Lyle R. McWilliams, 95, of El Paso, IL passed away at 9:36 pm on Sunday, October 23, 2022 at Heritage Health in El Paso.
He was born on February 2, 1927 in El Paso to James Garfield and Etta Montgomery McWilliams. He married K. Joanne Everett on November 30, 1947 at the El Paso United Methodist Church. She died on July 28, 2015.
Surviving are two sons, James (Ellen) McWilliams of El Paso, IL; David (Kim) McWilliams of Fairbury, IL; seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, six step-great-grandchildren; brother, Gerald McWilliams of Frisco, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by son, Michael; daughter, Mary Mackay; four sister; and two brothers.
Lyle served his country in the US Army during WWII. He farmed and worked for Behlen Manufacturing as a District Manager in Illinois and as a Midwest Distribution Manager.
He was a member of El Paso Masonic Lodge 32nd Degree and the El Paso American Legion.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso. Stephen Jeffreys will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9:00-11:00 a.m. prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery with full military honors.
Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children's Hospital or Shriner’s Children’s Hospital. Online tributes and condolences may be directed to the family at www.ruestmanharrisfuneralhome.com.