City of Benton Water Plant.

He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean War.

Tom was a former member of the Benton Masonic Lodge #64 A.F. & A.M., Benton American Legion Post# 280, Operating Engineers Local, and the Brick Layers Union.

He was of the Baptist faith.

Tom enjoyed playing the guitar, fishing, and wood crafting.

Survivors include three children: William Thomas Lampley, Jr. and wife Renee of West Frankfort, Marilyn and husband Bruce Zoller of DuQuoin, Tim Lampley of DuQuoin; seven grandchildren: Shawn Loss, Alicia Gregg, Ben Lampley, Julie Lampley, Marcus Lampley, Joey Lampley, Brandy Metten; eleven great-grandchildren; two brothers: Paul Lampley and wife Diane of Buckner, Everett Lampley of Benton; a sister Mary and husband Wayne Summers of West Frankfort; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Lampley was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two brothers: Donald Lampley, Sr., Archie L. Lampley, Sr.; two infant sisters: Dorothy and Lula Belle Lampley; and a sister-in-law Mary Lampley.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of William Thomas Lampley, Sr., to the Alzheimer’s Association, and can be dropped off or mailed to the Leffler Funeral Home.

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