DANVILLE, Ill. -- Bill B. Mainord, 83, died at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 26, 2007, at the VA Illiana Health Care System.
Born Sept. 1, 1923, in East Prairie, Mo., son of the late Frank and Myrtis Scott Mainord, he had owned and operated the former Bi-State Warehouse in Danville and served on several boards including the Children's Home, Danville Junior College, First Financial Bank Board of Ridge Farm and was past president of the Ridge Farm High School Board, as well as the board of the Bank of Danville and 1st Midwest Bank. He also had served as village clerk of Ridge Farm.
He served in World War II in Patton's Third Army Armored Division receiving the Purple Heart and Bronze Star and retired as a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserves. He was a graduate of University of Missouri and a member of the American Legion, Elks Club 332 and the Shriners.
On Oct. 21, 1923, in Tupelo, Miss., he married Evelyn J. Cook, who survives.
Other survivors include: two daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and Lance Grace of Alamogordo, N.M., and Carolyn and Bill Wilson of Danville; one brother, Robert Mainord of Nederland, Texas; two sisters, Lauranna Clevidenc of East Prairie and Mary Beth Brice of Tulsa, Okla.; and five grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers Rex and Scott.
Services were conducted Sept. 1 at Sunset's Community & Life Tribute Center (formerly Lakeside-Barrick Funeral Home). Dale DeNeal officiated.
Entombment was in Spring Hill Cemetery Mausoleum.