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William Metts

3/10/1954 - 7/22/2020

MORTON ~ William “Bill” Thomas Metts, 66,of Morton, passed away at 8:51 a.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria.

Born March 10, 1954 in Peoria to Edmund and Ida Mae (Russell) Metts, he married Marlene Margaret Vaughn in 1973. She died August 8, 2006. He later married Jennifer R. Kirkman in Gatlinburg, Tennessee in 2008. She survives.

Also surviving are four children, William T. Metts, Jr., Abraham Lincoln, Madelyn Grace and Irene Mae Metts and six siblings, June Webb, Sue (Albert) Johnson, Ralph Metts, Jackie (Herb) Donohue, Edmund (Sharlette) Metts and Tammy Metts.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Elizabeth Martin and Mary Lou Metts.

Bill had worked in maintenance for 38 years for CityLink in Peoria, retiring in 2012.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 27, 2020 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Guidelines regarding social distancing and masks will be followed.

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