It is with great sadness that the family of William “Bill” Edward Evely announces his passing on Saturday May 9, 2020, at the age of 54 years. Bill will be lovingly remembered by his mother, Camille A. Evely of Grayslake, IL and his adored children, Liam and Liv Evely of Springfield, OH.
Bill will be affectionately remembered by his brothers and sisters, Lynda (Rick) Kern of Gurnee, IL; Richard (Beth Anne) Evely of Lake Charles, LA; Elizabeth (Bruce) Barling of Danvers, IL; and Robert II (Judy) Evely of Norcross, GA; his 10 nieces and nephews Adam, Jessica, Phillip, Matt, Rob, Mariah, Becca, Tom, Andrea, and Michael; 8 great nephews and nieces, his aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. He is preceded in death by his father Robert Evely.
Bill was born in Blue Island, IL and grew up in Hazel Crest, IL. He was the youngest of five children born to the union of Robert and Camille Evely. Bill attended Eastern Illinois University and graduated with a degree in Geology. He also served 8 years in the Army National Guard and achieved the rank of Sergeant. Bill was a Station Engineer for the power plant at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Bill enjoyed playing harmonica, was a great animal lover, and an avid gardener.
Visitation and a funeral service will be held Saturday, May 16, 2020 at the Symonds Lakes Funeral Home 111 W. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030, Rev. John Chrzan, officiating.
Visitation will be 11:00 AM until time of service at 1:00 PM. A celebratory memorial service will be held at a later date due to Covid-19 restrictions. Those who so desire may make memorial donations in memory of Bill to the Homeward Bound Pet Shelter, 1720 Huston Dr., Decatur, IL 62526 (www.homewardboundpetshelter.com). For additional information, please contact the funeral home at 847-543-1080.