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Larry McWilliams

May 8, 1943 — July 21, 2018

Larry F. McWilliams, 75, of Gridley, passed away at 10:23 p.m., Saturday, July 21, 2018 at his residence.

He was born May 8, 1943 in Bloomington to Lawrence "Mac" and Maurine (Kemp) McWilliams.

Surviving is one brother James (Jonnie) McWilliams of Forest, IN; two sisters Delores "Dee" McWilliams of Gridley, Patricia McWilliams of Bloomington; nine nieces and nephews, 15 great-nieces and nephews and many great-great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Herschel McWilliams, one sister Beverly Jenkins and a great-nephew Anthony.

Larry was a Vietnam veteran honorably serving his country in the Air Force.

Larry first worked for Western Union for 15 years and finished his career at Norlight Communications after 20 years of service retiring in 2009.

He was a huge NASCAR fan. He was also a Cubs, Bears and Blackhawks fan. He enjoyed watching any type of racing or motorsports.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, July 27, 2018 at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Burial will be in Lexington Township Cemetery in Lexington, IL.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Disabled American Vets, American Cancer Society or Gridley Emergency Medical Services.

Online tributes and condolences may be made at


JUL 27. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)

Ruestman-Harris El Paso
40 West Main Street
El Paso, IL 61738-1561

Funeral Service

JUL 27. 11:00 AM (CDT)

Ruestman-Harris El Paso
40 West Main Street
El Paso, IL 61738-1561

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