William D. McNear, 77, of Brighton, died at 7:49 p.m. Saturday, July 25, 2015, in his home.
He was born Feb. 27, 1938, in Alton, the son of the late George W. and Vi (Richie) McNear.
Bill married Jeannine A. (McAfee) McNear in Carrollton Oct. 7, 1957. She survives and lives in Brighton.
William retired from Owens-Illinois as a Journey Machinist after 30-plus years of service.
Memberships include the International Association of Machinist and Life Member of the Tri-County Rod & Gun Club.
Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Jana and Steve Moore of Brighton, Robin McNear of Brighton; one son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Rachael McNear of Camby, Ind.; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; his “sweetie” great- granddaughter, Cheyann; and one brother, Mike McNear of Jerseyville.
Preceded in death by his parents and a twin brother, George McNear.
The Alton Little Theater has been named as a memorial.
Services will be held at a later date.
Targhetta & Wooldridge Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.