Master Chief John Thomas Willmon Sr., 72 of Staunton, IL died December 14, 2019 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL. Born September 2, 1947 in Kansas City, KS, he was a son of the Late Mr. & Mrs. Carl Willmon. He married Patricia Ann Hartman in Raytown, MO and she survives. He served in the US Navy for 32 years. He graduated from Turner Highschool in 1964. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Staunton; Staunton VFW, Staunton American Legion, and the National Rifle Association. He hobbies included baseball, coaching, woodworking, and writing.
He is survived by his Wife, Patty Willmon of Staunton, IL; 1 Daughter, Kathreen Willmon (husband Russell) Bollinger of Holt, MO; 2 Sons, Kenneth (wife Stasi) Willmon of Kansas City, KS and John (wife Amy) Willmon Jr. of Kansas City, KS; 4 Grandchildren, Tanner, Hunter, Gabe, and Lillian; 1 Great Grandson, Mason; 2 Brothers, Fred Willmon and David Lee Willmon; and 1 Sister, Norma Ruth Houston. Many nieces and nephews also survive. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 Brothers, Carl Willmon and Lee Willmon; and 1 Sister, Winnie Mae Lee Willmon Ponder.
A Visitation will be held Friday, January 17, 2020 from 1 to 4 PM at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton. The Staunton Military Honor Guard will conduct Military Rites at 4 PM at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to Tunnel to Towers.
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