Marion- William Carl “Bill” Dungey, age 89, of Marion, passed away at 5:53am on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at his home in Marion.
William was born in Marion on July 16, 1927, the son of John William and Mary (Starrick) Dungey. He married Sue Turner in Pigott, Arkansas on December 27, 1947. Together, they shared sixty-nine wonderful years of marriage. She survives in Marion.
Mr. Dungey was a member of the First Baptist Church for eighty-one years. Bill was a proud United States Navy Veteran, having served as a Sea Bee.
Prior to his retirement, Bill had worked as a plasterer for fifty-two years. He was the second oldest member of The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Marion Lodge #800 as well as a member of the Plasterers Cement Masons Local. In his early years, he loved gospel music and sang with John Goss every Sunday on WJPF radio. Bill enjoyed playing golf and when he was younger he also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his wife- Sue Dungey of Marion
Daughter- Pam and Jack Smothers of Marion
One Grandson- Clint Smothers of Grays Lake
One Granddaughter- Shara Peyton of Johnston City
Two Great Grandchildren- Savana Smothers of Grays Lake
Boston Peyton of Johnston City
Two Brothers- Vernell (Inez) McAlpin of San Dimas, CA
Earl Ray and Delores Dungey of Marion
Two Sisters- Deana Baker of St. Charles, MO
Marilyn and Keith Chapman of Paducah, KY
Nine Nieces and Nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents and three nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the Marion First Baptist Church with Dr. Bob Dickerson officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Military honors provided by the Marion VFW and American Legion Posts with assistance from the United States Navy ritual team. Visitation will be held from 10:00am until 1:00pm at the First Baptist Church. Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with final arrangements.
For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Envelopes will be available and accepted at the services and also at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home; 800 N. Market Street; Marion, IL 62959. For more information, or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com