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William Dean Bracken

June 5, 1962 ~ December 24, 2023 (age 61) 61 Years Old
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William Bracken Obituary

    William Dean Bracken, age 61 of Anna, passed away Sunday, December 24, 2023 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. He was born on June 5, 1962 in Anna, the son of Bobbie Dean and Mildred Louise (Pender) Bracken. He married Pamela Diane Lazenby on July 10, 1982 in Anna. She preceded him in death on June 13, 2020.

    William is survived by his children, Amber (Robert) Mayberry and Nathan (Kaelynn) Bracken; grandchildren, Carson, Remington, Greyson, Easton, Emerson, Wynston, Samson, Annaston, Jackson, Alexandria, Ava, Kylie, Titus and Josephine; sister, Helen Bracken; brother, Bobbie Bracken; step-sister, Jacqueline (Jim) Sharp; sisters-in-law, Tina Bryant and Mary Dew; brothers-in-law, Leroy Lazenby and Lester Lazenby, Jr.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, stepfather, James Fox; a grandchild, Sutton Bracken; step-sister, Rena Hileman and step-brother, Jimmy Fox.

    William worked for the City of Jonesboro for 25 years. Prior to that, he worked at Hutson’s Furniture. He was always looking for yards to mow. He loved being outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and exploring the forest for ginseng and goldenseal, always hoping to catch a glimpse of an eagle. During his younger years, he was an accomplished athlete, participating in many sports. Later, he coached baseball and basketball. He enjoyed cooking and watching a good western, especially one starring John Wayne. He was a member of the Trinity Pentecostal Tabernacle in Jonesboro.

    Funeral services for William Bracken will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 3, 2024 at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Rev. Geoff Bond officiating. Interment will follow in the Anna Cemetery. Visitation will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the family of William Bracken. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
January 2, 2024

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home Jonesboro
800 Public Square
Jonesboro, IL 62952

Funeral Service
Wednesday
January 3, 2024

10:00 AM
Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home Jonesboro
800 Public Square
Jonesboro, IL 62952

Interment
Wednesday
January 3, 2024

11:00 AM
Anna Cemetery
Davie Street
Anna, IL 62906

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