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William McCarthy Jr.

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[August 02, 2010]  LINCOLN -- A memorial service for William Eugene McCarthy Jr., 59, of Lincoln, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7,  at Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta. Maurice Stribling will officiate.

No visitation is scheduled.

Mr. McCarthy died July 6, 2010, at 2:20 a.m. at VA Illiana in Danville.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1968 until 1970 in Company "C" 802 Engineers, 854th Transportation Unit during the Korean and Vietnam wars and received a Purple Heart.

He was born Sept. 20, 1950, in Aurora. His parents were William Eugene Sr. and Mary Lou Shackley McCarthy. He married Neda Wolfram on Jan. 12, 1991, in Atlanta. She survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Wendi (and Joe) Dipiazza of Winnebago, Jennifer (and Scott) Ware of Pecatonica and Amy (and Jeremiah) Harcourt of Washington; one brother, Ronald (and Kathy) McCarthy of Gilbert, Ariz.; two sisters, Carolyn (and Robert D. Sr.) Gaston of Lincoln and Susan (and Brett) Glaser of Bloomington; seven grandchildren, Jakob and Maddy Dipiazza, Megan and Mariah Dach, Isiah, Keegan and Alex Barr; and special friends Amber and John Bone.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Steven I. McCarthy.

He was an avid Bears fan and fisherman.

Memorials may be made to VA Illiana Palliative Care Unit.

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