Bill J. Haynie - 83

10/5/1936 - 2/17/2020

Davis Junction, IL

Bill J. Haynie, age 83, was born October 5, 1936 in Anniston, AL and passed away peacefully on February 17, 2020 at Agrace Center for Hospice & Palliative Care in Janesville, WI surrounded by his loving family. Bill was the son of Lewis and Frances (Owens) Haynie.  He was preceded in death by his father, mother, sister and two brothers. Bill is survived by his wife, Jean of Stoughton, WI, formerly of Davis Junction, IL, sister, Gloria Grant of Junction City, OR, brother, Robert (Donna) Haynie of Madison, WI, son, Greg (Bev) Haynie of Littleton, CO, daughter, Lisa Haynie of Madison, WI, son, Steve (Ruth) Haynie of Elk Grove Village, IL, son, Tim (Jeannie) Beed of Lake Wylie, SC and son, Ryan (Maria) Beed of Janesville,WI. He  had 10 grandchildren, Eric (Meghan) Haynie of Chelsea, MI, Jessica Proett of Denver, CO, Adam (Lizzy) Haynie of Wenatchee, WA, Sarah (Michael) Cole of Baltimore, MD, Kristen (Bill) Haege of Post Falls, ID, Mary (Eric) Durham of Boulder, CO, Lauren Beed of Lake Wylie, SC, Ariel Galvan of Janesville, WI, Hunter Beed of Janesville, WI, Trevor Beed of Janesville, WI, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Bill graduated from Rockford West High School in 1955.  He served in the United States Air Force as a Jet Engine Mechanic at Nellis Air Force Base in NV.  When he was in high school, one of Bill’s favorite jobs was serving as a soda jerk at Freeburg Pharmacy in Rockford, IL. Most recently, Bill was owner/proprietor of Hilltop Gas in Monroe Center, IL,for close to 20 years.  In the early years of retirement, Bill worked at Christian Life Schools where he was affectionately known as “Grandpa Haynie”.One of Bill’s greatest joys was spending time fishing with his wife and grandchildren.  He took great pride in reciting T’was the Night Before Christmas each holiday and donning his Santa Claus suit for young neighborhood children.  Bill always looked forward to spring and summer so he could mow the lawn on his beloved John Deere tractor.  Funeral services  will be held 11:00 am at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 136 W. Roosevelt Road in  Stillman Valley, IL on Friday, February 21, 2020.  Visitation will begin at 10:00am.  A private family burial will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Agrace Hospice at 2901 N. Wright Road, Janesville, WI  53546. The family would like to extend special thanks to the many caregivers from Agrace Hospice and Palliative Care of Janesville, WI for their loving and attentive care for Bill and the entire family.  


Visitation for Bill J. Haynie will be from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, Friday, February 21, 2020 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 136 West Roosevelt Road in Stillman Valley, IL


A Funeral service for Bill J. Haynie will be 11:00 am, Friday, February 21, 2020 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 136 West Roosevelt Road in Stillman Valley, IL

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