DECATUR, Ill. -- William "Bill" Inman, 77, of Decatur, Ill., passed away at 2:05 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31, 2005 in St. Mary's Hospital.
Born on March 27, 1928 in Vicksburg, he was the son of Will and Ethel (Dalton) Inman. On Oct. 23, 1948 he married Sue Potter.
He was a three-sport athlete in high school and loved all sports. It was during a high school basketball game when he met his future wife Sue. He was employed by Holsum Bread Company in Decatur for seven years before getting a job with Black & Company in Decatur. He worked at Blacks for 20 years before leaving to work for the Drivers License Division of the Secretary of State. He spent his retirement camping, following his grandchildren in sporting events, and watching westerns. He was an avid bowler, softball pitcher, scoutmaster, and baseball coach of the Hess Park Indians. He helped start Hess Park Baseball and coached basketball for William Harris Grade School and Mound Junior High. He was awarded a lifetime membership to the William Harris PTA. He was affiliated with Grace United Methodist Church.
Survivors include: his wife of 57 years Sue; daughters, Kathy and her children Kolbi Templin and her husband Craig and their daughter Hannah, Matt Aaron and Kourtney and daughter Dixie Davis and her husband Ray and their sons William and David, all of Decatur; sons, Randy and his wife Jane of Sullivan and their children Brooks, Ryne and Sam; Kevin and his wife Kathy of Lincoln and their son Josh; grandchildren, Jason and Kelly Inman; a daughter/granddaughter Kolbi; and great-granddaughter Hannah.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Dalton, granddaughter Brandi and three sisters.
Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, 105 W. Main St., Mt. Zion, Ill. Burial will be in Mount Gilead Cemetery.
Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Hannah Templin College Fund C/O Scott State Bank in Bethany, Ill., or Central Illinois Girls Softball C/O Randy Moss, Monticello, Ill.
Condolences may be sent to the family by e-mail c/o dawson-wikoff.com.