Billy Dean Stickrod, 91, of Lodge, passed away January 31, 2019 at his residence.

Billy was born June 2, 1927 in Monticello, IL, the son of Roy and Donna (Dean) Stickrod. He married Kathryn Joan Storm on February 12, 1949 in Monticello. She passed away December 23, 1999.

Billy is survived by his son, Rick Stickrod of Lodge; daughters, Connie Sullivan and Marlena Robson both of Monticello; 5 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; brother, Bob Stickrod of Monticello; and sister, Dorothy of New Orleans, LA. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and sister Betty.

Billy was a retired laborer. He served four years in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a member of the Laborers Local #703 and 50-year member of the VFW. Billy enjoyed anything outdoors, coon hunting, fishing, ginseng hunting, and his beagles.

A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Friday, February 8, 2019 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello. Memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Friday, February 8, 2019 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home. Interment will be held in Monticello Township Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Pheasants Forever, or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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