Bill Read (67) of Newton


Published on April 30 2013 11:04 am

Bill Read, 67, of Newton died at 6:21pm Monday, April 29, 2013 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM – Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Newton, IL Burial will be the Trexler Cemetery in rural Newton, IL.  Visitation will be held 5:00-7:00 PM – Friday, May 3, 2013 at the church. 

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church.  Arrangements are under the care of the the Blake-Buchanan Funeral Home in Newton, IL.

William Curtis better known as Bill was born on October 20, 1945 in Olney, IL the son of Henry Blain and Golda Ellen (Harmon) Read.  He married Arnedia Fern Osborn on May 30, 1989 in Wheatland, IN.  Bill retired from Roadmaster after 32 years of services as a dispatcher.  Bill was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Newton.  He had served as a trustee, usher and drove the bus for Wonderful Wednesday at church. Bill loved and served his Lord and was always sharing God’s Word to others.  Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing, furniture making and was able to fix anything.  He was always willing to lend a helping hand.

Bill is survived by: Wife of 23 years – Arnedia Fern Read of Newton, IL...4 Children – Jimmy Gates of Olney, IL, Billy Read of Olney, IL, Kim (Al) Cross of Effingham, IL and Tony (Dana) Peacher of Mattoon, IL...14 Grandchildren...4 Great Grandchildren...Mother-in-Law – Ilene Corso of Newton, IL.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Heather Joy Peacher Brown, 2 brothers Robert and Gerald Read and a sister Betty Wright and 2 grandsons Dustin and Mike Lance.