William Lee Hall, 96, of Litchfield, died on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at Heritage Health in Litchfield.
A memorial ceremony and Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Lincoln Land Cremation Society is assisting the family with arrangements.
Mr. Lee was born on July 29, 1923, in Dwight, to Leo and Mary Edna (Greening) Hall. He graduated from Carlinville High School in 1940. A veteran of the United States Air Navy, he served in North Africa during World War II. He married Margie Pauline Roach, of Litchfield, on Aug. 7, 1943, in Norman, OK.
Mr. Lee worked as a self-employed carpenter and was employed at International Paper, Bagpak Division, as a shipping supervisor. He was a former Litchfield city alderman, serving at the time Lake Lou Yaeger was developed and built. Mr. Lee was also the last surviving charter member of the VFW Post #3912 in Litchfield, where he served as a former post commander and a member of the Litchfield Airport board.
Mr. Lee is survived by his wife; children, Patricia (Jerry) McDonald of Litchfield, Michael (Paula) of Litchfield and James (Terry) of Cottage Grove, TN; grandchildren, Rod Hall of Litchfield, Corbin (Pam) Hall of Edwardsville and Jaime (Kyle) Montgomery of Champaign; step-granddaughter, Tiffany Guerrieri of Mt. Juliet, TN; great-grandchildren, Ian and Leo Hall of Litchfield, Corbin, Caden and Gwenevieve Hall of Edwardsville and Griffin Montgomery of Champaign; and step-great-granddaughter, Anna Marie Guerrieri of Mt. Juliet, TN.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Rolland and Raymond Hall; sister, Virginia Smith; and grandchildren, Jacey Hall, Michael Bertolino and Lorie McDonald.
Memorials may be directed to the VFW Post #3912 Relief Fund, at P.O. Box 66, Litchfield, IL 62056.