William James Farmer

September 15, 1955February 21, 2021

William "Bill" Farmer, 65, of Bartonville, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2021 at his home in Bartonville.

He was born September 15, 1955 in Peoria, Illinois to Lee and Clara Mae (Parker) Farmer. They preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were a sister, Carol Look; and two brothers, Mark and Michael Farmer.

Surviving are his three children, Brian (Jen) Farmer of Metamora, Jackie Farmer of Bartonville, and Stephanie Woodson of Hopedale; five grandchildren; and two sisters, Sharon Moore of Dunlap and Kim (Tim) Kelly of East Peoria.

Bill worked on the assembly line at Komatsu America Corp. in Peoria and was a past member of the Boiler Makers Local 158. He enjoyed fishing and watching sports, especially the Rivermen, Blackhawks, Cubs and Bears.

Cremation will be accorded and a Celebration of Life service will be on Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the Peoria Youth Hockey Association. Online condolences can be submitted to


  • Lee Farmer, Father (deceased)
  • Clara Mae Parker Farmer, Mother (deceased)


  • Celebration of Life

    Thursday, February 25, 2021


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Dallas Farmer

February 23, 2021

Uncle Bill always treated me as one of his own kids. His door was always open and he was always there when you needed someone to talk to. I spent a lot of my childhood at his house, we ate a lot of pop tarts, pizza, and soda. He always had love for the Cubs, Hockey, his kids, and grandkids. You will always be missed and remembered. I love and miss you Uncle Bill.