Cover photo for William Drown, Jr.'s Obituary
William Drown, Jr. Profile Photo

William Drown, Jr.

June 15, 1946 — November 30, 2019

William Drown, Jr.

William T. Drown

“Bill, Jr.”

Age 73 of Wilmington, passed away Saturday evening, November 30, 2019 at Morris Hospital.

Born June 15, 1946 in Joliet, Illinois, William Theodore was a son of William Theodore, Sr. and Edna Hazel (Stainbrook) Drown.

Bill was a collector of hot wheels, and old movies, especially classic westerns. His favorite pastime included hanging out and visiting with friends at the local Shell Station, and Bill will be remembered for his incredible memory of events and people.

Survivors include his brother, Robert Drown of West Plains, Missouri; two sisters: Marie Barbour West Plains, Missouri and Debbie (Robert) Eatmon of Texas; his sister-in-law, Arlene Drown of Wilmington, and nieces and nephews: James (Laurie) Drown, Kristle (Mike) Menozi, Brandy (Michael) Wooters, Casey (Stacy) Drown, Gary (Debbie) Drown, Annie Douchand, Felicia (Clay) Russell, April (Danny) Riley, Dale (Shera) Barbour and B.J. (Emily) Drown.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Michael Drown; sister, Gloria Sharp and nephew, Johnny Dean Wilson.

Cremation rites have been accorded, and Bill, Jr. will be laid to rest in Oakwood Cemetery in Wilmington with his parents at a later date.

Family and friends may sign the guest book, upload photographs or share Bill’s memorial page online through social media by logging onto:

Cremation services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. ( 815-476-2181 )

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of William Drown, Jr., please visit our flower store.


Visits: 24

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree